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As you all already know – Grady’s a picky, picky eater. Sometimes I think he’d rather go hungry! I’ve had some good luck getting him to eat when I make his food fun – lots of color, cool shapes, etc. He definitely eats more when I cut his sandwich into shapes than when I leave it whole. Read on below for a few tips on making food fun for kids that have seemed to help me.
Making Food Fun for Kids
- Offer Variety: Although many toddlers like to eat the same foods over and over again, it’s good to offer your kids variety. Not just because it will give them more nutrition, but because it keeps them from getting bored. Buy different fruits and veggies each week to serve and let your kids help pick them out.
- Lots of Color: Who wants to eat a boring brown plate? Not me. And definitely not Grady! He tends to eat more when his plate is colorful – and not just with the food I serve, but what it comes on. You can find lots of colorful plates, bowls, and utensils on the market.
- BENTO: We haven’t experimented much with bento – you know those cute little lunch boxes with the food arranged in cutesy ways – but I’m about to place my first order for some supplies! Even though Grady doesn’t yet go to school, I think he’ll love having a bento box lunch.
- Fun Shapes: Grady always eats more when his food is cut into fun shapes. We use an assortment of cutters including ones that I was sent to review from FunBites. We have all 4 of their cutters – including their new triangle cutter. Grady loves to pick out which one he wants!
- Let Them Help: From helping in the kitchen preparing their meal to helping pick out the food you’re going to buy at the store and the market – lending a helping hand makes it more likely they’ll eat it! Trust me – it works!
We absolutely love our FunBites cutters and have been using them for over a year now! You can check out my previous review here. Overall, they’re easy to use, cut through a variety of food, and are super easy to clean (top rack dishwasher safe). They come in 3 different shapes (green squares, orange triangles, and red or pink hearts).
We use the square cutter the most often, but it’s fun to combine the different cutters and get creative. We just recently received the triangle cutter and Grady has been asking for that one a lot – especially for cheese. I guess the orange color makes him think of cheese!
What are your tips for making food fun for kids? Have you tried the FunBites Cutters yet?
You can purchase FunBites, like the ones I’ve reviewed, on the FunBites Website for $12.99 a piece.
One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win their choice of FunBites Cutter! Which one will you choose?
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Winner: Polly K.