When my kids were younger, they received a big bag of plastic play food filled with such gems as skinny hot dogs, rubbery pizza slices, flat burger patties and even a few brown chicken nuggets. Well, this grass-fed beef buying, farmers-market visiting, chicken-coop contemplating mama has had enough. It’s time to go all Jamie Oliver on their plastic play food and clean out the toy bin.
I’ve found an alternative to their junky plasticky food that will make me feel way better about the pretend meals they are serving each other.
From setting up a mini farmer’s market in my living room to serving each other a little sushi before lunchtime, these are the kinds of toys that would stay front and center in my house.
We can all hope that by playing with a yellow squash enough, maybe they’d be more willing to actually try a bite when it ends up on their plate, right? -Christina