One idea I recently ran into is called Muffin Tin Monday. Basically, you serve one meal or snack a week (or more) in a muffin tin! The Muffin Tin meal is based on a theme, (though I guess you wouldn’t really need a theme). This idea is great, and I love it! It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s a great way to introduce new foods!
*I am going to guess that the theme for the meal in the picture above is shapes or circles.
I am planning to try this on Monday, and will base my theme on the color green. I plan to use a 6 cup muffin tin, and serve: cucumbers, broccoli, celery, bell pepper, guacomole and ranch dip. (OK, I may have to dye the ranch green.) Still, it’s offering my children things they may not otherwise try. (Even though they are very good eaters…..when they want to be.)
In the future, I will base my Muffin Tin Monday on a book, a nursery rhyme, song or holiday. There are SO many options!
Have any of you ever served a meal from a muffin tin? If so, please share your themes!