How to Make a Bicycle Veggie Snack in Minutes!

How to Make a Bicycle Veggie Snack in Minutes!

Veggie Bicycle Fun Food for National Bike Week!

I’m a bit late of the mark but hey I was on my hols and I’ve been busy ha! So last week was National Bike Week. I can’t say I am a cyclist. I don’t even own a bike. Hubby does though and my colleagues are bike mad. It seems like the whole country is going bike mad too as per a BBC article earlier this year! I imagine even more so after the Olympics in Rio soon!

My colleagues do these super long bike rides that take them all over the UK, and even into Europe and across the pond. It all sounds very exhausting to be honest, but still very impressive and they often raise money for various charities.

Birthday bike fun

Anyway so we got little b his FIRST bike for his birthday last week. He just turned three and it seemed the right time to surprise him with a bike. He was over the moon and loves it as you can see.

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Because of all the bikes, I thought I’d try some bike fun food! Why not ey. And specifically using veggies, not fruit. I had a few mum friends say “hey, lovely ideas Emma but my kid LOVES fruit already”! So here we are, some fun food veggie ideas.

how to make a bicycle snack!

To make your bike “snack”, you just need a selection of veggies and whatever else you have to hand. Here I use salad veggies and some cheese. I also served this with a few crackers. You could actually use small crackers for wheels too.

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I made up three bikes using cucumber and carrot slices and a babybel cheese, cut in half. I then sliced peppers, cucumber and carrots to create the handle bars, saddle, cross bars and whatever else bits of bike there are, pedals.

Here, you can see what I mean:

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I then used tiny bits of cucumber and the stalks from rocket to make the spokes. Now beware, this was a faff (I don’t do faffing) and little b picked them off and told me to pop them in the bin. So yeah, I won’t bother with that again. He did however LOVE the bikes and his face lit up when I presented him with his plate:

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And here is what I did with any leftovers – I simply pop them in a side bowl to accompany the silly fun bit 🙂

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Again, this did not take long to make. I promise! Similar to the insects, these bikes were easy to create. If you are looking for something a bit more complex, check out BB8 and Harold the Helicopter! I am not super creative and I am certainly no super mum with loads of time on her hands. I just have a little think on a weekend as to some fun variations I can try to entice b to eat up his healthy bits.bike week cycling family son birthday mummy blogger weston super mare toddlers fun food healthy vegetables

Next on my hit list is mushrooms – he says he doesn’t like them but at nursery, I was told he had seconds of his mushroom risotto. Yes I know it’s mixed in and all, but mushrooms – what’s not to like?! I’m thinking toadstools, fairy garden…something along those lines to try and tempt him.

How to Make a Bicycle Veggie Snack in Minutes!

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  1. We\’re keen cyclists and have just got the toddler up and running on his first balance bike so we love this idea to encourage the eating of vegetables. We\’ll certainly give it a go with him, I\’m sure it\’ll be a hit!
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  2. We are planning on getting our son his first bike for the summer. I never think of taking the time to make pictures from food for lunch, I really should it looks so much fun #abrandnewday

  3. These are brilliant, what a super fun to get kids eating their veggies! They look fab 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

  4. This is such a great idea- how fun! I chuckled that little b asked you to throw them in the bin (sorry) – I think they are lovely and I\’d love to try to it. Thank you for your congrats to me in another comment too, very kind of you xx

  5. oh that is so cool, looks awesome! Adam is OK with veg but he hates fruit! My hubby is bike mad too #abrandnewday

  6. I love your veg art! I can see me doing this one day too. So simple. We are keen cyclists and the Robot has almost done 100miles as a passenger on my bike. Thanks for linking to #abrandnewday

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