Thursday, May 1, 2014

Muffin Tin Tuesdays!

Tuesdays are fun days for [K] at school. Not only do they have music class (which she loves), but they also go to the library (which she also loves). I decided that since it's such a fun day at school, I would make it a fun day at home too by making her Muffin Tin lunches those days. Hence the name, Muffin Tin Tuesdays!

I've talked about Muffin Tin lunches back in April of last year (and coincidentally it was on a Tuesday). The idea is to serve several different finger foods in a muffin pan. It's kind of like tapas for kids.

Since I've been doing this for a few weeks now but haven't posted about it, I'll leave you with several different Muffin Tin Lunches to give you some ideas if you want to make them for your own kids (or yourself, I'm not judging.) By the way, if you come up with some other foods that you think would be good in a Muffin Tin Lunch, please let me know. I'm always open to new suggestions.

Top row: Chocolate graham crackers, goldfish, grapes, dried cranberries
Middle row: chocolate pudding, dried cranberries, carrot sticks, ranch dressing
Bottom row: grapes, chocolate graham crackers, shredded cheese, goldfish

Here is [K] enjoying her Muffin Tin lunch.

Top row: chocolate graham crackers, almonds and dried cranberries, chocolate graham crackers
Bottom row: shredded cheese, shredded cheese, carrot sticks

Here's [E] enjoying her Muffin Tin lunch.

Top row: broccoli, pirouette cookie, blackberries, cherry tomatoes
Middle row: cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, cereal, pirouette cookie
Bottom row: cereal, blackberries, broccoli, mandarin oranges

Top row: bunny fruit snacks, pirouette cookie, corn
shredded cheese, frozen peas, goldfish crackers

(This was a 24 cup mini muffin tin)
Top row: half a pirouette cookie, goldfish, half a pirouette cookie
Middle row top: carrot stick, blueberries, blackberries
Middle row bottom: carrot stick, raspberries, cherry tomatoes
Bottom row: half a pirouette cookie, broccoli, half a pirouette cookie


  1. This is a great idea. Cousin C would be happy to see some trail mix in there, a few hot dog slices, and maybe some Jell-O...some of her favorite things. I'd probably add some peaches and cottage cheese for myself...maybe even some apple slices. No matter what you decide to include, it's always fun to have pinchies for lunch. :)

  2. I love the pictures of these. It makes a great mosaic.