Tuesday, October 21, 2014

muffin tin tuesday

In honor of Halloween (which is only next week - eeeek!!!), Elise and I filled a muffin tin with orange-colored foods for our afternoon snack.  It'd been awhile since we'd had a special-themed snack in a muffin tin, and Elise LOVED it.  Food is such a fun and meaningful way to explore colors, textures, and shapes - I need to remember to do this more often with her!

from the top left:  

chipotle tortilla wedges, sweet mini pepper, goldfish crackers, orange juice
shredded golden beet, rotini pasta, sesame stick crackers, mandarin oranges
cheddar cheese cubes, garden carrots, dried apricots, sun gold tomatoes

Did I mention Elise LOVED this snack?!  She really did.  While she's usually an eat-and-run kind of girl, this snack captured her attention for awhile.  Maybe all those little muffin tin compartments appealed to her sense of order?  ;)

Do you ever make special-themed muffin tin snacks for your little ones?  I'd love to hear your suggestions!


  1. How adorable! I especially love the tiny carrots, they are so much more interesting than the baby carrots you buy at the store. I think it's important for children to have a realistic idea of what food actually looks like. Good job!

    1. Yes - so much of the food available to us is highly processed, isn't it? It's got to be so confusing for little children. My mom grew these carrots in her garden, and Elise helped to dig them up and wash them - I'm so glad that she got to have that experience! Thank you for leaving me such a nice comment! :)

    2. My daughter wouldn't eat carrots until I started getting them at the farmer's market. Duh! They gobble them raw now.

    3. Hi Deb! Yes - what are "baby carrots" anyway?! Farmer's markets are so much fun! Does yours go all year? I wish ours did. :)

  2. Lovely! Maybe they appealed to her sense of order indeed as they appealed to mine haha! :-) I'm glad to see Elise after so long.


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