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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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    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
    2330 days ago
    That looks awesome! I want to take my cookie cutters to my sandwiches now.
    2332 days ago
    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
    2334 days ago
    You definitely get an A for effort - he is lucky to have you!
    2334 days ago
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