Kids get tired of eating the same thing for lunch every day during the summer. Is it always leftovers from the night before or do you just plop the same old turkey sandwich in front of them everyday? Do you fight to get your kids to eat fruits and vegetables?
Solution? Try a Muffin Tin Lunch. Kids love little compartments and a muffin tin is the perfect way to present lots of little compartments of food. They just can't keep their hands off all of the colorful items.
This isn't hard to make at all. It's got some sliced turkey and sliced cheese but it isn't in the regular sandwich form so my kids eat it up. I also threw in some leftover cheese pizza that I cut into fun little bite sized squares. Again, a different presentation to an old leftover and suddenly it was fun to eat. You'll also notice that there are plenty of other healthy choices as well: mini bell peppers, carrot sticks, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and figs.
My kids love these muffin tin lunches and I find that they eat a lot more of the healthier foods when I present their lunch in a fun way like this.
What kind of foods would you put in a muffin tin lunch for your kids? I'd love to hear your ideas!