Insta-Mom Turns Vegetables into Kid-Friendly Food Art That’s Almost too Gorgeous to Eat
By: Amanda Suazo
Laleh Mohmedi takes “playing with your food” to a whole new level. In an effort to get more whole foods in her son’s diet, this Instagram mom turned his meals into jaw-dropping works of art.
Mohmedi’s food art journey started on a whim. After making healthy pancakes for her son, Jacob, she plated them to look like a lion. “He loved it,” she writes, and she began posting pictures of her creations on a personal Facebook page.
“I had such a positive response that I thought I would create an Instagram account to inspire other parents to get creative in the kitchen,” Mohmedi says. Out of healthy fare like vegetables, eggs and salmon she’s crafted everyone from “Game of Thrones” heroes and Snoop Dogg to Smurfs, Spongebob, and Winnie the Pooh. She even includes tutorials on how to create them in your own home. You know, if you have an hour or three to spare before dinner.
Mohmedi turned her food art process into nutrition lessons with her son, Jacob. “We would talk about how kale was a superfood,” Mohmedi says. “He would ask why, and I would say ‘because superheroes love eating it’ — that was a winner for him!”
Mohmedi’s food art uses clean eating choices like fresh produce, wild-caught salmon, and rice, plus no refined sugar or preservatives. She also uses vegetable-based dyes or powders like activated charcoal to give dishes a more vibrant look.
Check out some of her latest and greatest creations below, plus swaps you can make to give them a more Bulletproof spin:
Try it with wild-caught salmon.
Use shirataki or kelp noodles, plus mashed white sweet potato.
Use keto bread and raw, full-fat, pastured cheese.
Substitute mashed sweet potato and steamed spinach, plus pastured chicken.
Prep coconut flour pancakes and use low-fructose berries like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
Try it with mashed cauliflower and veggies like celery, carrots, and avocado.
Use mashed white sweet potato and trade the mushrooms for sliced olives.
For more food art inspiration from Mohmedi, check out her Instagram account here.
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