About a year ago I figured out that these liquid medicine cups make the perfect little dipping cups for kids. I was trying to get my oldest son to eat more fresh fruits and veggies because he isn’t naturally inclined to do so. (That’s a nice way of saying he doesn’t like fresh fruits and vegetables so much!)
My other son will eat almost anything! He has no idea I am doing it, but I monitor what he eats because he is 5 and he weighs 90 lbs. Don’t get me wrong, he is not fat, (I’m a little defensive about it) he is just solid. Got it?
These little plastic cups that come with liquid Tylenol and Advil have helped me with both of those little problems.
If I put a little caramel in one and give it to Conner with a sliced up apple, he will eat the whole thing and beg for more. And with Thatcher, I know that when I fill a little cup for him he is only getting 4 tsp or caramel or whatever sauce we are using, compared to the 2-3 tablespoons he would probably get if we just squeezed it out onto a plate.
Plus, there is no waste, instead of smearing who knows how much around their plate and needing more, the sauce is limited to the tiny cup and the kids get really good at getting every last drop.
I use these perfect little cups any time we have a need for dipping. Baked fries with ketchup, chicken nuggets with barbecue sauce, carrot and celery sticks with ranch…the kids think it is so fun to have a little dipping cup.
They are also a great way to measure your salad dressing, Mama’s, if you are on a diet.
So think twice before you throw out those little plastic cups. They are great for more then just medicine.
Keep it Real!