3/28/11

sandwich art

Ella is a very sporadically picky eater. Some days pizza is her favorite meal and the next day she'll gag on it and say she doesn't like it. Oh Ella... 
I can count on one hand the number of times that "ate most of" has been checked under lunch on Ella's school report. Most days when I pick her up from school her lunch looks just like it did when I dropped her off. Maybe she just likes to sit and watch all her friends eat, who knows! I am always thinking of ways to get creative with her food to help her eat. I have found that she loves a good presentation with her food. If her pancakes are in the shape of Mickey Mouse she will eat them, if each piece of chicken has a toothpick in it she enjoys them better, so I thought of a fun way to spice up the presentation of her turkey sandwich I packed in her lunch today.
My mom used to do this for me when I was little and I loved it. It's so easy and it even made packing Ella's lunch early this morning a little more fun.
Picnik collage
Picnik collage
Picnik collage
To make the bread paint just pour a little milk in a bowl and add a couple drops of food coloring. I use q-tips to paint on the bread and then toast it when you are done. And thats it! How fun is that! 
Hopefully Ella will like it, I will let ya know what her lunch report says today.

5 comments:

Jamie said...

such a cute idea!! hope you don't mind if i copy you! :)

Anna said...

HEY! Mom never did that for me!! Jealous! So cute though. Love you :)

Tulip and Turnip said...

Adorable. We run into the same problem here....but I agree, the cuter the lunch looks, the more apt they are to eat it.

This blog gives me some great ideas for cute lunches:
http://www.bentolunch.net

Kara Sheets said...

I love this! We have the same issues with picky eaters... I will have to try this out on Thursday for school with their sandwiches.

the tichenor family said...

so cute. totally copying this for carson. love it.

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