Mother tricks her children into eating fruit and vegetables by turning their food into works of art

Mum turns food into works of art.
Mum turns food into works of art.  Photo: Instagram/@lunarbell_lunch

Sarah Gonzalez is a mother of six and was finding it hard to get all of them to eat their fruit and vegetables.

She got around this issue in a very creative way - by making incredibly beautiful lunches.

The mum, from California, started making these meals after her 4-year-old daughter started being picky with her food.

Her children now request their favourite characters from books, TV and film - they love their fancy food.

"[My daughter] refused to eat celery," Gonzalez told Nanny magazine. "When I presented it to her before the start of my fun lunches she would not eat it. Then I made a lunch with a cute little panda and some thinly cut celery that was positioned to look like bamboo. She ate every piece of that celery on her plate and asked for more, no questions or complaints!"

Mrs. Gonzalez started documenting her creations on Instagram, where they have become quite popular.

She now has 14,000 followers, and it's not hard to see why.

Her lunches are really creative 


Even the pickiest eater would be excited by this

She hopes to start a blog to teach other mothers how to make these lunches

Some of the lunches are incredibly intricate

She makes bento boxes for packed lunches, too

Which are really cute

"This new way of presenting food to my children has brought them so much joy and excitement with the added benefit of them eating healthier," she said. "I would love for other people to discover it and share it with the children in their own lives."

The Telegraph, London