Sources: the Stir – By Judy Dutton| All Things Michael
Laleh Mohmedi’s 2-year-old son Jacob was always a good eater, but the mom wondered if she could inject more excitement into his meals. “I decided to cook and arrange Jacob’s pancakes so they looked like a lion,” she says. “He absolutely loved it!” And that’s how Jacob’s Food Diaries — a photo diary where Mohmedi turned toddler meals into an an art form — was born.
“Every night before bed, Jacob requests a character that he would like for me to make the next day,” says Mohmedi, who lives in Australia. “These characters are from books, toys, cartoons, or something that has caught his eye that day. He has even asked for Michael Jackson!”
The King of Pop was made possible thanks to coconut chicken rice, nori (seaweed), peas and carrots for letters.
Mohmedi started posting photos of her dishes on Instagram, where they were met with rave reviews from friends, foodies, and (of course) moms looking for some mealtime inspiration themselves to convince their toddler to eat.
And while her creations have generally made mealtime easier, that’s not always the case: Sometimes her creations are such nice eye candy, Jacob misses them once they’re gone.
“One time after eating a Minion he started crying because he had felt so bad!” Mohmedi laughs.
Here are some of her most memorable mealtime creations, plus what they’re made of. Read more here