Okay, so this is a bit of a weird tip. And it's only good for little kids.
When I'm desperate to get a meal on the table for my boys, I serve them a mini healthy smorgasbord in ice cube trays. (Yep, really, ice cube trays.) The boys love the novelty of it. They get little bites and lots of choices. I fill 99% of the compartments with healthy stuff that I have on hand in the fridge.
Here are some serving suggestions:
cut string cheese / broccoli / carrotts / crackers / edamame / red pepper strips / chicken nugget w/sauce / croutons / corn / peas / nuts / hummus / pasta / olives / hard boiled egg pieces / black beans
Though I haven't tried it yet, it would also be fun to do for breakfast using a couple different dry cereals, fruit and different flavors of yogurt.
(I picked up a pack of three bright orange ice cube trays at the $1 store. It's nice not having to worry about emptying out the ones in the freezer when I want to throw this meal together.)
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