10 Revolting 'Kid Friendly' Meals (PHOTOS)

Last week, I became a bit obsessed with the world of Bento Boxes. You know, those insanely adorable lunches that take longer to make than I spend on an entire week of meal planning and cooking. I just can't imagine taking the time to make little works of art every day for lunch. Who has the time for that? And, then there are these. The far less time intensive recipes for our darling children. But, unlike the gorgeous Bento Boxes, these recipes are less than apprealing. I'd go so far as to use the word revolting ...

1. Dora Sandwich. Never once have I looked at Dora and thought, "She's so cute, I could just eat her up!" Especially when she's made of bologna, egg, bread, and olives. I think I'd rather starve.

2. Spaghetti Dogs. The mere sight of these makes me want to vomit. And, I'm not exaggerating.

3. Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes. Maybe it's just my kids, but if I presented them with cupcakes and they discovered they were actually meatloaf and potatoes, they would not be amused. And they would not eat them.


4. Bunny Sandwich. If I'm going to eat a bunny anything, it better be chocolate. And it really better not be bologna.

5. Pizza Faces. Remember that poor kid in junior high who became known as "pizza face" because of his temporary complexion? That's all I see when I look at these. Hardly appetizing.

6. Candy Sushi. Because, plain old sushi is just so ... healthy?

7. Sandwich Art. Aren't we supposed to teach our children not to eat the art?

8. Hamburger Pasta Face. Now, I don't consider myself a huge traditionalist, but this makes me want to cry for a bun. The way a hamburger should be.

9. Octo-Hotdog. What is it about hot dogs? They aren't spinach, after all. What's the point of masking them? If I'm going to dress up food like it, it sure as hell better have some nutritional value.

10. Little Bill Cupcakes. I love me some cupcakes, but these have got to be the creepiest ones ever created.


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Mommah3 Mommah3

I actuallyy make meatloaf(minus the mashed tators on top) like that all teh time but we call them meatloaf muffins. Rachael Ray suggested them on 30 minutes meals ages ago....cook fast and the kiddos seem to eat them up more than regular meatloaf! Everything else is a tad....umm...WEIRD!! LOL

PonyC... PonyChaser

My son *loves* the octopus hot dogs. Whenever we have hot dogs, he requests that I make them that way. AND he takes the ketchup and squeezes it up into the cut spot where the legs come together, to make "ink".  He also likes the noodle-octopi ones.

prinz... prinzesstephi

Meh, some of it's cute. Not "revolting". Not something I'd ever make... but not "revolting" Lol

ArmyW... ArmyWife8297

the octo hotdogs are amazing tho, he rest are weird the bunny was cute but i am not playing with the food for that long 

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I think the spaghetti-hot dog octopuses are sort of cute but I'd never make them. I dread to think what a hot dog would be like after being boiled for 8-10 minutes. I suspect it would just disintegrate in to mush actually.

cassi... cassie_kellison

the spaghetti dogs have me perplexed... Do you shove the dry pasta through the dog, then boil them all together? So weird...

nonmember avatar Caitlin

What's wrong with the "funky fruit snack"?? It's just cut up fruit, stacked together...there's no high fructose corn syrup.....

PonyC... PonyChaser

Oh yeah, Mommah3! I forgot about that! We make Meatloaf Cupcakes, too! We don't dress them up like an ice-cream sundae with mashed potatoes, though.  My son requests that we make them quite a lot - it's one of the meals that HE makes, that I just stand around and supervise. And making them in the cupcake pan makes them that much more fun for him to make. He's turning into quite the little chef, even experimenting with different spice combinations.

AND, now that I think about it... I also paint his sandwiches on special occasions. His birthday? I write "Happy Birthday" on the bread. Sometimes I'll write I <3 you, or put on a smiley face. It's unusual and random, and he appreciates the surprise.

Caitl... Caitlin322

Hmm...I may be posting this twice, since I wasn't logged in the first time- if so, sorry!

Anyway, what's wrong with the "funky fruit snacks?"  They're just cut up fruit, stacked on top of eachother, to make a striped fruit.  There is no high fructose corn syrup....

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