What a great idea! I can’t claim the credit–I’m sure I saw this somewhere on the internet–but my boys think it’s fantastic.
Serving lunch in a muffin tin (or mini-muffin tin) totally transforms ordinary food into something magical. True story. Try it yourself!
Recently, my boys (well, one smallish boy in particular) complained about having The Same Thing–Again–for lunch. Maybe one day they will grasp the fact that so many of the world’s children would be absolutely thrilled to consume such a lunch, day after day, with little variety.
We do discuss this fact together often, and my almost-eight-year-old truly seems to understand. Over the past few years, he’s become much more willing to eat just about anything, and seems much more thankful for good food and the time required to prepare it.
At any rate, my four-year-old is simply not there yet. So, one recent day as I stood in the kitchen pondering that day’s lunch prospects, a sudden flash of inspiration took hold: Muffin Tins! Voilà! The same lunch, but different. Magically different.
And by the way, that same Not This Again conversation also led to a greater variety in our lunchtime vegetable consumption. I told the boys I agreed: it was high time we branched out beyond carrot sticks. Seriously. I’m surprised neither of them has turned orange.
Also, see the pink hearts in our muffin tin lunches? Those are our favorite new Real Food Snack (or treat)! Recipe coming soon to a blog near you…Here it is: Healthy Gummy Treats.
Until then, check out more of our favorite Real Food, gluten-free lunches and snacks:
- What’s for Lunch? (other than bread)
- Kid-Friendly Lunch Idea: Apple Sandwiches
- 14 Ways to Pack a LunchBots
- 5 Ways to Jazz up a Salad
- Favorite Portable, High-Protein, Gluten-Free Snacks
Do you have any fun and easy lunch ideas for kids? Do tell…