Monday, October 1, 2012

Giveaway & Review - Nibble Tray by Zak Designs

The Dr. Sears Nibble Tray by Zak Designs is one of our favorite tools to use for a super simple snacker style lunch. Wow.. say that 5 times fast! It has 6 sections in the main tray, and an upper 3 section piece that can be frozen to keep items cold. Both pieces have lids, as well. The item is really marketed to toddlers, and I only wish I knew of it when my daughter was starting finger foods, but we use it just like any other box we pack meals or snacks in. It has plenty of room for the perfect size breakfast, lunch, or snack, and everything is already divided for you and ready to go. This would be a great place to start if someone is new to packing lunches this way, and fantastic if they have a picky (although I tend to cringe at that word) eater. For us, personally, the ability to offer multiple food options and smaller portions of those things, created a better and more excited about eating kid. This box is fun.. really it is.

zak sears nibble tray
Trader Joe's veggie straws, kiwi, sharp cheddar cheese, carrots, cashews, energy ball, turkey/cheddar sausage. Top has black olives, vanilla yogurt, and mustard.

zak sears nibble tray
Another thing that I really like about this product is that each compartment has a raised design for a food group. If you have a child that likes to help select foods, cook, shop, arrange their lunch, or anything of that nature, that this gives them another tool to do so. The top and bottom larger compartments have pictures of fruits and vegetables. The other four sections are grain, dairy, meat/fish, and other. Helping kids identify food groups and sort portions into these compartments is a great way to have them get involved. As for the company that makes the Nibble Tray, Zak Designs, they have everything from dinnerware to on-the-go products and tableware to kitchen prep. But, more significantly to me, they are also 'involved'! They run a blog with recipes, fun mealtime ideas,  on-the-go snacking, and some seriously fun ideas for kids in general. While I won't make following their blog mandatory to enter our giveaway, you SHOULD definitely check it out!

Want some really good news? Zak Designs has generously donated TWO of their Dr. Sears Nibble Trays for one lucky winner! For your chance, enter using the raffle box below. Good luck!
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Disclaimer: I received a free Dr Sears Nibble Tray from Zak Designs, but was in no other way compensated for this review & giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my own.  I reserve the right to choose a new winner for the giveaway if a winner does not contact me within 24 hours of being announced or contacted.  US entries only, one entry per person. 

32 comments:

  1. I would put vegetable-fruit-and cheese or nut snacks or a cute breakfast in the tray.

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  2. Wow! This things looks really cool. It would be fun to send with Ty to preschool.

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  3. I should have said that I would probably put cheese, ham, strawberries, blueberries, and some veggies like carrots!

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  4. I think that we'd use it most for the picky preschooler. I'd put lots of finger foods, fun shapes and even some hidden veggies in it. ;)

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  5. I am on the road a lot and my 3 year old loves nibble food and loves variety. This box would be great for her!

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  6. oh, I would put my 2 year old sons "pirate school lunch" His sisters go to school everyday, so he has decided that he is in Pirate school

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  7. I may be 26 years old, but ever since I had gastric bypass surgery, I eat small portions. My favorite way to eat is to take a few bites of several different foods--but they have to separate, not touching or mixed. Something like this would be perfect for me. :)
    sarah_mae_ at hotmail dot com

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  8. Love the idea of a finger food lunch with dips on the top. All kids think dipping makes about anything edible, right? LOL

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  9. I will put some fruit and veggies! My kids loves them and it will be so fun! :)

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  10. So many options! Definitely blueberries and cheese.

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  11. Lots of different finger foods and dips :) Fruits and yogurt... veggies and dressings...

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  12. I Sarah! New(ish) follower here and a mommy blogger myself, with Sarah spelled correctly. :) I think I entered but am not sure! Either way, love your blog and feel free to stop by mine sometime!

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  13. I would probably make use it the same way you did above - with a great variety yummy (healthy!) food.

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  14. I would put my girls' after-nap snack in there! There would love it!

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  15. Definitely for weekend lunches made fun!

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  16. We have one and they love it! Could totally use another though :) I put tidbits of leftovers for sampler lunches.

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  17. Absolutly yogurt, cheese and crackers. Some kind of fruit, grapes or berries. Or even a cookie!

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  18. I would put grapes and strawberries, cheese, crackers, ham, and celery in it!!!

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  19. I want to make Psych lunches!!! LOL!!! Of course, John would want to claim it as his, but ooooh what awesome Psych lunches this would make ;)

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  20. I would put apple chunks, mandarin oranges, celery, and cucumber in the middle compartments, I'd put crackers on one end, pretzels on the other. In the green portion, I'd put peanut butter in the big middle section, then put some Count Chocula in one side and boo berry on the other for treats.

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  21. For my 3 year old, I can imagine a lot of different food combinations that would work with this section dish! Off the top of my head, a carry-along lunch of turkey rolls, cute cheese shapes, Annie's cheddar bunnies, grapes, carrot sticks and cucumber with ranch, and fruit gummies for a dessert.

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  22. Snacks for our trips to adventure parks.

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  23. I would love this for lunch for my 3 year old!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

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  24. I'd love to try it out for my yongest who turned 1 today. I think we'd put pasta, veggies, cut up fruit and some other first finger foods :)

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  25. A mix of fruits and veggies. I have a very picky eater.

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  26. I would put fruit and veggis, then a side of protein, whole wheat crackers and some cheese.

    hooimm@yahoo.com

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