I found a great article on Disney’s FamilyFun site about helping your kids have fun with their food.
Playing with food is one sure way to get your kid’s attention and get them focused on the food.
When Simone was an infant, I took cooked pasta of different shapes and sizes and give it to
her to toss around. I would also encourage her to eat it if she liked. I think playing with food
encouraged her to try different foods and be open to different flavors and spices.
Presentation of food is very important for kids, because part of their development is to see, touch and feel food.
Look at how many different kinds of pancake molds are out there. Simone likes her heart shaped and
butterfly shaped pancakes.
The article is by Susan Purdy who is the author of the book “Have your cake and eat it, too”.
She has two recipes I like very much. They both have great pictures. Flying Fish is very easy to make,
and Butterfly Cheesewich is a bit more involved but looks gorgeous.
Both are an awesome way to get your kids more involved with their food.