A few years ago before we had Lilly, I came across this website called Muffin Tin Monday! I had never heard of this concept so I thought I would take some time to check it out! Well, I was hooked right then and there. I thought it would be great for when we had children.
My original plan was to do this for Lilly’s first birthday last year. I quickly decided that it wasn’t going to work with 5-7 one year olds – as they all were eating different foods at that point and a sit down meal wouldn’t be best. So I put that idea on hold and may do it this year for her 2nd birthday.
The other day I went to a local shop and spent $3.88 on this muffin tin! I thought that was a bargain.
Since we have been having some challenges with getting Lilly to eat, I thought Muffin Tin Monday might be fun to try – and yes it was Monday that we did this.
I started getting dinner ready and putting small amounts of food in her muffin tin.
Then I realised that she was basically getting a beige meal (brings me back to camp days) – yuck. So I added some greens ; cucumber and brocoli but it didn’t really look that appealing to me – was it going to work for her ??? (The pasta was a spicy sloppy joe mixture that has tomato sauce in it and she actually likes it).
Lesson learned – don’t put a “dipping sauce” in the muffin tin, as that becomes Lilly’s focal point and won’t eat anything else until the dipping sauce is gone. Urgh…failure.
Have you tried Muffin Tin Monday/Meal ?
What other ways have you presented food to your toddler? Seriously, I am looking for ideas here 🙂