Jacob’s Food Diaries Chronicles Mom’s Movie-Inspired Lunch Art – Scary Mommy

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Jacob’s Food Diaries Chronicles Mom’s Movie-Inspired Lunch Art

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Mom uses food to create actual works of art for her son

Last week, I served my kids’ dinner on those plates with the little compartments. They had sweet potato fries, hot dogs, peas and applesauce. I made the ketchup zigzag all up and down the hot dogs and fashioned smiley faces next to them constructed entirely out of peas. Then, I stood back and admired my handiwork.

Turns out, my handiwork is total amateur hour bullshit compared to what this extremely talented mom does to her son’s food.

Laleh Mohmedi, of Melbourne, Australia, has a seriously savage talent for turning any kind of food into a beautiful work of art. According to ABC News, her son was the inspiration for a hobby that’s turned into a lot more. She created Jacob’s Food Diaries, an Instagram account with a following of nearly 50,000.

“I have always been a strong advocate in healthy organic eating for children. Last May, I decided to turn Jacob’s spelt pancakes into a lion. He absolutely loved it and it progressed from there. Jacob tells me which character he would like for me to make, be it from a book, a movie or something that has caught his eye that day.”

So, she takes any character he wants and crafts it out of food? Laleh, can you please make me a salmon burger in the likeness of Jon Snow? Cool, thanks.

Mohmedi says Jacob even ate the octopus she used to construct Hank from Finding Dory, although she wasn’t totally feeling it. “I honestly thought he would turn his nose up at the octopus but he actually helped me prepare it without any issues. I, on the other hand, was gagging — the tentacles were enormous!”

Yeah…that’s cool. I think I’ll stick to un-tentacled creatures when it comes to cooking dinner for my kids, but more power to this adventurous mom.

All kidding aside, Mohmedi’s creations are positively mind-blowing. Here’s a sampling of her incredible work.

Avocado Kermie? Yes, please.

Goofy made out of like, all the food groups.

A little more octopus, because what else would Ursula be made of?

This Yoda born of chicken, spinach mash and cucumber is seriously next-level and please don’t show my Star Wars-loving son, because no.

Look, kid. I will go to Target and literally buy you 14 plates with Elsa right on them but this is never happening. 

This is obviously a passion for Mohmedi, and if it makes her kid eat something other than cheese sticks and chicken nuggets, she deserves all the applause. Her dedication to his little palate is admirable, as is her artistic talent.

But if any of you ever catch me doing this in a bid to get my kids to eat, please send help.