It’s Okay To Play With Your Food

Do you remember those plastic gadgets that kids used to mold playdoh into spaghetti or other various shapes? An inventor has created a product that does something reasonably similar… with your food. You can use his gadgets on your fruits and veggies, then put it all together to create a wide variety of object. From little veggie people to a cucumber race car, it’s only as limited as your imagination reports NewsOK.

Lee Bayless, of Edmond, created Veggie Bots, which turns vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumbers and radishes into building blocks. His invention has been patented but is not yet available to the public.

He actually has two separate Veggie Bots products. One is a kitchen utensil that people can use to cut the veggie shapes at home, which he licensed to Ronco, a company that sells and promotes housewares. The other is a prepackaged bag of the vegetable pieces that he’s marketing to public schools and fast-food restaurants to include in kids meals.

Bayless said the childhood obesity epidemic makes his product relevant as a way to get children interested in eating healthy foods.

“I think I have the right product at the right time,” he said.

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