Stars and Hearts: Food Shapes

Sometimes a whole lot of fun can be had with very little financial investment. Last week I bought these two cute little food cutters for one dollar. I found them in a local store that sells Asian items.

I first saw similar ones at a friend’s house last fall. We were cooking together, preparing a meal for guests. She brought out some little vegetable cutters and suggested I cut some of the soup vegetables into fun shapes. My friend had a variety of sizes to choose from. The ones in this photo are mine and are a little less than 2 inches across.

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Making Meals Fun

When I think about making meals fun, it’s not usually about cutting carrot flowers or making smiley faces with raisins. These are fun, but there are a lot of other ways to help our children be engaged and interested in eating.

IMG_20130117_152012Children love things that are visually appealing and they love to be engaged in a story. Here are some simple ways I keep children interested in their meal and help them either try new foods or remember that they really do like broccoli. Continue reading