Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Hello, my name is Munchie the Owl

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Question of the day: How do you become the best mum ever?

Answer: Make a Bento lunch!

I have recently discovered this ingenious way to overcome some of the challenges with persuading my fussy eater to finish his meals.

So far I’ve kept it fairly simple by arranging small portions of various foods on his plate. I think it looks much les overwhelming than seeing a big mound of food piled up in a bowl.

I don’t do it for every single meal, but I try to at least once or twice a week to provide some variety and interest in the menu.

One day on a whim, I decided to arrange his simple lunch sandwich into a shape of an owl.

  • Body: tuna sandwiches, cut into small triangles
  • Eyes: rice crackers with vegemite
  • Beak: cheese slice, cut into a triangle
  • Wings and feet: apple pieces

I christened my creation, Munchie the Owl. He was very well received by his little audience. He didn’t live long as his sole purpose of existence was to be gobbled up by a hungry boy. So here ends the tale of Munchie the Owl.

Thank you for reading this random post.

 

Linking up to Essentially Jess @ IBOT

16 comments:

  1. What a very creative sandwich! It's a great fun way to encourage fussy eaters. I would munch him up too! #teamIBOT

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    1. Hi Sophie! Yup! The key word is fun. Everything somehow tastes better when presented in fun.

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  2. Brilliant, think I will try this to get my son to eat anything other then peanut butter sambos. Thank you !

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    1. You are welcome! Hope your son likes it!

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  3. so cute! I would be enticed to eat it too nom nom :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. hehehe... it enticed me too! but i selflessly gave it all to my little one :)

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  4. He is a very cute owl. I hope you fussy eater ate him all up :)

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    1. He did! Although he tried to bargain for more rice crackers. Which I gave to him after he ate up his whole owl ^_^

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  5. That is one gorgeous looking owl lunch! Too cute to eat! xx Lucy from Bake Play Smile

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    1. Thanks, Lucy! Actually I was a little worried that my son would not be able to bear eating it if he liked it too much. But he didn't hesitate after all!

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  6. Just awesome and very cute to boot!! I am SO going to copy this for my fussy boy - thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes! And you can let him name it too... although hope he doesn't get too attached to it before he has to eat it!

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  7. ingenious! Glad to hear munchie was gobbled up!

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  8. Adorable. My girl loves owls so I'll have to give it a go!

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    1. You can tell her it's Hoot the owl... or Hootabelle... or let her name it herself! Hope she doesn't like it too much that she won't eat it, though ^_^

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