Everything you Need to Create Fun Food for Kids!
I’ve written a lot of posts in the past that aim to encourage little ones to eat. The struggle is real people. When b was a baby, he’d eat anything and everything. And then he hit toddlerhood and he decided to become fussy. We practically never ate out for a year! The blog actually started as a way to document making meal times a bit more fun. Think chicken and bear hunt roast dinners.
I’d gotten fed up of making a meal and having it thrown on the floor.
Today I’m sharing with you some of the best things you can invest in if you want to give fun food a go. Think bento boxes, cup cake cases and food picks. These things are easy to get hold of and don’t cost a lot. I’ve included all the Amazon links you need to get started. Note, they are affiliate links.
Invest in a good lunch or bento box. I love these designs because they have a number of separate compartments to pop different food into.
Even a bland lunch can be perked up with a few food picks or forks. There are so many available online so have a look and pick some that your child will love.
Have a look on Pinterest, search the me and b food archives or invest in a book. There are so many ideas out there!
Adding eyes to food can literally transform a meal. Take a read here. I remember adding raisin eyes to toast, cereal and fruit. Anything that would encourage the little man to eat up. These plastic ones are cute as you can pop them on sandwiches, muffins and pieces of fruit.
One of the easiest ways to create a fun lunch is by using cookie cutters to shape sandwiches and veggies. If you’re worried about waste, tuck any leftover filling back into the sandwich shape.
Silicon Cupcake Cases
Silicon cupcake cases are super useful because you can pop a variety of food into them and then place them into a lunch box. I used to fill a few cases up with sweetcorn, pieces of cheese, ham, fruit and crackers. Anything that your little one will enjoy. I’d make these lunches up and take them out. It never took long and b always ate more of these lunches than just a regular sandwich.
These are super handy to have in if you want to make a lunchbox a bit more fun!
More Food Picks
Depending on your child, you may want to use food picks. I introduced then when b was around two and he’s always been pretty good in terms of not poking an eye out. These unicorn ones are cute.
What do you do to try and encourage the kids to eat? Be sure to share your tips with me in the comments.