Monday, September 7, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday

I learned about the Muffin Tin Mondays a while ago, and have decided that it is finally time for me to get in the game. I think that using a muffin tin to put together D's meals is great. I am able to make sure that I am giving her a balanced meal, and she has fun checking out all the little nooks and crannies. I have tried this out a few times. Here is what I have done.

This is our meal for this week. There was no theme.
Top Row: Edemame, cheese and mini bowtie pasta
Bottom Row: Plum, there was milk in the empty spot but D pulled it out as soon as I put it down and crackers

D enjoying her Muffin Tin Meal (MTM).

This was my first try at a MTM. I was worried about D taking the whole tray and throwing it on the floor, so we tried individual cups.
Green: Banana Rings Yellow: Baby carrot sticks
Red: Yellow Bell Pepper strips Blue: Cheddar Cheese

I made this one when we got our new "tin" to see if D would dump it all on the floor or not. Thankfully, she didn't, at least not as soon as I gave it to her. I will say that the bottom row did go first.
Top row: Cucumber sticks, shredded cheese, American Chop Suey
Bottom Row: Cherries, pretzels, apple cinnamon rice cakes.

I tried making an MTM to go with Goodnight Moon, which has been D's favorite book recently, no matter what time of day.

Top: Grape Tomatoes -- red balloon, Bunny Cheddar Crackers -- bunny in the story, mozzarella cheese -- cow, apple cinnamon rice cakes -- moon, macaroni and cheese -- bowl full of mush, and brussels sprouts -- rabbit food, and something green for the great, green room.

I am looking forward to doing this regularly for D. Though she's a little young to really get the connections, we're getting there, and Mommy is having a lot of fun!

To learn more about Muffin Tin Mondays.  To see what some other Muffin Tin Moms and Dads did this week.


  1. My little boy will be 20 months next tuesday and we have been doing these for a while. He seems to look forward to them, and they are a special treat. I love your Goodnight Moon idea, we will have to try that. I can't wait to see yours next week.

  2. Three great ones! What a great variety of foods!Good ideas

  3. Cute muffin tin ideas. I like the Goodnight Moon one!


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