Kids (and adults) eat with their eyes. Sometimes just changing up the shape of regular foods gets your kids excited about eating them! Today we had a stick themed snack. I cut everything into super thin sticks so they were easy to chew and just the right size for toddlers without all of their teeth. We had apple, whole wheat bread, kiwi, string cheese, cucumber, and carrots. Then for dippers we had hummus and peanut butter.
My 1 1/2 year old sat and munched on these fun snack sticks for 10 minutes without getting up! That is a record for her. My 3 year old came running in the house and said “Mom, I love those black seeds!” I couldn’t think of what in the world she was talking about until I remembered the kiwi. Ha ha. She has never liked kiwi before, but ate ALL of the kiwi-sticks.
What else could you cut into sticks?