Gwen became a picky eater since she turned one. Before, whatever is on the spoon in front of her she eats. But ever since she learned how to say no, that’s where our dilemma started. She likes corn, scrambled egg, suman, pancit (doesn’t like spaghetti), lugaw (doesn’t like champorado)… For fruits, she eats grapes, bananas and apples. Pero laging konting-konti lang, we even joked about it that she should always be in buffets, because she just wants to taste everything.
I got interested with cute bentos, originally, it’s my plan to prepare her a bento for her baon at school. At the start of July, her teacher informed me that in celebration of Nutrition Month, the students should bring a healthy baon at school, no biscuits allowed. I got excited so I made a trip to Saizen to buy my first bento loots, lunch boxes, heart-shaped and star-shaped cutters and rice mold.
The day when I accompanied her to school, I made my first bento too. Pardon my lack of skills, I just used my heart-shaped cutters for her sandwich and added Koko Krunch for variety.
But my Bento #1 didn’t make it until break time because Gwen doesn’t want to be left behind at school, we went home. Good news is that she ate all the 3 sandwiches and cereals. :p
So as not to waste my other bento stuff, I used the star- and heart-shaped cutters whenever I cook her eggs. Kinakain naman nya…
Here’s my Bento #2, I saw a tutorial for sunflower egg but it uses sausage and a quail egg. I only have a hotdog and a small egg, pwede na rin yun. Kaya lang the circle I made with the hotdog is too big I had a hard time flipping it in the pan kaya medyo nasunog, medyo lang naman…
Gwen is so happy with the face she ate first the eyes and the mouth, haha. At least, effective and she gets to eat the hotdog and the egg, wala nga lang rice.
Mommy Levy also shared a photo of me of other ways to cook eggs, there are lots of possibilities pala. I’ll try some of them on my next bento (mis)adventures.
Looks like I got to trick my picky eater with these bentos :).