Believe it or not, Harper is not always the best eater. Lately, she's been a great snacker, but she hasn't been eating her meals quite so well, especially since we moved into our house two weeks ago. I think I learned yesterday that the snacks drawer is way too low in our pantry! And, well, the snacks in our house are a bit out of control because I seem to think that variety is the spice of life. Three bags of chips? Psshhh, why not? Four different types of cookies? Yeah, sure! So Harper hasn't been eating so well during lunch or dinner. Girl can always eat breakfast, but lunch and dinner have been another story. This is why I decided to bring out the big guns and prepare her food in the trusty Zak Design Pineapple Nibble Tray.
The bad thing about this tray is that it is no longer available. I know. I know. I'm sorry!! But I think the REAL trick is just finding a compartmental tray that allows you to introduce many different things at mealtime. You could do this with a muffin tin or Target has many different melamine plates that have different compartments. Check out my friend over at How About Cookie to see how she introduces foods to her child with compartment trays.
Harper had fried egg squares, orange pepper, blackberries, cherry tomato, POLLY-O string cheese, Pepperidge Farm crackers, raspberries and blueberries. You can plainly see the end result in the "after" picture. She ate it all. I thought it was so cute how she left tomato seeds in the exact same square as the tomato. Ha! Oh, and if you'd like to know what kid of cup is shown here, she drinks her water in a Camelbak Products Kid's Eddy Water Bottle. Her fork is a Gerber Stainless Steel Tip Kiddy Cutlery Fork and they come in a pack of six.