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Monday, January 31, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

Today is my first day to participate in an actual "Muffin Tin Monday." I have used the muffin tin idea before...mostly for snacks. But I am excited to be joining in today, and hoping to get some more ideas of healthy and fun things to feed my girls!

Last night- Geoff and I ate leftovers from the weekend, but I made the girls 'muffin tins' of some of their favorite foods.

Parkers: sliced apples, a pancake (It's actually frozen because when we make them- we make extra to freeze. Parker now only likes to eat them frozen?), Skittles (For after she ate her apples and chicken, which she minded SO well and I was so proud of her. Not one argument!), chicken nuggets, and ketchup.

For Grace: I didn't have another actual tin, so I just used the square muffin silicone cups and then placed them in a square tupperware container. Her cups are filled with: mixed vegetable medley (instead of boiling the vegetables in one cup of water, I added a chicken bouillon cube for flavoring, and although she did not eat them....I tasted them and they are much better this way!), a few crackers, cut up apple slices, and yogurt.

This little one ate really well....almost all of her apples and chicken....and a few bites of the pancake. All of her Skittles, of course. But she would never sit still for me to snap a this is as good as it gets!

Grace was actually my 'not-so-good' eater! She was excited to eat and hold the cracker all by herself. She ate all of the yogurt.....a few bites of her apples......and I think one bite of the veggies! My 'good eater' has not been so 'good' these past few days. I knew it would happen sooner or later. I was just hoping for a little bit later!


Viv said...

you are one of the most organized people I know. Love the 'muffin tin' concept, makes it fun for them! Maybe Grace is cutting some teeth & that's why she's not eating as much....

Anonymous said...

I love both meals. They are filled with wonderful foods.

SnoopyGirl said...

Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday. Your meals look yummy and colorful!

Dannyelle said...

Welcome to the fun of muffin tin meals, yours look great!
Dannyelle at

Anonymous said...

Yum! These both look wonderful.

Crystal said...

They look yummy!@

Ludicrous Mama said...

My "good eater" goes through days of less eating... Kind of like reverse growth spurts. Instead of eating extra for a few days when a normal kid has a growth spurt, she eats less for a few days, then back to her regular smorgasborg style!
I love the silicone cups! And if they don't eat all their food, it's easy to just move them into a tupperware or bento box and let them keep snacking on-the-go!

When I first started with MTMs, I shockingly had 3 regular tins (a 12 and 2 6's) plus 2 mini (a 12 and a 24.) Weird, considering I didn't ever actually COOK anything!

Be Brave, Keep Going said...

Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday! You take gorgeous photos. So glad to have you join in!

Anonymous said...

My girls love frozen pancakes too!


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