Practical food tips for parents from a RD and mom of three

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Circles, squares, and triangles

Here's an easy way to make meals fun – try making all the foods in a meal the same shape. The meal pictured here is one of Lila's circle lunches (we have many) of a whole-grain mini-bagel, apple slices with peanut butter, and cucumbers.

Circles include: slices of cored apple or pear, horizontal slices of peeled orange, whole-grain bagels, whole-grain English muffins, mini-cheese, and sliced round veggies like carrots.

For square or triangle meals I often cut a sandwich into the shape I want, then cut or arrange fruit and veggies to make the same shape.

Today's tip: Matching shapes may make standard breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals surprising.

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