We have been dealing with some picky-toddler eating the past few weeks. Jane has a one-track mind, all she wants to eat are “snacks” — aka popcorn, pretzels and crackers. I’ve been brainstorming ways to get some other foods in the mix, but who can really blame her? Snacks are the best. With Easter coming up, I got the idea to go-big on her snack request and build a themed bento-box with tons of tiny little bites for her to choose from. I had these cute vintage-inspired egg cartons leftover from some projects I did last year, and tucked in some plastic easter eggs to hold various treats. I started with her crunchy staples (she could live on popcorn!) but also added in some carrots and berries and mini-sandwiches and cheese slices cut into shapes with star cookie cutters. I even put a few bunny and carrot cupcake toppers in to make it extra festive.Guess what? It worked. She woke up from her nap and I opened the box and she said “ooooh delicious!” – ha! She actually ate the sandwiches and cheese and berries, and of course a few crunchy snacks too — a victory in my book! I think it would be a fun idea to use for spring parties too, like Easter dinner at the kids table or a warm-weather picnic since the boxes pack up so nicely!
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