(left 6 muffin cups) wheat club crackers, peanutbutter, raisins, baby carrots and cucumber sticks, deli turkey and colby jack slices, and ranch (mirrored on the right side)
I got the idea to try giving the kids lunch in a muffin tin from She's a Crafty Pumpkin who got the idea from Sycamore Stirrings. They had to share a big muffin tin since I only have one 6-cup muffin tin and split the cups so they wouldn't fight, but next time I might give them each their own 12-cup tin if I can scrounge up enough fun finger foods. Today I just used foods they like and added a couple of things that they've seen before but have been afraid to try. Next time I will be a bit more adventurous and try to put in even more healthy stuff.
Thekids thought this was a great idea! Their first reaction was to just dig in:
and after that, I sat in here posting this, listening to squeals of "I'm gonna try a cucumber!" "Dip that in the peanutbutter!" "Eww! Not in the ranch!" And I even caught an "I love you, Katie" and "I love you, too" as they sat shoulder to shoulder tasting their lunch.
Definitely doing this again. :D