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Creative Mom Prepares Cartoon-Inspired Food To Help Her Children Eat Healthy Meals

Her daughter is a picky eater and so she did something about it.

Mark Andrew




  • An Instagram merom from Japan has been making waves online because of her colorful, cartoon-inspired food arrangements.
  • According to mom-of-three Etoni Mama, she began creating food art as a way to help her daughter – who is a picky eater.

Ask any parent and most of them will probably tell you this: cooking nutritious food for children is just half the battle.

The tricky part, of course, is making sure that kids will really eat it – especially if they happen to be picky eaters.

Well one mother from Japan has showed us that with a bit of creativity, it’s possible to make even the simplest meals look attractive and delectable.

Etoni Mama is a mom from Tokyo who has taken it upon herself to create detailed, colorful food servings for her three children ages 8, 10, and 12.

In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that she has never had any formal food art training but looking at her work, we have no doubt she’s an expert at it.

As you can see in the images, Etoni Mama takes inspiration from pop culture characters, ranging from Toy Story and Monsters Inc, to My Neighbor Totoro and Pokémon, to Big Hero 6 and Star Wars, to everything else in between.

Etoni Mama, who is a nursery teacher by profession, told BoredPanda:

“I first got an idea to create a face out of ingredients in order to make it fun for my picky second daughter.”

Asked about how long it takes her to prepare the meals, she confessed they take at least an hour of her time. Although time-consuming, she does it out of her love for her children plus she’s admittedly happy about all the positive feedback she gets from her followers on social media.

“When I look at the ingredients, I can imagine many characters. But since it’s the food for my daughters, it is absolutely necessary for it to be delicious,” she likewise pointed out.

If you want to see more of Etoni Mama’s amazing food art, you can go check out her latest creations on her official Instagram account.

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Exotic Delicacy ‘Balut’ Is Actually Not As Bad As Some People Say it Is

Would you dare eat this strange food from the Philippines? Some say its really delicious!

Mark Andrew



Every country has its own offerings of exotic delicacies but perhaps nothing is as strange as this one. It's called the 'balut' and it's a popular street food in the Philippines.

Basically, balut is a fertilized duck egg with a premature embryo on the inside. The name literally means "wrapped" and it is often recommended by locals to those visiting the country for the first time. Foreigners, on the other hand, have mixed reactions about it with some saying its "really tasty" while others are simply dismissing it as "plain gross."

The high-protein food is usually sold on the streets at night and it is also believed to be an aphrodisiac.

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Here’s Why People Are Adding Butter To Their Coffee

Would you give this a go?




It seems that adding cream and sugar to your coffee is a thing in the past. Now, people are adding butter to their cup of joe, and they say it’s the best thing ever.

Butter and coffee — what’s all the hype about? You might think blending butter with your coffee falls somewhere between completely bizarre and totally intriguing. But developing a cult following like this, there has to be some merit behind it, right?

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16 Unusual Foods That Confuse Everyone Who Isn’t From the Midwest Right Off

I find #3 confusing but hey, #14 looks so tasty, it’s sinful!

Margaret Tionquiao




Naming is an unusual process. Let’s face it — be it food or person, names are extremely important to us. Very often, the first piece of information we have about anything or anyone is the name. If you’re at a noisy party with hundreds of people around and someone calls your name, it’ll rise up above the din and you’ll hear it. That’s because it catches attention in a way that a lot of other stimuli don’t.

Now this has some interesting implications. One that we are too ingrained to shake - we tend to like what we are like. Since foodies are an unusual breed, naturally, the weirdness is passed on to the foods they love best. People from the Midwest are no different. With the unusual geography and their strange catchphrases, the Midwestern's food are expected to be just as confusing. It sort of comes with the territory, it seems.


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