Hi my name is Ebony,
I am a mother to 2 beautiful children, a baby girl and a 7 year old boy. My 7 year old son has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and part of his condition entails sensory issues, a heightened sensitivity to some environmental factors such as noise, tastes, smells etc. These sensitivities had made meal times extremely challenging and I have always struggled to get him to willingly eat certain foods-mostly the healthy ones!
Recently however I came across a product called Lunch Punch a sandwich cutter that not only removes the crust off sandwiches but also leaves the sandwiches cut into cute shapes such as cars, trains, dolphins, elephants etc and for the first time in a year I managed to get my son to eat not only sandwiches for lunch but also toast for breakfast.
I started to search the internet for other products that could help me make healthy food more attractive to my son in the hopes he would be more willing to eat it, which is where I can across Bento a Japanese style of packed lunches typically using left overs and fell in love with the whole concept. Through the use of products such as food picks, divider cups, veggie/food cutters, boiled egg moulds etc I have been able to create super cute looking meals that my son has found hard to resist.
Not only are Bento style lunches/meals cute and fun for kids they are also environmentally friendly by reducing the amount of packaging used in comparison to traditional lunches in addition to this Bento lunches/meals are also perfectly portion sized thus helping to combat the increasing rate of childhood obesity.
I hope that you and your family will have as much fun and discover just how fun food can be as my family and I have.
Neat 2 Eat
Helping you make food fun for your little one