Sunday, February 27, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday - Salad Bar

It's been a while since I have participated in Muffin Tin Monday. I use my muffin tins regularly... I just don't normally take pictures. But, I thought this one was fun and worth sharing.

We used our muffin tins for dinner this time! I made a little salad bar in the hopes of getting the kids to eat more salad. It went over great... while they didn't eat a lot of the lettuce, they at least tried it. Baby steps. They also enjoyed the other healthy choices.

Here's what I included: Broccoli, bacon bits, corn, slivered almonds, cheese, raisins, carrots, ham, bell pepper, turkey, pasta and peas.

At the end of dinner, almost all the cups were empty. Of course my husband and I had a little to do with that :)

Happy Monday!

Be sure to check out Michelle's blog Muffin Tin Mom where you can see other great ideas for muffin tins.


  1. what a fun way to do MTM. I love it and so glad to have you join in the fun!

  2. Awesome idea! Great way to get kids to prepare their own meal- they tend to eat more that way! :)

  3. I wonder if this would convince JDaniel to eat lettuce or he would just eat the other foods.

  4. Hee hee - my daughter would probably ask where the tortillas were... But this is a great idea!

  5. There is hope for children eating lettuce. My six year old finally started eating it a few months back when his big sis suggested to him that it was good and he would like it!

  6. I started putting the dressing in a little cup (or at McD, getting the Ranch nugget dip instead of the salad dressing tube) and she eats salad if she can dip the food into the dressing. She and I both have sensory issues and dislike having wet food slap us alongside our mouths, so this way it's easier to control than a wad of lettuce on a fork, plus I use less dressing, since I just need enough to hit the tip of my tongue to taste it!
    What a fun salad bar! Great idea!

  7. Love the idea of having them dip the dressing. They haven't been excited about having dressing on their salad yet... but they love to dip! I'll have to give that a try next time.

  8. I am going to try this with Audrey as well! Maybe with the right dressing/dip she would try a few new things.



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