Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Got picky eaters? When my daughter was younger the only way I could get her to eat sandwiches for a brief period of time was by cutting them into fun shapes. I am a baker; however, not an food carving expert so it was always a bit frustrating. FunBites understands that sometimes you need to bring a little fun into food preparation, especially when you are dealing with children.
FunBites was created by a mom with a similar story. FunBites cuts food into bite-sized pieces and can work on lots of different foods - from hamburgers to toast. It is available in green "Cube It" which cuts food into 12 bite-sized squares and pink "Luv It" which creates a big heart from 10 geometric shapes.
Using FunBites is so easy that your kids can even do it:
Step 1: Place FunBites cutter on top of food. Remove popper tops and place to the side.
Step 2: Grab handles on both sides of the cutter. Press down and firmly rock back and forth 5-6 times to cut all the way through the food (you may need to help little ones with this step).
Step 3: Insert popper top. Lift cutter up from food and push down popper to pop! out the fun-shaped bite-sized pieces.
Step 4: Hand-wash or toss in the dishwasher.
Review: I received the Luv It to review. It is made of very sturdy plastic that is made to sustain some serious abuse! Seriously, I can't see this product breaking any time soon. It is really easy to use and works quickly. My immediate thought after I tried it out was "darn, I really wish I would have had this when Bella when she was younger". Then she walked into the kitchen and got excited over the small geometric shapes of plain bread she saw on the counter and insisted on eating the pieces immediately (no butter or anything). I thought the product would be attractive to toddlers but apparently it still has appeal to at least my almost-7-year old. My only concern is the amount of left-over bread as a result of Bella only eating the shapes. I had to discard the crust plus plenty of bread because she wanted nothing to do with the scrap. If I would have known this, I would have probably asked for the Cube It instead which seems to cut slightly larger shapes and leave a little less scrap. That being said, there are still plenty of other other foods we can use this on!
Buy it here: You can purchase a single FunBites from their website for $12.99 or you can buy both as a set for $22.00.
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I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.
Posted by Jamie Z at 10:52 PM