Saturday, March 31, 2012
Easter is coming up and I remember when my mother made Easter Bunny Salads for my sisters and I. They had halved canned pears for their bodies, raisins for eyes and nose, sliced baby carrots or almonds for ears, and a cottage cheese tail. My mother placed them on a bed of lettuce or spinach and we ate them up because they were fun to look at and eat. If it weren't so cute we probably wouldn't have eaten the greens out from under them, but then again we were pretending to be bunnies too :) My mother succeeded to make meal time fun so that we would enjoy it and eat our food.
FunBites are perfect for picky eaters and to add even more fun to Bento Box Lunches or Muffin Tin Meals. It is an awesome kitchen tool that cuts kids' food into fun bite-sized shapes. Now available in two sets: Cube It! creates bite-sized squares and Luv It! makes a big heart and two smaller hearts from geometric shapes. Works great on any kids food from pancakes and sandwiches to burgers and cake! Made in the USA, BPA free, dishwasher safe and mom invented. These are great for kids and parents and wonderful for Easter baskets :)
Bento Boxed Lunches and Muffin Tin Meals are all the rage these days. Actually Bento has been around in Japan for centuries, but now has become more popular in the United States. They are meals put together in a fun and aesthetic way that are placed in containers for convenience. Kyaraben or charaben (character bento) is a whole form of elaborately arranged bento which features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants. Muffin Tin Meals use muffin tins as the container. There are so many ways to arrange the food to make fun pictures of things or just make it pleasing to look at. I have pinned some awesome Bento ideas on Pinterest to help inspire you.
I received Luv It! free to test out and review. My kids love Luv It! and so do I. It is so simple to use and you can use it on a number of foods. As you can see above I just stuck with the basic heart shape that the Luv It! popped out, but don't you just stop there! You can also rearrange the shapes to create new designs. Be creative!
Try it on: Omelets, Melons, Strawberries, Apples, Pears, Kiwi Fruits, Grilled Cheese, Deli Sandwiches, Quesedillas, Burgers, Pancakes, Waffles, Tofu, Cheese, Pizza, Fruit Leather, Deli Meats, Brownies, etc. You can also use Cube It! to make your own croutons.
Of note when making sandwiches, I did find that when using spread or sauce (like: jelly, jam, peanut butter, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, etc.) you have to be careful not to use too much. If the sandwich has other ingredients besides the spread you can place the spread or sauce in the middle of those instead of directly on the bread. Otherwise it will make the bread mushy or gush out of it when you use the FunBites. Also, toasted bread works better for sandwiches.
I would love to see a flower shaped cutter from FunBites someday :) For now they have Cube It! and Luv It!
Both Cube It! and Luv It! you can buy individually for $12.99. You can get both for $22.00.
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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to FunBites for sending me product for free to review and one to give away for free. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.
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