A woman in Australia is getting major mom cred for the ingenious way she’s getting her kid to eat his greens. And it has nothing to do with disguising the taste.
Laleh Mohmedi of Melbourne was inspired to turn three-year-old Jacob’s food into cartoon characters last year, after transforming his pancakes into a lion and posting the photo on Facebook. The reaction was off the charts. Now, she’s got an entire portfolio (and blog) of her handy work by way of Instagram (which many new artists rely on). Her account is blowing up, thanks to pictures like these, which would make any adult, let alone a child, want to eat their veggies. After all, it’s true what they say: you really do eat with your eyes first.
Pop stars and fashion icons are also part of Laleh’s repertoire:
As Nerdist reports, Jacob now gives his mom suggestions for characters. After bringing his ideas to life, with the help of Jacob who has his own cutting board, Laleh uses the food scraps to feed the family’s pet guinea pigs. She says she’ll continue making elaborate meals for Jacob until he grows out of it, assuming he does.
In addition to creating fun foods for Jacob, Laleh also lends her talent to big brands, including Jamie Oliver, Disney and Westfield, to help promote healthy eating (maybe she can help poor James with his offensive paella recipe).
Here’s a video of mom and son in action:
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