Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fun with FunBites! Big taste tiny bites!

I’ve decided to break my Funbites review up into two posts. I can get a bit lengthy at times and since there are two different Funbites cutters I thought it would be a great idea to focus on one today and one tomorrow! ♥

 All leading up to my big (and very first) giveaway! That’s right! One of my fabulous readers is going to get the opportunity to win their choice of 1 Funbites cutter, (cube it or luv it) courtesy of Funbites! Isn’t that awesome? You all are going to love this! I promise!


What are Funbites?
Funbites are a nifty little kitchen gadget meant for easily cutting food into bite size pieces. They were designed by a fellow Mom and her children. ♥ Funbites are made in the USA, are BPA free and dishwasher safe! It doesn’t get much better than that!
Funbites encourage kids to try new things and were designed with even the pickiest children in mind. The possibilities are endless for making food fun! Try it on: sandwiches, pizza, cheese, waffles, pancakes, tofu, cheese, watermelon, hotdogs, and so much more!
Funbites cutters come in two choices, Cube it and Luv it. Each cutter is made up of two separate parts. The cutter and the popper.
Buy One of Each!

photo courtesy of Funbites

How it works
Instructions from

Step 1: Remove popper top and set to the side. Place Funbites cutter on top of food.
Step 2: Grab cutter handles on both sides, press down firmly and rock 5-6 times to cut through the food.
Step 3: Lift the cutter up, insert popper top and pop out the bite-sized pieces!

Now, this method works fabulous with most food items, however my friend, Cristi from Bent On Better Lunches has truly perfected the art of cutting sticky sandwiches with the funbites cutter to eliminate the mess.
Here is her advice on getting the perfect funbites cuts, on ooey gooey sandwiches. (think peanut butter and nutella) actually any sandwich really! ♥

Spread your ooey gooey sandwich filling on only one slice of bread. Don’t top it with another slice just yet. Take a second slice of bread which will end up being your top slice, and cut it with the Funbites cutter. Don’t push the pieces out yet. Next take the cutter with the bread pieces still stuck in the holes and place on top of your ooey gooey bread slice. Cut down a second time and rock back an forth per Funbites instructions.  This adheres your plain piece of bread to your ooey gooey piece. :) Now, finally go ahead and grab the popper to push out the sandwich bites. No fuss. No muss. No mess!
Onto the cube it in all it’s bite sized goodness!

One of my favorite things to do with the cube it has got to be, sandwiches on a stick! Come on, you know food is always better on a stick, right?
Today my tiny princesses had a half day of school. I really used this to my advantage to take lunch pictures in some natural light!

Both of my tiny princesses are also tiny cheerleaders.
I think I’ve mentioned that before.

My girls LOVE school spirit and have lots of it! It doesn’t hurt that their school has awesome school colors. We love Purple and Gold! ♥♥

This lunch is actually a lunch I have made them before, but it never got photographed…. or at least I don’t think it did. This time we decided to kick it up a notch with Funbites!

Enter School Spirit On A Stick!

It doesn’t get much “fun-er” than that! Hey, if my tiny princesses can make up words than so can I!

Here is how we did them…

Following the above directions courtesy of Cristi from Bent On Better Lunches, I used our Cube It FunBites cutter to create little bite sized Nutella sandwiches. I then rolled alternating bites in Purple and Gold (Yellow) candy glitter. I found the sweet little heart skewers on Amazon (link below post) and the purple and yellow ones were perfect for this lunch!

Here is the rest of what was in my tiny princesses lunch boxes today….


Here’s what they had….
  • grape jello
  • fruit snacks
  • bite sized nutella sandwiches
  • apple sauce for K grapes for A
  • corn with extra pepper
  • animal crackers with nutella for dipping
  • frozen yogurt stars


Some things I did to make these lunches special…
  • silicone cups are great for adding color and keeping food seperated
  • long skewers go hand in hand with the funbites cutters
  • small containers are great for condiments and other things you think may not work so great in a school lunch
  • smaller food picks are great for helping to eat fun finger foods
  • sprinkles in applesauce are a fun way to keep with theme and add more color
  • a little drop of food coloring in yogurt adds fun flair. step it up a bit by freezing in silicone ice molds. sure they may be melted by lunchtime, but I always show my princesses their lunch in the morning before packing it up and freezing yogurt helps keep it cold throughout the day.

To sum up my review of the Funbites cube it…. I really LOVE it! It’s a fabulous way to make food fun and keep it interesting! It’s easy to use, easy to wash, and most definitely earns the tiny princess stamp of approval!

Stay tuned, cause tomorrow we are going to check out the Funbites luv it! I really think you’ll enjoy what I have in store for you. And guess what? It will prove that Funbites is not just fun for kids! ♥

Don’t forget, tomorrows post will also include a giveaway of your choice of Funbites cutter. The excitement is killing me! If you’re like me and have a hard time waiting for things you can head on over to Funbites now and purchase one for yourself! Use code ValentineFun for free shipping up to $10

In the meantime have you seen my funbites igloo? How fun!



Some things I used to make these lunches…


1 comment:

  1. Love the grape gelatin in the yellow flower cup! Looks just like a sunflower!