Healthy Edible Tree with Sauteed Vegetables | Fun Food Ideas for Kids

Healthy, edible tree made with sauteed vegetables are a perfect way to feed vegetables to our kids. Edible tree make for a great side dish with grilled chicken, pasta or grilled cottage cheese steak!

This is one in hundreds of creative ideas out there to make food fun for kids. I love serving fun food to my kid and see the excitement in her eyes. She is only three years old and already has likes and dislikes. I often feel that she is just being fussy but I respect her decision to not eat if she doesn’t like the food offered.

It’s very easy to deal with fussy eaters, because we don’t really need to deal with them. We need to deal with our expectations of them. We want them to eat a certain food on a certain day and they don’t. It’s fine. We need to move on and not make it our mission in life to feed them that broccoli! I usually deal with it this way. I stop offering the particular food item for some time and re introduce after a break in a new form. She almost always takes to it.

I have also noticed a huge change in the way she perceives food ever since I started making food fun for her. She takes more interest now in her food. Asks more questions and also tells me why she doesn’t like it or why she loves it. Good progress isn’t it? These sauteed vegetables are a versatile recipe and can be made with vegetables of your choice.

Follow Foopla to know more about the progress my daughter is making in her food habits! You may also want to have a look at Besan Chila Breakfast Tacos, Crispy Chicken Pops or my very popular Mini Pizza Recipe!

Healthy Edible Tree with Sauteed Vegetables

Healthy, edible tree made with sauteed vegetables are a perfect way to feed vegetables to our kids.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Nandita


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil or any regular oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian Spice Mix*
  • 1/2 cup Mixed Bell Pepper Triangels
  • 1/2 cup Baby Corn Cylinders, steamed
  • 8 Small Skewers optional


  1. Heat Olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and saute for half a minute.

  2. Add vegetables and saute on high heat for a couple of minutest until they are slightly charred but still have a bit of bite in them.

  3. Add the Italian Spice Mix* (you can replace this with some mixed herbs, pepper, red chili flakes and salt) and mix well.

  4. Once the herbs have coated the vegetables well, switch off the gas and take the vegetables out.

  5. Now in a skewer, put two small baby corn cylinders and then a bell pepper triangle to make a tree. Serve as a side dish!

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