This is a recipe for fun! Even picky eaters love to help in the kitchen. You’ll incorporate multi-sensory learning when you make these yummy Egg Boats with your children.
One hardboiled egg yields 2 boats.
Begin with 1 hardboiled egg. Have your child help peel it. Talk about the shell, how hard it is and how the shell comes off the egg. How does the white outside of the egg feel? Cut the egg in half lengthwise. The center yolk is a pretty yellow. Remove the yolk together with a spoon and place it in a small bowl.
Then mix in: 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon mustard, add a dash of salt and pepper.
Have your child wash a cucumber, discussing how it feels bumpy and the deep green color. Cut two thin round slices of cucumber; then cut the round slices of cucumbers into triangles. You’ll be using the cucumber slices for sails. Remember to reinforce how yummy cucumbers are.
Then cut two thin julienne slices of a carrot. Carrots are orange and make a great mast as they are firm enough to hold up the cucumber sail. Thread the carrot through the cucumber triangles to attach the sail.
With your child, replace yolk mixture in the hardboiled egg center and place a sail in each boat.
Encourage your child like Betty Baby Bites, the little character who loves to give words of support to others in my book, Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater. She often says, “Bravo!”