Essentially you take an ice cube tray and fill each spot with colorful, healthy foods, then place this artistic buffet in front of your toddler and watch the magic happen. She no longer has to fight me on food because she can pick whatever she wants! It's genius! I want her to enjoy her lifelong experience with food, and I want her to make her own healthy decisions (something I still need to be better at for myself).
What seemed to be a little lacking in all these posts is ideas on WHAT to put in each of these snack compartments, so THAT is what you will find listed below. Pick and choose obviously as YOU please - we all have different opinions on what should go into our children.
It goes without saying that all these foods should be bite-size, right? Please cut them up appropriately. My daughter can handle all these food options, and she (still) only has two teeth.
Do you have additional ideas? I would love to try new things I'm not sure she'll like...from the pic above, she already learned that she actually LIKES cucumber and corn - SCORE! I'll add more as we explore more options!
Baby Bento Box IdeasFruit
- Mandarin oranges
- Green peas
- Cherry tomatoes
- Steamed sweet potatoes
- Cheddar Bunnies (Whole Foods organic knockoff of the infamous Goldfish)
- Wheat Bunnies
- Cooked conchiglietti (baby shell pasta - we go through BOXES of this in our house since this is the easiest thing to get Bugga to eat)
- Baby puffs
- Kix cereal
- Cheese chunks
- Cooked turkey hotdog
- Mini peanut butter on tortilla sandwich bites
- Chopped egg white
- Scrambled egg