This adorable Lorax veggie tray is perfect for so many upcoming events. Munch on veggies while celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Month in March. Or break out the Lorax veggie tray in April for Earth Day. After all, he speaks for the trees.
Veggie Tray Ideas
There’s something so fun about cute veggie tray ideas. I feel good making them because they encourage my kids (and myself) to eat a few more veggies. Plus who doesn’t want to celebrate a cool character, holiday or event with fun food?
I am all about encouraging my kids to eat more fruits and veggies. Although to be honest fruits aren’t generally a problem in our house, veggies are. So I try to stick mostly to veggies they already like that fit the color scheme I need. If I can add a new or less liked veggie in too, then I do.
The Lorax Veggie Tray
In the case of the Lorax veggie tray, I needed a lot of the color orange and a little bit of yellow. I stuck with baby carrots for the bulk of the Lorax and then created his eyebrows and mustache with strips of yellow bell peppers. I could have swapped the carrots with orange bell peppers but I wanted a little more variety than just bell peppers.
The eyes are just little cups of ranch dip with a round piece of black olive in them. You could also skip the dip and cut out circles of jicama instead. I wouldn’t though, I am a big fan of fresh ranch dressing or even an easy ranch dip made with fat-free sour cream.
Baby Show Veggie Tray
By the way, I think this would be an awesome baby shower veggie tray for a Dr. Seuss themed party! Or even a Dr. Suess themed birthday or Halloween party! What do you think?
What’s the Lorax?
The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss in 1971.
Who is the Lorax?
The Lorax is the title character in the book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. He ‘speaks for the trees’ and warns readers what might happen when we let consumerism and greed take importance over protecting the environment.
Is the Lorax a Dr. Seuss Book?
Yes, The Lorax is a book written by popular children’s author Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is also known for writing The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Why is the Lorax orange?
That’s a great question. I don’t know why the Lorax is orange and I couldn’t find any specific information about why the Lorax is orange. Dr. Seuss is known for crazy, bright illustrations so I would guess it’s because the orange color of the Lorax pops against the green grass and blue sky in the book.
Does the Lorax like carrots and yellow bell peppers?
I think the Lorax does like to eat carrots and yellow peppers, I mean who doesn’t. 😉