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Funny Pudding Faces {by Claire Stone, Nutritional Therapist)

Today’s post comes packed with awesome sauce.

It’s about fun food, because you can’t have a Fiesta without fun food, right? Well, let me tell you, my guest blogger today, Claire Stone, knows what she’s doing. This is going to be fun.


You know how it is: your children start whining about being hungry, and you’ve not even started making a meal yet. You want to let them help you with the cooking, but they aren’t quite old enough to let loose with a sharp knife and chopping board yet. What can you do?

Make some funny faces. And I don’t just mean stick your tongue out at your kids.

Make some funny pudding faces. They are super easy to do. They look brilliant, and they also give your children a creative AND handy way to help with food prep. These funny pudding faces are just a starting point. You can make the pudding into anything you like – my kids like faces because we get to joke about eating a nose or an eye, but feel free to do whatever you like with your kids.

This is exactly the kind of art I like – you get to make something without too much fuss or prep, and then you get to eat it. No waiting for glue to dry, no need to worry about paint on the furniture and no brushes to wash afterwards. Not only that, but it fits the nutritionist and mum and fun-factory sides of my world, and gets kids involved in choosing and making their own foods, and introduces them to new ingredients in a fun way.

What’s not to like?

You will need:

  • A pot of yogurt (natural, full fat organic yogurt is best, or soya or coconut yogurt if you don’t do dairy is cool too!). If you prefer, you can make your own base by blending up some berries with a banana and using that instead.
  • Some fresh berries: raspberries, blueberries or strawberries work well.
  • Some raisins, currants or other dried fruit.
  • Some nuts (almonds and peacans are good).
  • Some dessicated coconut or shelled hemp seeds.
  • Some pureed fruit (such as apple).
  1. Put a few big dollops of yogurt or fruit base into a bowl and let it sit for a few minutes (so that it has a chance to spread out).
  2. Take the fruits and nuts and use them to create eyes, a nose and a mouth.
  3. Use the pureed fruit to create some hair (and a beard if you fancy) and then top it all off with the dessicated coconut or hemp to add a bit of life to the hair or beard.
  4. Once completed, get stuck in.
yogurt pudding and frozen fruit to play with
Oh, the possibilities
fun pudding faces with yogurt and fruit
Too cute to eat?
fun faces with yogurt and fruit
Lovely hair
fun faces with yogurt and fruit
A pink beard, yes!


Claire Stone is a nutritionist who thinks that first and foremost, food should be tasty, real and that you should enjoy it – no point eating low-calorie pretend food just because someone says you should. She happily jumps stalks of broccoli in her quest to help you fight your kryptonite, and find your superfuel. Get your free copy of her ebook full of Summer Detox recipes here.

And the gorgeous pictures? All thanks to the extraordinary, Marcela from The Celebration Girl.

ps1.:  Definitely check Claire’s website, and if you should happen to sign up for one of her detoxes, you won’t regret it. I did one, and I can’t wait to do it again. 

ps.: I invited them to write a guest post because I love their stuff. I’m not getting paid, they’re not getting paid. We just love what we do and we want to share it.