What THIS vegan eats
I love these dinner winner plates for kids. It seems like (almost) every time someone sees them they want one. They are just fun to look and fun to use. What I really like about it is that you can fill it with lots of different stuff.
They work out a nice size for a light lunch although they are a bit too small for a bigger dinner. Here I filled it with pesto pinwheels, nuts, fruit, salad, and an Oreo (international readers- they are vegan in the UK but not America).
I have one son who loves to go from start to finish and another who just picks at the bits he likes. Both are fine by me.
However, I was really surprised to see people having a debate about how dreadful these plates are. Apparently some people believe they encourage children to be fussy. I can tell you that this is absolute rubbish. I was, and I guess still am, a fussy eater – which is not related to veganism. One of my two sons is also a fussy eater. A fussy eater does not suddenly start eating more types of food because of the plate it is on! Personally I like adding a little whimsy to my children’s lunch from time to time.
I have seen some other fun plates involving making food faces and buildings but I am fond of how practical these ones are in terms of portion size and variety.