Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Muffin Tin Lunch

In my quest to make lunchtime more interesting (I get tired of making the same things even thought the children don't get tired of eating!!), I remembered something I read about a long time ago--serving lunch in a muffin tin. Then, I found a blog that sponsors a muffin tin lunchfest!

So, one day last week we had a muffin tin lunch. The children were thrilled to eat out of "circles" as they called it. My children eat a fair amount at lunch so I made each of them a muffin tin and they each ate almost all of their food. As predicted, my 4 year old didn't finish her carrots and my 2 year old didn't finish his tomatoes. I was pleased, however, that neither started their meal with a cookie--my daughter started with the rice cake and my son started with the whole wheat crackers.
The tins contained:
raisins, tomatoes, cheerios, shredded cheese
rice cake, veggie booty, carrot sticks, grapes
mighty bites, oatmeal raisin cookie, unsweetened applesauce, whole wheat ritz

Definitely a big hit and something we will do again!

8 comments:

Rae said...

I'm with ya! If I have to make Top Ramen noodles or Spaghetti O's one more day this summer I think I'll scream! My kiddo's do not like sandwiches and I am often at a loss as to what to make them!

Would it be cheating to use a 6 cup muffin tin instead of 12? When I first saw this idea I didn't think I'd be able to come up with 12 different things they would eat!! What do you think?

katy said...

thanks for playing along! Your tin is great!

Hope to see you again real soon ~
Katy

p.s. check out our flickr group
www.flickr.com/groups/muffintinmeals

it would be great to have your picture added.

Shannon said...

Such a great idea!!!

Nicole said...

What a fun idea. My kids would love it. It might take some creativity on my part to come up with 12 things though. Maybe I'll just use the 6 muffin tin.

proudgrits11 said...

Can I have one???? :) Looks so yummy and healthy! I've gotta try it--maybe my picky-poo will be so distracted that he'll try something new without realizing it!

Melissa said...

Love, love, love this idea!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Great idea!! I need to give this a try!!

Bernadete said...

love the idea!! It worked great even with my 14 month old!! She loved it too!!