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Road to Bento

Saturday, October 01, 2011

It started out as a quest to get my kid to eat more of a variety of food.

First, we tried a "fun" way to eat the food - he picked up chopsticks right away :)



Then, I started serving his food in compartments -- and, chopsticks seem to have been replaced with toothpicks (not the wisest of ideas for a toddler, but hey... if it gets food from the plate to his belly, I'm gonna try it):



And, I started cutting cute little shapes:



All of this has led me to Bento-style lunches and has led to the kid eating more interesting, more healthy, and just plain *more* food.

Another post (and pics!) about All Bento will be following, but for now....


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HICALGAL 10/6/2011 1:43AM

    anything to help him eat more healthy is worth it. all the best ..chopsticks, bento or cut up shapes!

ps..hes a sweetheart and a cutie pie!!! muuuahhhhh!!! emoticon emoticon

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MIRDREAMS 10/3/2011 11:40PM

    That looks awesome! I want to take my cookie cutters to my sandwiches now.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/1/2011 11:10PM

    I love bento style but it was "wasteful" lol so we bagged it hahaha you know when you decorate... but yes it did get her to try more

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SKYFROG 10/1/2011 10:04PM

    You definitely get an A for effort - he is lucky to have you!

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