Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thinking Outside of the...Orange?

This isn't really a recipe post. I just wanted to show how sometimes when you are trying to get food into a toddler, you have to think a little bit outside of the box.

Michaela regularly eats yogurt for a snack, so I decided to punch it up a little and make this Banana Avocado Mousse for her snack yesterday. I was too lazy to actually blend it, so it didn't look quite as appetizing as I was expecting. After taking one look at it, I knew I would have to be creative in getting her to eat it. Luckily, I had just juiced an orange for her to drink, so I scooped a little bit into a used orange cup and served it to her with a spoon.

It worked! After staring at it for a few minutes in interest, she finally took a bite.

"Num num owange mama!"

"No baby, it's in an orange cup, but it's banana and avocado."

*Looking at me in confusion*

"Num num banana mama! Num num owange!"

This post is participating in the Big Words, Little Foodies meme. Head on over to Food with Kid Appeal to hear more funny stories of what kids say when trying new foods.


  1. too cute! she's the perfect age to start recording the adorable things she says about her world. Love the idea of using juiced orange as a serving dish.

  2. The orange "bowl" is a cute idea!

  3. Very cool idea! She is so intrigued by it...
    She looks like she is old enough to press the orange on the juicer and make this orange bowl herself. The other day, my daughter insisted on helping mommy juice an orange because she wanted to have fresh OJ with dinner!