How to feed a picky toddler
*This post is sponsored by our friends at shopDisney
Do I have any fans who also love Disney Eats? I recently became a fan and have been getting the kids involved as well, especially Evyianne.” He loves watching it, and it is one of the few things helping him to try new foods. Evyianne has been my biggest challenge of all the kids yet. So, I have been involving him in every way possible to create associations for him that food is fun.
Just recently, shopDisney launched a new collaboration with Disney Eats to offer fun, Disney-inspired tools for the kitchen (they are available online now, but Disney stores will be carrying them April 23rd), and I grabbed several different things to try, so keep an eye on the Stories and the Blog for different tools and recipes over the next few weeks.
Lately, with work and everything I have been involved in, making special time to connect with the kids has been a priority for me. I’ve come to see that the quality of those minutes spent together has meant everything for them. With my older kids now in their teenage years, I often get sucked into everything happening with them. It is easy to overlook that the youngest ones need this time with me just as much as the older ones. It may be my seventh time being a mom, but it is the first time for each one of the little ones. Time in the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to spend time together. It roots all the way back to my childhood when I helped my mom cook.
We have a special affinity with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but this time we decided to make them extra fun. I love having Nikola around me. He captured some very fun and authentic touching moments that I wouldn’t be able to snap myself, but that I definitely want to remember. When I stamped the bread with the Mickey shapes, you would have thought that I did some magic. I mean just look at their faces below. Evyianne had no problem whatsoever in eating the sandwich. He didn’t mind at all what was inside because it was in the shape of his favorite character Mickey, all stamped out by himself!
We ate them in a grand party-in-the-kitchen style (that’s when you picnic on the kitchen floor because sometimes you just have to forget about the rules and have fun). We read a book, and I wouldn’t trade this time for anything.
I’ve linked the sandwich cutters as well as some of my personal favorites in the carousel below.
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves on what the kids thought of everything, so enjoy!
P.S. You know what my most favorite part of all this was? They got to eat the Mickey and Minnie Sandwiches and I got to eat the crust. Isn’t that the best part?