9 Dinosaur Food Ideas

Dino Food Ideas

As regular readers of this blog know, I am a huge fan of using cookie cutters with savory food. I wanted to use some of my dinosaur cookie cutters so I decided to make this collection.

Dino cheese

This dinosaur shaped cheese is a fun way to garnish a meal. I actually made it for myself as I feel that cute food is not only for kids.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Wegmans Kansas Medley Rice Blend, Cheddar cheese dinosaur

Top Right: Raw broccoli

Bottom Right: Watermelon

Muffin Tin Monday Dinosaur

I made this Dinosaur themed muffin tin meal a few years ago for a nephew who was 5 at the time. He loved it!

Top Row:

  • Dinosaur nest with egg (corn and Colby-Jack cheese)
  • Mama and baby dinosaurs (strawberries with chocolate eyes)
  • Letter D (Colby-Jack cheese)
  • Dinosaur eggs (green grapes)

Bottom Row:

  • Broccoli
  • Dinosaur pizzas (I made pizza dough and cut with a dinosaur cookie cutter, topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and baked)
  • Dinosaur fossil cookies

Cheesy Naan Dinosaurs

I made this meal shortly after Easter. The dyed hard boiled eggs were leftover Easter Eggs.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Naan bread broiled with cheese and garlic powder, dyed hard boiled eggs

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Raspberries

Dino Hatch Egg Quesadilla food

I had fun making this Dinosaur quesadilla hatching out of it’s shell.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cheese quesadilla with food marker details

Top Right: Broccoli

Bottom Right: Strawberries

Dino Pizza

This is another one that I made a few years ago. My nephew who ate this was 28 months at the time. He enjoyed the dino pizzas.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Fruit:  Grapes cut in half

Vegetable: Green Peas (he did not eat the peas)

Dinosaurs: Homemade pizzas, crust was cut with a dinosaur pizza cutter

Dino Rice Caveman Cheese

I used a dinosaur cookie cutter to shape sticky rice.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Dinosaur rice (cooked Nishiki rice, pack rice into a cookie cutter and then carefully remove the cookie cutter, brush with soy sauce, cheese eye with food coloring marker detail), snow peas

Top Right: Clementine

Bottom Right: Brazil Nuts, Cheddar cheese with Caveman drawing (food coloring marker)

Volcano Lunch

A few years ago I hosted Aunt Kathy’s preschool camp. I made this on Dinosaur and Volcano day for one of my teachers (my 12 year old nephew)

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Fruit: Strawberries

Vegetable: Cucumber

Volcano & Dinosaur: Homemade pizza. I shaped the volcano by hand. I tried several versions but was happiest with this one. The only sauce was the lava, the rest was cheese. I cut the dinosaur pizza with a dinosaur cookie cutter. Broccoli trees.

Yogurt: Raspberry yogurt to represent lava

Dino shaped bread

Okay I think that this shaped bread was a fail as a dinosaur. It looks more like a Manatee.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Carrot and Green Pepper

Top Right: Cottage Cheese with blueberries and cinnamon

Bottom: Dinosaur shaped bread (food marker details), cherry tomatoes, almond butter (in Mini Dippers)

Dino Tortilla Chips

Recently I discovered that I prefer black beans if I mix them with salsa. These homemade dinosaur tortilla chips are sprinkled with paprika and hot paprika.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Dinosaur tortilla chips with paprika and hot paprika (I cut flour tortillas with a dino cookie cutter, brushed olive oil on each side, sprinkled with paprika and baked in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.), blackberries

Top Right: Greek yogurt with cinnamon

Bottom Right: Black beans and salsa

I hope that you now have some new ideas for making dinosaur shaped food for the kid in your life or yourself. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to 9 Dinosaur Food Ideas

  1. Brilliant collection! Love the volcano – so clever! 🙂

  2. eclecticlamb says:

    Thank you so much!

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