Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time to get creative

My daughter isn't the best eater, so I figured it was time to get creative! I've been researching food blogs that talk about bento boxes for kids. These mothers are really creative, you have no idea!! Just check out Stephanie's blog! I figured I would give it a try. So I visited a local Japanese store to pick up some supplies. Here are a few of my supplies:

I use the items in the first 2 photos for holding healthy food in her lunch container. They help to divide the food. I use the items in the last photo to cut her sandwich which she thinks is too funny. I found food coloring pens to write faces on the bunnies and birds. When I get good, I'll take more photos of her bento boxes. 
Another food blog does a weekly "Muffin Tin" talk where they place food in silicone cupcake holders. Since my husband was out of town, it was girl night and a perfect night to try it out. So we had tomato grapes, rolled bologna, star shaped cheese, raspberries, butternut squash, sweet potato fries, and for dessert chocolate covered raspberry sticks. She ate everything except for the tomatoes which she said were gross! All in all, good night at the dinner table. She is eating new things and having fun, that is all that matters to me!

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