Ruby Bento Babies - Rainbow Colours - Red
First they explored a ice cube tray tasting platter, filled with 10 different varieties of red coloured food.
Featured in this tasting platter:
- Cherry infused raisins
- Strawberry smoothie melts
- Dried fruit strings
- Goji berries
- Chopped breaded ham
- Dried cranberries
They tried everything, finished everything and I am definitely going to try this ice cube tray idea again. It's a brilliant way to get them trying something new. Rather than being presented with a full portion of an unknown food, they were able to pick and choose what they ate next and happily shared!
For preschool, I made Sammy a red themed lunch the next day and again I collected him to find an empty box.
Featured in this Bento Babies box:
- Red goldfish crackers
- Fresh watermelon
- Dried strawberries
- Ham wraps
- Raspberries set in jelly and cut with a cookie cutter
- Pepperoni and a Babybel cheese underneath
- Tomato flavoured baked snacks
This week I joined in a Twitter party (where you all use the same grouped # and discuss one topic for a set period of time) discussing lunch box tips (#lunchboxtips) and my Bento Babies suggestion won me one of the 2 prizes on offer by the sponsor Walkers Crisps! Thank you very much.
It was fantastic to see so many people tweet about my Bento Babies feature as their suggestion for new lunch box ideas!
We are off to a Circus tomorrow for Sammy's actual Birthday and my mother in law is in charge of the picnic! She does read my blog and says she is feeling the pressure! But don't worry there is no need for a Circus theme Bento lunch!
I have a few ideas for Sammy's party that follow on form the Bento principle so check back in next week and see.
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