Strawberry birds

Summer is the perfect time to be outside reconnecting with nature. No bush walk would be complete without seeing some birds, although not sure these ones are natives!



  • pineapple (melon/apple/pear)
  • strawberries
  • cream cheese (yoghurt/coconut cream)
  • blueberries (raisins)
  • mint (basil/coriander/parsley)


Step 1 Make a trunk for the tree from pineapple.

Step 2 Add some top branches.

Step 3 Use edible leaves to give the tree foliage.

Step 4 Cut strawberries in half to create the birds.

Step 5 Give them some nice ‘googly’ cream cheese eyes.

Step 6 Then use a slice of blueberry for each pupil.

Step 7 A triangle of strawberry can be placed under the eyes for the beaks.

Step 8 Then add some chopped leaves as grass under the tree to finish off.


Judith Yeabsley is a mum of two boys who is
passionate about healthy food for kids. Her blog
The Art of Nutrition is a popular place to find inspiration for fun, healthy, creative food for kids big and small. Judith describes her mission as “how to present healthy food creatively so it is delicious looking and impulse-creating, so kids can’t wait to tackle the plate”. The focus is fruit, vegetables and whole grains. The plates are designed to be made by the average time-poor parent, in the average kitchen, using readily available ingredients and working on a budget.

First published: Jan 2015

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