For ages, I have been scouring my cookbooks for more interesting lunches, and epically failing, which is why I was jump-for-joy, over-the-moon excited when I discovered this whole 'Bento for Babies movement' (big thanks to capturebylucy for the heads up!) You can read more about it from her right here.
Anyway... Creativity is definitely my thing, but food is NOT my forte, so we're starting small. I'm not yet ready for these incredible themed lunches (space lunch/pirate lunch/princess lunch) and to be totally honest, I'm not sure I ever will be... I'm just not sure if it would be sustainable. So we're sticking with simple but fun... Some healthy fruit and veg and a few cookie cutters and voila...
I had one very happy one-year-old!
This lunch included...
* heart-shaped peanut butter sandwich
* cheese men
* apple teddies
* pot of tomato and celery bites
* pot of carrot and grape bites
Now, Ava really doesn't like carrots, and she generally steers clear of celery...
But check this out...
|(Only two carrots left (there were a couple on the floor as well) and no celery!|
... now that was not a small lunch!!!
Do any of you like to be creative with your food? Do any of you have any suggestions of what works?! Share the love in the comments! Tips welcome!
I'm hooking up with Magic Moment's at the Oliver's Madhouse this morning!