A few weeks or a couple months ago (time runs together for me, LOL) a commenter asked if I had seen the Dr. Sears Nibble Tray. I hadn't, but with my curiosity peaked, I did check it out. It looked like something that would be very handy for my littlest eater. Then, I forgot all about it until recently a preschool mommy friend of mine mentioned it. This time I ordered one to try out before it could slip my mind again. ;-)
I got it, and it's great!
The green "stem" section has gel built in it so you can freeze it to keep the food in that section nice and cold. It detaches from the main tray for easy freezing. You can also forego that section and just use the main yellow part. Each piece has its own lid so they can be used individually.
On this day my little guy had ham and cheese pieces in the cold stem section (cheese being the scraps from stars made the last few days!).
In the big section he had: corn, cucumber chunks, some sort of smiley snacks from Earth's Best, graham snacks from Earth's Best, diced purple grapes, peas.
The corn and peas thawed nicely by eating time, but the ham and cheese was still nice and cool. Perfect!
My 8-year-old joked that this is what you get when an ice cube tray and a pineapple get married. ;-) Ha!