This looks like the perfect situation to make use of containers. Take a look at this example:
In the example, there is a plate and 3 different food items that are all separate sprites. They have been added to a container (https://www.construct.net/en/make-games/manuals/construct-3/project-primitives/objects/containers). When you spawn/destroy a single object in a container, all other objects are spawned/destroyed.