Wanna get your kids to eat things that are actually good for them?
Need to get rid of leftovers?
Want your kids to be excited about their meal?
Fun Lunch (or its crazy cousin, Fun Dinner) may be the answer you've been looking for!
Here's how it works: collect 4-7 things that you want the kids to eat. This can be leftover greenbeans, one last spoonfull of yesterday's chicken casserole, the few remaining chicken strips from a meal out, one yogurt cup, a handful of cereal, cheese slices, fruit, spaghetti, whatever!
The KEY is presentation, to put it on the plate in a fun way. Today, I built the peanut butter & jelly sandwiches into a teepee, and the cheese slices became a restaurant that all the "cars" (Cap'n Crunch) were parked around. Work in a few healthy choices and make sure they know the rules: (1) you have to eat at least a bite of everything on the plate, and (2) enjoy yourself! :)
I always make a really big deal about the unveiling of the plates and telling them what each thing is (if I've made a design out of it... boats, houses, cars, animals... whatever you can think of!), and the boys love it!
Let me know if Fun Lunch (or for that matter, Fun Dinner) ever strikes at your house!