Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bunny Sandwich Bento

Can you guess that this was for my daughter? The featured ingredient: the pink mashed potatoes. She had started refusing to eat mashed potatoes though she's eaten them for years! I made an off-hand comment about "would you eat them if they were pink?" and she said yes. So...here are pink mashed potatoes. And she really did. And she has continued to eat them if they are pink, go figure! The pink color was acheived by means of food color gel.

Also included were a peanut butter and honey bunny-shaped sandwich, apple, peas and feta on skewers, baby tomatoes, chickpeas and a flower of soy turkey painted with blue food color as an experiment. While she loves the pink potatoes, the blue soy turkey was apparently very suspicious and didn't get touched. She did say that it was very pretty though.

I've seen a lot of people on Flickr using the black sesame seeds as eyelashes and I thought it was a fantastic idea! It's so cute :)


Lia Chen said...

The bunny is cute ... I like the blue flower :o)

BentoForKidlet said...

It's adorable!! I love how just altering a food slightly will make it eatable to a child! how fun :D

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Lia Chen! I liked the blue flower too :) It's funny that my daughter didn't though!

Thanks, BentoforKidlet :) It is always amazing to me how just a small change can get children to eat things.