Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kid Friendly Lunch

Looking for some kid friendly food this summer? This is what my little one lovingly calls "tray food." We put lots of little finger foods in a fun ice tray. He loves to gobble them up out of their little slots and I love that he is filling up on healthy foods.



We try to have something from each food group to fill his tray.

Above: Mini rice cakes, ham, clementine, carrots, string cheese
Below: String Cheese, nuts, craisins, carrots

Some of our other tray food faves are: popcorn, celery, raisins, grapes, and olives. Really anything that is small and can be eaten with fingers.

I originally saw this idea on Supermom Central last fall.

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12 Comments:

Tiffany said...

You should check out Muffin Tin Mom. There is something called Muffin Tin Monday & you make your child food & serve it in a muffin tin. Sometimes there are themes & sometimes there aren't. The kids love it & they get to try a variety of foods. {http://michellesjournalcorner.blogspot.com/}

Kristina P. said...

It's like a little bento box!

Susan said...

I'm new to your blog, it's so cute. I love this post by the way. I have a son that is so kindly referred to as Mr. Picky and getting him ti try new things (nightmare). I like this idea. He might like it too. I'll try it.

Emily said...

What a great idea! We have a few ice cube trays. Maybe I can use it on my older kids too, to get them to eat their veggies!

Kelli said...

What a cute idea and I can totally see why every kid would love to try each. Its a new adventure for them.

Kelli
xoxo

Val said...

How brilliant!!! This is totally what I need to do to feed my 4 years old. Thanks for the great post.

Sassy Sites! said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for the post! :)

Mechelle said...

This is so cute. I now have school age children and they pack their own lunches, including my 6 year old. I made a how to pack your lunch chart for my kids. You can see it on my blog at http://craftalicous.blogspot.com/
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Megan - A Ruffle In Time said...

i do this with my kids too.. they would rather eat an assortment of healthy snacks then a prepared meal.. where do you find those trays? i know i've seen some somewhere but i can't remember because it was months back.. they'd probably think it was fun eating out of them instead of a plate.. thanks for sharing :)

Creative Flair said...

I love it. I will have to try it, for sure.

alicia said...

Very cute. We've done muffin tin mondays before, but love the shaped ones.

Michelle said...

Megan- I got our trays at Dollar Tree during different seasons we have christmas tree, hawaiian flower and pumpkin trays, but i have seen fun ones at ikea also.