How are you coping with half term? I’m pretty pleased we’ve reached the half way point 🙂 I love my 3 year old but he talks non-stop from the second he sneaks into bed with me in the morning until his bedtime. Those few hours he spends at nursery each day are a very welcome break but that’s not to say the break from the normal routine isn’t welcome.
We’ve been pretty busy with a trip into the West End, story time at the library and lots of baking and crafts at home. I thought the children needed a boost of vitamins so created a yummy looking Bento-inspired fruit plate for them and thought I’d share it with you. Little Sis adores Hello Kitty so I wanted to use the Hello Kitty food picks and food cutters I recently bought.
Both my children adore fruit. Just yesterday Big Brother pointed to a tub of blueberries at the supermarket and told me he liked them. Little did he know what I had in store for him when we got home 🙂
For their fruit plate first of all I peeled and sliced a mango and cut shapes from it with my Hello Kitty cutter. I added pieces of orange and grapes and also finely sliced some yummy strawberries, keeping them in place with the cute Hello Kitty food picks.
I was pretty pleased with the results as the food looked visually appealing but I knew was healthy and packed full of flavours too. I quite enjoyed trying something different so I’ve started a new Bento Pinterest board for inspiration! Have you been inspired to make food fun?
Fortunately my children agreed and were delighted with their fruit. I used Viva strawberries which are a British bred variety of strawberry grown in the Huelva region of southern Spain and northern Morocco. They are sweet, juicy and full of flavour – very similar to a British strawberry, but are perfectly ripe from February to April, so there’s no need to wait until summer!
Disclosure – we were provided with a half term SOS pack, full of activities and treats to enjoy throughout the week as well as the delicious fruit mentioned above.