Muffin Tin Monday
I have been absolutely blown away by the bento box craze.
I can look for hours through the bento flickr groups – little food presented so artfully, all stored in an adorable little box. They are unbelievable. Muffin Tin Monday (I’ll explain) is my ode to the bento box. Only simple and not really as cute *but* easy enough for some of us (me!) to play along.
Muffin Tin Monday = Lunch served in a Muffin Tin
The concept is not new, I’m sure many of you have seen this out in the mommy world of play dates and preschool. It’s a great way to break the monotony of daily lunch preparation. I also hope it will encourage me
to keep offering new foods to my kids – maybe they’ll even like one of them!
So, I officially declare Monday as Muffin Tin Monday. Join me!
Each Monday I’ll post a picture of the previous week’s muffin tin. Send me a link to yours and I’ll add it to my post. Fun! Here is last week’s:
Goldfish, blueberry bagel chunks, cucumber sticks, strawberry yogurt, Gorilla Munch cereal, blueberries, pretzels, string cheese, dried apricots, red pepper, cheddar cheese cubes, peaches.
This was too much food for 2 kids so I saved it and put it out again for afternoon snack.
(Editor’s note: For more information about Muffin Tin Monday, check out it’s new home at Her Cup Overfloweth!)
Editors pick from Amy of doobleh-vay : Sycamore Stirrings is a great blog by Katy a rocking artsy and crafty Seattle mama of two! She has great ideas and this lunch in a muffin tin is so much more than just a new idea to get kids to try new foods, but a great nutrition lesson for yr preschoolers. I think each day could be a color or a food group lesson and it could be an excellent way to teach the food pyramid! I hope you will visit Katy and discover more cool ideas from this smart mama! Join her Flickr pool here and please subscribe to her awesome blog!