Maurene was the first to volunteer to help make the Muffin Tin Monday meal. For a toddler she is pretty astute. She realizes that the individual helping gets to make more decisions about food selection and quantity. For that reason we have strawberries, bananas, and clementines, Maurene's favorite foods. Audrey helped chop the banana and then she helped me make an apple and celery salad.
|Adding the right ingredients|
Apple Celery Salad
- 3/4 apple, we used fuji
- 1 celery rib
- 1 tbsp each olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar
Chop the apple and celery. Mix oil, vinegar, and honey, add the apple and celery. This is a simple and tasty side dish that works well in the summer for a light salad.
|Banana, clementine, strawberry, blue berry, apple salad, cherry tomato, raspberry|
And now for some really fabulous Muffin Tin Meals from last week.
I clicked on the post for Don't Eat the Daises because the tins are so cute. And then I read the funny little story that sounded just like so many around our house. It is nice sometimes to hear that other mommies are struggling just like I am!
|Don't Eat the Daises|
Come Play With Us shows us how pretty a simple tin can be. While the foods are basic, the presentation is not. Sometimes a little extra effort will pay off in a big way.
|Come Play With Us|
This next tin from Journals of a Stay at Home Mom shows how she not only encouraged her children to play with their food but then made them share a tin! I love that she served healthy ingredients and let them decide what they wanted to eat.
|Journal of a Stay At Home Mom|
The mom behind SoulShine had her children help her make the meal for Muffin Tin Monday so you know why I feel in love with that tin. I love this picture of them working the dough.
Our last tin is simple, yummy, and contains food from the family's garden. Tammy's Times shows us that locavors can be two years old!
As always, visit Muffin Tin Monday to check out all of the amazing meals from the week. If you run into some free time you should look back at weeks gone past for ideas. There are truly amazing meals posted there.