Muffin Tin Meals: Add a some color to your child's diet

The same food, shared two different ways in a muffin tin meal:

lunch time...

snack time...

After seeing my tins, I realized that most kids aren't going to eat orange bell peppers in that large of a quantity.

Tips for getting your kids to eat more veggies without sneaking it into their food:

  • Start small, offer small bite sized portions, so they aren't so turned off (something I did not do today)
  • Cut it into cute shapes: there are a wide variety of cookie cutters that you can use to make it look a little more appetizing
  • A little dip goes a long way. Offering small portions of ranch dressing, hummus, peanut butter, or your own healthy option is a great way to ease kids into veggies.
  • Keep trying. Research has shown that it can take kids up to 10 tries to "like" a food. Also, re-introducing when their older is important as their taste buds and preferences may have changed.
In today's muffin tin meals: 
  • lunch time: Heart shaped whole wheat sandwiches, cheese circle, orange bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, ranch dressing 
  • snack time: orange bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, ranch dressing
For more muffin tin meals and ideas be sure to check out Muffin Tin Mondays at

What other tips do you have?

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