Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Muffin Tin Meals

Several months ago I discovered this blog. This mom comes up with themes like colors, Dr. Seuss, or other fun ideas and each Monday makes a meal served to her kiddos in a muffin tin. She says that her kids often eat MORE of their food and they have a lot of fun with the different ideas and presentation of the food. She also uses it as a way to easily introduce (or re-introduce) new foods.

I’ve always seen the pictures and thought it was so cute and fun. But, the reality of just getting food on the table AND getting Jaden to eat it is enough for me. But, lately I’ve realized that I give him a lot of things LIKE in these MTD (muffin tin dinners) cut up and in sections on his plate, maybe I could just make it a little more fun for a change.

It turns out, he LOVES it!

Here was our first attempt.

Strawberries, carrot sticks, Muenster cheese sticks, kiwi, and rolled ham.

Kiwi is pretty new for him and he didn’t eat it, he didn’t QUITE get through all the cheese or carrots but, he ate more than usual! I call that success!


  1. I'm impressed that Jaden can sit on the couch with the muffin tin on his lap and it doesn't get knocked over! Marco could never do that (at least now)

  2. I've been following a blog that has "Muffin tin Mondays" ... and i always swore i'd do that with my kids. she swears they eat better because they have more fun with it too! good idea. :)