It’s always fun finding ways to get children excited about vegetables. Here’s one I tried with huge success!!


2 Celery sticks

1 slice of bread

2 zucchinis

1 egg

1 small can of tuna

a dozen beans

2 carrots


grated cheese

1 cup rice

Salt and Pepper to taste

blue food colouring

Step 1: Hollow out the zucchini, using a small spoon and place the removed parts in a bowl.

Don't hollow right to the edges, leave enough to hold a fairly runny mix in.

Step 2: Mash the contents of the bowl adding the Tuna the egg and salt and pepper.

It will look better when it's finished I promise!

Step 3: Place zucchini shells on a greased baking tray, or dish.

Step 4: Spoon the mix back in to the shells sprinkling grated cheese over the top.

Use your favourite cheese!

Step 5: Cook in oven at 180 for approx 20mins. Cheese will be browned and zucchini softer when cooked.

Step 6: While this is in the oven cook your rice using the absorption method. ( 1 cup rice 1 cup water bring to boil then turn to very ver low heat and leave to sit for 10mins. Perfect every time)only this time add some blue food dye to the water!!

Yep blue rice is optional!

Step 7: Cut up carrots to look like shark fins, pull the broccoli apart to look like people and cut the bean in half to look like oars. Then lightly steam the veggies.

Carrots fins take a little bit of time but are worth it!

Step 8: While that is all happening cut up the celery to look like masts and the bread to look like sails.

Here is it one Veggie Boat for tea!

Step 9: Once all cooked, construct your boat and serve as a surprise for tea!

One friend even suggested I should have added a plank!! To make the people walk the plank! Maybe next time!!!