Smiley Face Food
Food that Smiles Back
My daughter is not too pickey of an eater, but there are days when it can be a real pain to get her to eat. Once I discovered that she would eat a smiley face meal without a fight, I set out to find meals that are face friendly. I hope this can help you get your kid to eat easier, too.
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Smiley Face Pancakes
There are several variations in smiley face pancakes. Breakfast is a good place to start your smiley meal experimentation. A pancake is round, giving the ideal canvas with which to start. For the face features choose small food items that your children like. If you have a very picky eater, starting with sweeter features may make getting them to eat easier. Chocolate chips, marshmallows and whipped cream can make breakfast seem like dessert. If your kids need more fruit in their diets then dried fruits are an easy item to use. We use dried blueberries, cherries, cranberries and raisins for our breakfast faces. My daughter also likes nuts, so walnuts, pecans and almonds can be a good source for omega-3s in your child's diet. Fresh fruit like banana slices, and strawberries are usually popular with most young eaters.
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