Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Making meals for kids more fun

Today was my oldest son's first day of preschool. I had to make sure the boys would eat their breakfast in a timely manner instead of being pokey... so I picked up some fun Bento gear at Amazon and they actually sat down and ate their breakfast today!

I found these great Kotobuki Plastic Egg Molds Fish and Car for $3.28- and also the Plastic Egg Molds Heart and Star for $2.72 at Amazon.

The egg molds come in a package with Japanese instructions... but the instructions were listed on the product description- it's very simple. Boil an egg in water as you normally would hard boil an egg- take the egg out- peel it under running water (so you don't burn your hands) and then put in the egg mold. Set the mold in cold water or in the fridge, wait a little while and then you have fun eggs! I used large eggs and the Fish and Car shape a little better than the heart and star- they would have turned out better with jumbo eggs.

This morning's breakfast- a hard boiled egg cut in half, pancakes and blueberries.

I'm definitely going to be trying more things to make their meals more fun! I keep finding more blogs on Bento lunches and muffin tin meals so I'll be posting more ideas soon. It's another way to save money- finding meals that my kids actually eat so we waste less food!

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