++ something simple that makes my life easier ++
my little one is only a year-and-a-half, but he already knows that some foods are more fun than others. for example, he will choose gogo squeeze applesauce over applesauce that i scoop into a bowl every time, simply because it's fun. i think a big reason kids love junk food so much is probably because it's packaged in a way that makes it fun to eat, so i'm trying to come up with ways to make healthy food fun for him to eat as well.
a while back i found some corn dog sticks at hobby lobby (the ends are rounded so they won't hurt him) and started making little kabobs for him. it doesn't matter if it's a banana, his sandwich at lunch, or random fruits, veggies, and cheese, he will eat it if it's on a stick. it only takes an extra minute to slice and skewer his food, and he loves it because it makes the food seem special and fun. what's even more fun is adding a little cup of yogurt for him to dip his kabob in, kabob + dipping = a good time in his book. :)