Cute Snack Idea: A Healthy Little Hummingbird

This healthy hummingbird snack is surprisingly easy to put together and guaranteed to be a hit with little ones!


Photography by Jill Dubien

This cute little hummingbird snack may look complicated, but with the right tools you can whip this up in minutes. It’s so gorgeous though, it looks like I spent hours making it. The kids and I were watching tiny hummingbirds at the feeders out at camp last weekend and I thought it would be the perfect time to make them a cute little hummingbird snack. Here’s how I made it:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 red pear
  • 1 yellow plum
  • 1 large, peeled carrot
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 dragon fruit
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • A few blueberries
  • 1 icing eye
  • A sharp kitchen knife
  • A flower cutter (like this one)
  • A carrot curler (like this one)


1. Grab your red pear and slice it in half, lengthwise. Place this pear on one side of a plate with the smaller end pointing up. This will be the hummingbird’s body.

2. Take your yellow plum and slice 2 pieces off of it for the hummingbird’s wings. Place these on your red pear.

3. Slice the skin off your kiwi and then slice your kiwi into thin slices. Using your flower cutter, cut the kiwi into flower shapes. Place a few of these on your plate.

4. Slice your dragon fruit into thin slices and use your flower cutter to cut out flowers. Place a few of these on your plate.

5. Grab your peeled carrot and start twisting it in your carrot curler like you’re sharpening a pencil. Take the carrot shavings and roll them into flowers. Repeat this process until you get 2 or 3 flowers and place them on your plate.

6. Drop a blueberry into the centre of each carrot flower.

7. Take your remaining carrot and slice some thin slices off it for the hummingbird’s feather tail. Place these on the bottom of the hummingbird’s body.

8. Take 1 spinach leaf and slice off the stem. Place the stem on the hummingbird for the beak.

9. Stick an icing eye on your hummingbird.

10. Finally, grab the rest of your spinach leaves and arrange them around the fruit and vegetable flowers.

This little snack is almost too pretty to eat—almost. My kids gobbled it right up. Enjoy!


jill-dubienJill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and 2 wonderful kids. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

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