Make It Cute

Kids are huge suckers for cute food presentation. They may decide that they don’t like a food. But they are much more likely to give it a try and make a more informed decision if they are presented with something like this:

Here are the tools I pull out when I feel it might take a little something extra to get my kids excited about snack time:

  • Colors. Sprinkle brightly colored fruit over yogurt to make it a visual delight.
  • Toppings. Look for opportunities to add a dollop of whipped cream or some rainbow sprinkles. (I’ve heard of people putting sprinkles on their kid’s dinner and thereby magically turning it into a yummy food.)
  • Faces. Make a face with small bits of food on top of a bagel and such. Better yet, give your kids all the ingredients and have them make the face.
  • Sauce it up. Pour on sauce or ketchup in the shape of a heart. Polka dots are fun too.
  • Serving plate and utensils. A fun little bowl or fork can make all the difference.


You get the idea. I’m sure there are a million more out there.


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