Why wasn’t I told that convincing a small human to eat requires enormous creativity?
I am a consummate constructor of food monsters. For some reason, known only to a toddler or preschooler, anything shaped into a monster may be eaten. Boiled egg? Boring! Egg monsters? Delicious.
(she ate most of the egg monsters before I could take a picture)
Foods named eggs and toast? Yesterday’s news. Foods named “eggs in a nest?” Something new!
Food presented on a plate? Blah…push it around with a fork. Food presented in an egg carton, altoid box, cupcake liner, cookie cutter, or any odd container? Gobble it up.
The egg carton is Norah’s favorite lunchbox.
Need some ideas for a picky little one? I take lots of ideas from bento box themes. Check out laptop lunch’s ideas. I also like their photo gallery.
Of course, for those truly artistic souls, aspire to true bento genius.
I love this site. She has the neatest bento box lunches. If only I were that creative.
There was a cool article awhile back in “Mothering” about bento boxes. Did you see it?