Monsieur Melion

Clara's Monsieur Melion is a first place winner in our 2013 Foodimal Contest!  

5 year old Clara from Montreal says that lions are her favourite animal.  Monsieur Melion has 20 children and they all live in a big house by the sea.  He loves the water and swimming, which is why he lives there and not the jungle. He's a very nice lion and enjoys eating Chinese Food, pasta, fruit, vegetables and meat.

How to make a Melion

You will need:

  • Watermelon
  • Mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • 1 olive
  • 2 pistachios
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 slice of whole grain bread
  • 2 leaves of bok choy


  1. Cue two slices of melon for the head.
  2. Place the olive in the centre of the melon slices for the nose.
  3. Thinly slice the celery to make whiskers and place around the nose.
  4. Cut mozzarella into triangles and place around the head to make the lion's mane.
  5. Cut thin slices of cheese and position under the nose to make a happy face.
  6. Use the bok choy leaves for ears and the two pistachios for eyes.
  7. Use the slice of bread for the melion's body.
  8. Cut 4 slices of cheese into rectangles and position under the bread to make the legs.
  9. Shred cheese to mimic fur and place on sliced bread.
  10. Slice cheese into thin strips to make the tail.

Last Update – November 9, 2016

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