It Helps Me Do a Better Job With Portions
I've been committed lately to conquering my kids' bad eating habits — namely that they fill up on snacks and miss out on the nutritious meals I spend time making them. I've gotten better about having stricter snack times at home, but I was still playing fast and loose whenever hunger would strike while we were out. Before, I'd give them a full pouch of dry cereal or a plastic tub filled with apple slices.
The Snack Spinner forced me to downsize my snack portions (from my experience, each divider fits roughly four strawberry slices, seven cheese cubes, 12 mini pretzels, 16 sliced grapes, and six bell pepper slices), and although I worried there wouldn't be enough in just one container, they've rarely finished it off in one sitting.
What's more, I found that my kids self-regulated their food intake. Instead of mindlessly eating from a bag of Goldfish crackers, they'd graze from the different slots. Two blueberries here, a few animal crackers there, and after a handful of spins, they'd be handing the Spinner back to me, content.