Friday, August 24, 2012

Easy Lunchboxes, Not Just For Lunch

We are so blessed that Molly and Bean are very open to eating a very large variety of foods.  Unfortunately, CJ (3 years old) isn't quite there yet.  He is by far the pickiest kid we have and pretty much refuses any vegetables that you put in front of him.  Last night for dinner, I decided that maybe a little creativity would help expand his palate.  I used and Easy Lunchbox to make it even more fun for him...and easier for me.
CJ is really into rocket ships and is always talking about going to the moon so we decided to go with it.

Our main entree is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  We used Trader Joe's white whole wheat bread, Peanut Butter and Company's The Bee's Knees peanut butter and Trader Joe's reduced sugar organic blueberry preserves.  We used our rocket ship cookie cutter to cut them out and then decorated them with our food safe markers. 

Our vegetable side is Trader Joe's shredded carrots.  A little goes a long way with CJ and vegetables so we tucked about a tablespoon worth of these under each rocket ship with some showing on the bottom to look like the flames.

Our fruit side is a granny smith apple.  We cut out 3 stars with a small cookie cutter and then chopped the rest.

Our dairy side was milk which is not shown in this photo. 

Finally, we found Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Space Adventures and had to add them to complete the theme.  There are yellow stars and moons, red space ships and the orange goldfish.  

VERDICT: It worked!!!  He ate just about everything with only a few apple slices, a couple of goldfish and a couple of carrot pieces left.  


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