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Snacking Plate – Kiddie Style

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The picky eating stage is slowly creeping up on us. M’s getting more comfortable saying the word ‘no’, and I spend my days trying to coerce a toddler into eating her veggies.

Lucky for me, M is fascinated with dips. She’ll dip anything into anything. Here’s an example… For lunch yesterday I made her a grilled cheese sandwich with some sliced kiwi on the side. I gave her a tiny bowl of ketchup for her grilled cheese (Mr. Weekly Bite turned her onto this). However, she didn’t dip her grilled cheese in the ketchup, she dipped her kiwi slices in the ketchup. I sat there and watched her do this while trying to disguise the look of confusion on my face as she dipped kiwi after kiwi into the ketchup saying Mmmmmmmmm…… At least she ate her fruit 😉

In an attempt to squeeze more veggies in I made her a snacking plate for lunch. M loves hummus and cleans out this little container every time I serve it to her.
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I blanched the veggies to make them a little easier for her to eat. She managed to eat everything but the tomatoes. That means the snack plate was a winner!

Stay tuned this afternoon for a peak at our Christmas decorations. I went a little color crazy this year… consider yourself warned 😉

8 Responses

  1. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on December 14, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Cute tasting tray!! I want that for ME! 🙂

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on December 14, 2010 at 7:19 am

    That little cup of hummus is so cute.

  3. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on December 14, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Wow that’s a big snack! That would be an entire meal for my little one. I guess she doesn’t eat as much as the average baby. I do miss the “I’ll eat anything if I can dip it stage”. That was nice. 🙂

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on December 14, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I had one that loved veggies (and still does) and one that hated them (and we are still working on it). It definitely goes back and forth as to what they will eat. On the bright side, I think ketchup is considered a vegetable, right?

  5. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on December 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

    M will do the same. Dipping = fun! Although they do tend to do gross combos. LOL

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on December 14, 2010 at 10:06 am

    i love the baby-sized hummus…that’s what i would put on ONE cracker!!!

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on December 14, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I wish this was the sort of food my mom packed for me when I was in school. I guess I just grew up in a pb&j or ham and cheese time.

  8. SOUL + FOOD said on December 15, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Oh this is great! My sister is coming to stay with us and I was struggling with what kind of snacks to give her since I don’t want any junk food in the house – awesome idea!