Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday

I’m a day late with this post, but wanted to share a fun way to spice up a Monday. The concept is “Muffin Tin Monday” and although I can’t take credit for the idea, it’s a great one that my preschooler is very excited about. In fact, today he asked if he could have Muffin Tin Tuesday…so I know we’ll be doing this for awhile.

The idea is simple…you just serve lunch in a 6 cup muffin tin pan. Yes, you have to come up with 6 different things, but I’ve found it’s a great way to introduce new food that you just want your child to try a few bites of. There are some things I know he won’t eat, but I at least feel like I tried and exposed him to it. Here is what our muffin tins looked like last week.


Now, I’m not saying this is the most nutritious meal, it’s more like what I had on hand. I had been forgetting to do it all summer and just remembered that day, so I just pulled some things together. You could theme the lunch any way you like…red food, food that starts with a certain letter, etc. This was our first go at it so it was just a hodgepodge of things thrown together. They LOVED it! Check out these faces!


For more information and more creative ideas, check these links out.

Muffin Tin Moms
Another Lunch (this is star themed)

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