I reached out to Nikki after seeing about her amazing talents as a food artist on Instagram.

Read about how she used her creativity to fight picky eater syndrome.

This is one Instagram account you’re going to REALLY want to follow,  so find her accounts below!

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I am Nikki Garcia, a recent stay-at-home mom of 3 with a background in accounting, although I’ve always loved the arts, crafts and all things creative. But like every other parent, I never found time to sit and complete any of the craft projects because it would take time away from my kids, chores and things that needed to get done around the house.
With bento and food art, I allow myself to be creative, but my kids are able to benefit from the time I spend making their fun and healthy lunches.

Nikki with her family after becoming a family of 5.

Nikki with her family after becoming a family of 5!

What inspired you to start making lunches this way?

I’ve got 2 picky eaters. Before bento, I would eyeball it and serve them random amounts of food, then they would pick at it and say they were full. I needed a way to accurately measure how much they were eating. Bento allows me to do this and at the same time, serve healthier food.
I came across creative kids lunches online (Pinterest and Instagram) that looked intimidating at first, but the food ingredients they were using were easily accessible and the steps seemed pretty straight forward.

Super Mario Bento Box lunch

A Super Mario bento box lunch for school? I would even eat PEAS!

How did you learn how to make these? They look very intricate.

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