Making meals for a toddler is interesting. Sometimes, my daughter likes something and then I go to feed her that again and she won’t touch it. I don’t think she is necessarily a picky eater, but it seems more like a battle of wills. She’s testing/learning about the boundaries I set and also the ones I don’t set. She’s actually a pretty good eater, but it is frustrating when you spend time cutting up an apple to bite size pieces just to have her dump them out on the floor or spit them out of her mouth. Then, a few minutes later she wants more and happily eats them. I guess I should be thankful that she loves our dog so much that she wants to make sure he gets enough to eat. When I saw FunBites online, I knew that this product would be a great solution to cutting down the prep time in preparing my daughter’s meals/snacks, even if I have to do it twice.
FunBites is an essential kitchen tool for families with kids. It is perfect for picky eaters and Bento lunches. FunBites cuts kids’ food into fun-shaped bite-sized pieces. It goes WAY BEYOND sandwich cutters!
FunBites comes in two styles, the Cube-It! and the Luv It!. We had the opportunity to review the Luv It!, which creates two small hearts and a big heart from 8 geometric shapes. The first thing I noticed when I received the FunBites was the edge wasn’t sharp to the touch. I have an apple slicer and it is so sharp that there is no way that my children will be able to use it anytime soon. FunBites is made from food grade delrin; a crystalline plastic that has an excellent balance of properties that bridges the gap between metals and plastics. The FunBites is much more practical for an “assistant chef” to help with, although little fingers should still be kept safely away.
After washing the FunBites, I was excited to try it out. I figured that a grilled cheese sandwich would be an easy place to start, so this is how it works.
- Place FunBites cutter on top of food. Remove popper top and set aside.
- Grab handles on both sides of the cutter, press down, and firmly rock back & forth 5-6 times to cut through the food.
- Insert popper top, lift the cutter up, and push down popper to pop out the fun-shaped bite-sized pieces!
Next, presenting the food, which even though I’m not very creative, I thought it was the best part. I think if I watch more amazing creations made by Bento moms, I’ll be able to do something more interesting, but here are some things I tried.
My daughter ate all of her pancake, grilled cheese, and apple when they were presented to her this way. There weren’t any pieces of food thrown on the floor, which made our dog sad, but me happy. It was an added perk that the crust was removed when we used the FunBites on the grilled cheese since my daughter hasn’t been eating that part anyway. This also made it easier to steal a bite when I “accidentally” messed up a little heart.
Some other things I like about FunBites are
- BPA free
- Made in the USA
- Top Rack Dishwasher safe
By using the FunBites, I realized that I have gotten into a food rut with my toddler already. It is important to make sure I’m introducing a variety of foods to her and the FunBites can help me prep food quickly. These are such a great way to make finger foods for little kids and I am definitely going to try it on an omelette next.
I think the Cube-It! would be awesome for making cheese and cracker platters, especially for those upcoming graduation parties. It also would be great for cutting up melons or other fresh fruit in perfect little cubes. My only complaint is the lack of FunBites styles. I can’t wait to see how this company will grow and hopefully in the future they will have some holiday themed FunBites!
You can purchase a FunBites on their website for $12.99 or $19.99 for both patterns! Don’t forget to use the coupon code aprilshowers at checkout for free shipping!
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.