Mr. Potato Head

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I grew up playing with a Mr. Potato Head and it brought back such fond memories. So I thought it would be fun to make an edible Mr. Potato Head, your kids will surely enjoy.  This is a “make it your own” meal and great to let the kids pick out the ingredients to make the potato look like a person!  Here’s what I did for this particular lunch:

Ingredients

  • The Head: 1 small organic russet potato, baked or microwaved
  • The Hair: 1 small red bell pepper, sliced to make spiky hair
  • The Eyebrows:  cooked black beans
  • The Eyes: 1 small watermelon radish (or chioggia), very thinly sliced
  • The nose:  1 small carrot, peeled and cut into the shape of a nose
  • The lips:  1 cherry tomato, sliced in half lengthwise, sliced in the middle for the mouth
  • Hummus, either homemade or store-bought, to act as glue and dress the greens
  • Curly sweet lettuce and broccoli, or other sprouts as a bed for the potato.
  • Other veggies of choice:  I steamed broccoli and cauliflower

Instructions

1- Using a paring knife, make slits in potato to make room for the facial features:

  •  On top of the potato “head” to insert bell pepper hair
  •  Shallow slits where eyebrows will go so that you can insert black beans
  • Vertical slit for carrot nose
  •  Slit in shape of a mouth for the cherry tomato lips


2- Start from top of the head down!  Insert bell pepper hair, black bean eyebrows, then place the radish eyes under the eyebrows, using a bit of hummus as glue.  Now the carrot nose, and finally the cherry tomato lips,

3- Place potato head on hummus dressed greens and sprouts, and garnish with steamed veggies of choice.


Other Ideas for Special Features:

How about adding a mustache or goatee!  If you have room, you can make an entire body!  Cauliflower floret ears, broccoli hands, sugar snap pea shoes.  Lots of fun ideas.  Let the kids play with their food!

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