Our First Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin Tin Monday

Alphabet cereal, Apple, Pancakes, Yogurt Smoothie, Scrambled eggs, & Raisin Toast

The benefits of Muffin Tin Monday are a breaking up the lunchtime routine, serving foods in smaller more manageable portions for little ones, and introducing new foods in a fun and interesting way.

Sometimes there is a theme for Muffin Tin Monday, but this week there wasn’t which made it easier for our first time. When I first got out the muffin tin I thought “How am I going to fill this up? This is a lot of food.” Once I got started I realized the portion size in the muffin cup is really small (1/2 a pancake, one slice of apple, etc.). Also, I had to remember I was using this opportunity to serve some of the things I knew B didn’t prefer and so I knew he wouldn’t eat it all.

This was a really was a fun way to serve a meal. It was easy cleanup to just dump the muffin cups. I look forward to planning for a theme next week. It will spice things up for me. (Note to self…this will be a great opportunity to teach/talk about food groups.)

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  • Reply Myztic@FunWithMama

    welcome to muffin tin monday! your off to a great start 🙂

    August 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Andrea (ace1028)

    Welcome to MTM! And yes, I LOVE the easy clean-up! 😀

    August 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply { L }

    Sounds like a delicious breakfast! You’re so right about portion sizes! I should eat all my meals out of muffin tins to help me lose weight, lol.

    August 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply The Allen Family

    What a yummy breakfast! I think I may have some more breakfast now.

    August 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply PisecoMom

    Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday! Your breakfast tin looks great – and you’re absolutely right that this is a perfect way to introduce new foods in small amounts. 🙂

    August 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth

    Yay! Welcome Welcome! Breakfast in a muffin tin is always yummy!

    And I love how you used 8 out of the twelve cups!

    August 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply BranFlakes

    Welcome to MTM! That looks like a yummy breakfast!

    August 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    This was our first week too! You did a great job – love the breakfast idea. I’m thinking that’s in the cards for us pretty soon! 🙂

    August 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Nicole {tired, need sleep}

    I just bought a little 6-cup muffin tin today. I think it’s a good thing to try this with my picky eater. I hope it works!

    August 17, 2009 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Susana

    You look like you had fun with it and made a super yummy breakfast tin too! Congrats on joining in–we LOVE Muffin Tin Monday’s at our home:-)!

    August 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Tammy

    Welcome to MTM, so glad you joined us!

    August 17, 2009 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    lol, I wondered how I was going to fill it up too at first! Great job!

    August 18, 2009 at 6:27 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    I think one of my personal faves was our breakfast MTM. There are so many ideas out there, you’re going to have a lot of fun!

    August 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Great breakfast…welcome to Muffin Tin Monday!

    August 18, 2009 at 8:45 pm
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