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12 Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Kid’s Lunchbox

12 Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Kid’s Lunchbox


Even picky eaters won’t protest

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Fruit offers so many health benefits, such as antioxidants and fiber, so sneaking some fresh, sweet fruit into your children’s lunchboxes will help you rest easier with the knowledge that they are receiving the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong. For kids who balk at the idea of fresh fruit, some ingenuity with preparation is required.

12 Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Kid’s Lunchbox

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Fruit offers so many health benefits, such as antioxidants and fiber, so sneaking some fresh, sweet fruit into your children’s lunchboxes will help you rest easier with the knowledge that they are receiving the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong. For kids who balk at the idea of fresh fruit, some ingenuity with preparation is required.

Apple Turtles

These turtles, made of grapes and Granny Smith apples, will delight even the pickiest of eaters, and allow you to rest assured that your kid is eating lots of powerful antioxidants.
For the Apple Turtles recipe, click here.

Apple Wedge Dessert

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Apples are a great food to include in your kids' diets. Not only do they taste great, but apples are a good source of fiber, have powerful antioxidants that fight inflammation, and promote optimal digestion! I love that apples are low in price and you can get them all year round. That is why we love making these apple snacks.
For the Apple Wedge Dessert recipe, click here.

Apple, White Cheddar, and Gruyère Macaroni and Cheese

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Banana ‘Sushi’

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This is an easy-to-make sushi snack that, well, isn’t sushi at all. This quick snack combines fresh bananas and peanut butter, neatly rolled in the topping of your choice to mimic a cute sushi roll that is a little easier for tiny hands to craft.
For the Banana ‘Sushi’ recipe, click here.

Blockbuster Blueberry Muffins

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These days, the average supersized muffin costs you half a day’s calories and fat grams. The ones that taste good are no better than cupcakes without the icing (and the ones that are whole grain and low-fat taste just like the box they came in). If you want the best of both worlds — great taste and lower fat — these muffins may become your family’s favorite morning staple. White bean purée works overtime to cut the fat and provide fiber, and the oat bran disappears behind the world’s healthiest berry.
For the Blockbuster Blueberry Muffins recipe, click here.

Brainy Brownies

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If you're looking for a way to give your favorite brownie recipe a healthy boost, look no further. The spinach, whole grains, and antioxidant-rich blueberries in these baked goods make them a healthier dessert.
For the Brainy Brownies recipe, click here.

Fruit-Topped Sugar Cookie Dessert Pizza

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This dessert pizza by Jennifer Appel, New York baker and owner of Buttercup Bake Shop, allows you to get creative with refrigerated sugar cookie dough. A creamy layer of vanilla pudding is spread over the dough, which can be topped with a variety of fruits and a sprinkling of flaked coconut.
For the Fruit Topped Sugar Cookie Dessert Pizza recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Cookie, Greek Yogurt, and Fruit Parfait

Grape, Cheddar, and Jicama Skewers with Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce

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Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizza

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Mango Tango Tortilla

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Slice this mango provolone quesadilla up into strips about one-inch wide and serve with a side of strawberries. It will dance right across your kid's taste buds.
For the Mango Tango recipe, click here.

Sneak-Wiches

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Much like the packaged versions in the grocery store, this is a homemade, healthier version of the conveniently made-ahead sandwich that you keep in the freezer. The key is to remove the crusts of the bread and crimp the edges to "seal" the sandwich together. I suggest making several sandwiches at a time, and freezing each individually in a plastic bag. There are several filling options to choose from.
For the Sneak-Wiches recipe, click here.


12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

I’d love to hear from you. Please share your tips for how you make food fun for your kids.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

I’d love to hear from you. Please share your tips for how you make food fun for your kids.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

I’d love to hear from you. Please share your tips for how you make food fun for your kids.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

I’d love to hear from you. Please share your tips for how you make food fun for your kids.

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12 Ways To Make Food Fun For Kids

I’m sure you’ll agree that getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can often prove to be a real struggle. However, when you make food fun, the kids will be more inclined to try and eat and maybe even enjoy what’s on offer.

Don’t be shy! Let your creative side run wild – present your kids with food which has fun patterns and different colors and they may even try foods which they wouldn’t normally eat.

Here are 12 ways I make food fun for my kids to entice them to the table and get them to eat the nutritious food presented:

1. Present Food In Shapes – using mini cookie/vegetable cutters and cutting their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into stars and other shapes can really liven up their plate. In this plate there are cheese, red pepper/capsicum and cucumber stars. Plus I cut a star from a green apple and placed it back into the apple in reverse for a simple yet eye catching effect.

2. Egg Mold – shaping a hard boiled egg into a shape can turn this rich protein source into an appealing food item for kids. It’s really simple to do, just click through for a step by step tutorial. The below egg is shaped into a fish which the kids always enjoy.

3. Food Picks – are not only a fun way to present food to kids, they are also a great learning tool to help kids with their fine motor skills. My kids often use food picks to carefully pick up individual peas.

4. Cute Cups – instead of placing food directly onto their plate you could use re-usable cups like the ones below. This is a simple way to add a bit of fun and color to their plate.

5. Muffin Tin Meals – when you present a meal to your kids in a muffin tin, it’s incredible how much more they are likely to eat. They absolutely love it and have so much fun working their way through each compartment.

6. Kebabs – taking food they are less sure about and threading it on a kebab/skewer is a fun way to get through a meal. For example you could deconstruct their sandwich by threading bread, tomato and cheese in alternate layers on the kebab. They may try tomato if they have to get through it to get to the cheese!

7. Exploring Other Cultures – read books with your kids which explores food of different cultures and then go shopping for the ingredients and cook the food of other cultures together. A wonderful example to read is What The World Eats by Faith D’Aluisio which explores what 25 families from 21 countries from around the world eat in a week. You could also decorate the dining area with pictures and the flag of the country of the food you are cooking.

8. Fun Plate For Kids – these fun plates are a huge hit with my kids. They enjoy making funny faces with the help of their vegetables.

9. Fun Lunch Box – putting together a lunch box using a combination of fun techniques is a great way to get them to enjoy they meal. In this meal, I combined together favorites like popcorn, cheese and grapes while presenting less familiar (and less favored) foods – tomato and spinach. Even my picky oldest son couldn’t resist picking the tomato flower, eating it and then replacing the tomato 3 more times. For him it was a fun game – for me it meant that this little fun tactic resulted in him eating his way through 4 tomatoes. 4 more than at other meals when the tomatoes were just popped on his plate on their own.

10. Chopsticks – maneuvering chopsticks can be a challenging and rewarding task for children. At first, encourage them to practice with chopsticks by picking up bigger pieces of fruit and vegetables before moving onto trikier foods like noodles and rice.


11. Special Cutlery – having special cutlery which helps the kids feel “grown up” and be independent at mealtimes.

12. Rainbows – displaying fruit and vegetables in a rainbow pattern is a simple and attractive way to entice the kids to eat their way through the rainbow of nutritious food.

I’d love to hear from you. Please share your tips for how you make food fun for your kids.

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