Food Friday: Kid Edition!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Have you heard of muffin tin meals? I tried them out with Gavin a couple weeks ago (and a few times since!) and had to share the idea with you. Gavin is obsessed with "snacks" and has a hate on for supper (and other meals to a lesser degree). So usually when we get home after daycare he asks for snacks and get grouchy when we tell him he has to wait for supper. He insists, "I don't want supper, I just want snacks".

The muffin tin meal idea means that he gets small portions of a bunch of different foods and it has gone over really well with him. I love it because he gets such small portions of things that he can't fill up on just carbs (like he prefers), he actually has to eat a variety. And he loves it because he gets "snacks for supper". Also, it's a great thing to feed him when I want to cook something spicy or kid-unfriendly.

Do you have any sneaking mealtime strategies for your kids?

2 wonderful comments:

Sunshine said...

wow.....that is so cool!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Ahhh I LOVE it!! What was in the top one he already finished? That's such a good idea. A great way to give him lots of fruits, veggies, nuts... :)