Thursday we blazed through some great ideas on what we do to get our kids to eat.
Heidi showed off her Fun Sharpie Plate.
The gist is you buy cheap, white ceramic dinnerware.
Remove any stickers.
Colour it with Sharpie’s.
Place in a cold oven, and turn the heat up to 350 degrees.
Now some instructions say let it heat up to 350 and then bake for 30 mins, and others say put it in the oven for 30 mins.
Then you turn your oven off and allow the plate to cool completely in the oven.
If you make a mistake apparently you can remove the error with nail polish remover.
Lastly it’s recommended that you hand wash these plates for longevity, because the design may or ay not be dishwasher safe.
You can check out other plate ideas and fun ways of using them on Heidi’s Pinterest Page. (This place is addictive, you have been forewarned.)
Another idea that was presented was to use muffin tins or ice cube trays as your plates. Put out little bits of food for your little ones to pick from and place in their trays. It’s a great way to use up left over and it gives them some semblance of control.
Let them help. Your little one, or big one will more likely to eat what’s on the table if they’ve had some hand in the process.
Did you know the reason toddlers don’t like veggies is because they taste bitter. Who knew! It’s a survival mechanism from when we use to run around as wildlings so we didn’t eat anything poisonous.
Lastly make it fun! If that means eating with serving utensils, or their favourite toy is zooming their food towards them, do it!
Here is one ingenious tip. Like to eat wraps. Use an elastic band to keep the wrap all wrapped up, and then move it down once your munchkin has gotten close to the band.
Here that? That’s the sound of your mind exploding.
I know I’ve missed things so please comment below so we can continue this great discussion, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share some great recipes.