Ok first blog post and all. Inspired by some mum friends and, after much procrastination, I finally decided to get my bum in gear and just do it. Let me begin by saying that I am in no way some super mum who spends hours and hours in the kitchen cooking. My friends and family will know that I just don’t do “cooking”. Literally everything ends in disaster. Garlic banana dip anyone. And there wasn’t even a flippin banana in sight. So let’s just say the stuff I make is not rocket science. Anyone with a few minutes to spare in the morning (while child is eating breakfast) can create something along the lines of this:
To get us started, here are some tips on how to create some pretty cool food with minimal time, effort and bother. Well, a few of the things I have tried have been a bit bothersome – think mapping the world out of food…but let’s start with the easy stuff!
Things you need for fun food:
- Some fun lunchboxes. Try any discount store, pound shops, that type of thing. Even supermarkets offer some pretty cool boxes I’ve noticed. I picked up a very cute robot style bento box in Tesco.
- Food picks. I found a few in a pound shop and you sometimes get them in regular supermarkets but I find them hard to come by and am going to get some online. Basically anything tastes good on the end of a food pick! Or at least little B thinks so.
- Silicon cup case holders. Paper ones work too but they tend not to hold their shape very well.
- Cookie cutters. Any shape, any size. The more the better!
- A black icing pen. You can pick these up in the supermarket baking section. And I’d add a black edible ink pen. You can get these online for a few quid.
If you can’t be bothered to faff on with shop after shop then I highly recommend the online store at Eats Amazing. Grace makes some truly fantastic creations for kids and really takes fun food to the next level!
And there we go. Phew, first post out of the way! Don’t forget to check us out on Pinterest for more fun food ideas too 🙂 We’d love to see you there!