I am constantly looking for unique and fun ideas to get my kids to eat fruit and vegetables. Constantly.
It’s a battle that I, on a typical day, tend to lose. Badly.
I think I just cracked the code though. I saw these amazingly adorable strawberries shaped like hearts on a stick on Pinterest last week and thought to myself, “Hmmm, wonder if the boys would eat them if they looked like fancy hearts.”
I mean, seems like a silly concept right? They don’t normally eat strawberries in regular form so why on earth would they eat them in heart form.
But, because I thought this would be a good “LOVE IT” project to try for our Dog Days of Winter link party starting tomorrow, I decided to give it a whirl.
I hardly did anything different when cutting my strawberries except I cut a little ‘v’ at the top and slipped them on a skewer.
And by golly, I got these puppies out and the boys DEVOURED them. Literally, I got none. Zero. They were gone.
We all know it’s not strawberry season so it had nothing to do with them being “extra” yummy.
This just goes to show that presentation is everything.
Dang you expensive restaurants. I never knew that’s how you got my hard earned cash.
But what a cute idea for Valentine’s Day, huh?!
And now I may or may not be trying to think of how I can get creative with other fruit and vegetables. Clearly it works.
Have you tried to make fun silly shapes with your fruit and vegetables in hopes that it would make your kids eat them? If so, please share! I need more ideas!
Come back tomorrow for the Dog Days of Winter “Love It” Link Party to link up your Valentine’s Day projects!
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