Bento Boxes are for Suckers

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While I never said I loved being in the kitchen, I’ve tried nearly everything to persuade BooBoo to venture beyond his diet of chicken nuggets and cinnamon apple sauce without success.

I read somewhere that a food must be introduced at least 15 times to see if a child will accept it. Well, let’s see, if we subtract the first two years of his life (you know, due to solids and choking hazards), that leaves approximately 1,065 days of his young life that I’ve attempted to introduce things like edamame, carrots, potatoes in non-French fry form, and endless varieties of casseroles and pasta dishes.

He’s picky, I get it. I’ve lived my whole life as a picky eater, but that doesn’t mean his self-imposed dietary limitations aren’t frustrating. One mom suggested I try bento boxes as a “fun and exciting way to get my son to try new foods”…[read more]

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