Muffin Tin Monday- Yellow Foods (3/8)

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This week’s Muffin Tin Monday theme is- yellow. I didn’t realize until I was planning out the foods I would include in today’s MTM that yellow foods aren’t that common.

Yellow is this week's theme

Today Jacob was served:

-Banana slices

-Corn

-Golden oreo

-Pineapple

-Applesauce

-Organic potato chips

Stirring the juice

I made lemonade to drink but didn’t discover that we had no sugar until the mix was in the water… you should have seen his face!

Fun with food

This was what resulted at the end of the meal… he was having a great time mixing the foods together. At one point he had an applesauce dipped pineapple with a chip on top… doesn’t sound as good as ice cream with a cherry on top but it was his creation. I think the only foods that he ate most of were the banana slices and the corn which surprised me because I was sure the cookie and chips would be devoured as soon as they were set in front of him.

Enjoy your week. Looking forward to see what you all come up with for “Muffin Tin Monday”… don’t forget to link up by clicking on the icon at the top of this post! :)

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My First Muffin Tin Monday

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Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

I am joining in on Muffin Tin Monday over at Muffin Tin Mom‘s blog for the first time. This week’s theme was orange foods.

Jacob enjoyed the following orange foods:

*Mango Slices

*Cheez-Its

*Carrot Slices

*Cheese

*Macaroni and Cheese

*Juicy orange chunks

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Toddler Menu Plan Monday- 2/15/10

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MONDAY

Breakfast- Blueberry Muffin and Milk

AM Snack- Graham Crackers and Juice

Lunch- Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Cucumber Sticks, Grapes, Milk

PM Snack- Orange and Water

Dinner- Tuna Noodle Casserole and Milk

TUESDAY

Breakfast- Wake-Up Wrap (eggs, cheese, sausage in tortilla) and Milk

AM Snack- Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie and Water

Lunch- Peanut Butter and Banana Grilled Sandwich and Milk

PM Snack- Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps and Juice

Dinner- Macaroni and Cheese, Grean Beans, Apple Slices, Milk

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast- Heart Shaped Pancakes w/ Syrup, Peaches, Milk

AM Snack- Cottage Cheese, Pineapples, Water

Lunch- Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli, Applesauce, Milk

PM Snack- Whole Grain Crackers w/ Cheese, Grapes, Water

Dinner- Meal at Church

THURSDAY

Breakfast- Oatmeal w/ Raisins and Milk

AM Snack- String Cheese and Juice

Lunch- Heart Shaped Cream Cheese and Jelly Sandwich and Milk

PM Snack- Toddler Trail Mix and Juice

Dinner- Turkey Burgers (w/ Veggies) on Buns, Apples, Milk

FRIDAY

Breakfast-French Toast Sticks, Applesauce, Milk

AM Snack- Blueberry Yogurt w/ Granola and Juice

Lunch- Chicken Noodle Soup, Slice of Bread, Mixed Fruit, Milk

PM Snack- Pretzels, Heart Shaped Jello Jiggler and Water

Dinner- Spaghetti with Meatballs, Carrots, Milk

(Please note we are having some heart-shaped foods because this week in tot school we are talking about the theme of “love”.)

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My First Menu Plan Monday

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I have never attempted a menu plan for my family before because I don’t cook. (Well, ok, I cook but not much) I have been thinking a lot about my toddler’s schedule this weekend and have decided that 1) I want him to have more structure  2) I want him to eat a larger variety of healthy foods 3) I wanted him to snack less throughout the day. The first step I am implementing is a menu plan. I work Monday-Friday outside of the home so my children are home with either their dad or their sitter (but mostly dad). While spending some fabulous alone time together this weekend he told me that he would love if I came up with a list of foods that are toddler friendly because he wanted to feed Jacob different foods but didn’t know what to make. We decided that each week I would create a menu for him to follow.

Please note that dinner is made by my father (who we live with) because he loves to cook and used to have a restaurant so in this case I believe in “if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it” :) The dinner listing will be very general because I know the main dish but that’s about it. I will also be only planning Monday through Friday because our weekends vary but include a lot of leftovers and eating at places other than our home.

MONDAY

Breakfast- Pancakes w/ Syrup, Peaches, Milk

AM Snack- Graham Crackers and Juice

Lunch- Cheese Quesadillas, Beans, Apple Slices, Milk

PM Snack- Dried Kiwi Slices

Dinner- Fish, Side Dish, Veggie, Milk

TUESDAY

Breakfast- Eggs with Cheese, Sausage Links, Strawberries, Milk

AM Snack- Muffin, Applesauce, Juice

Lunch- Ham and Cheese Sandwich on Wheat Bread, Grapes, Milk

PM Snack- Ritz Bitz Sandwich Crackers and Juice

Dinner- Leftovers

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast- Waffle with Jelly, Blueberries, Milk

AM Snack- Orange and Water

Lunch- Pizza Bagels, Dried Mango Slices, Milk

PM Snack- Sweet Potato Puffs and Juice

Dinner- Meal at Church

THURSDAY

Breakfast- Grits w/ Brown Sugar and Raisins, Cinnamon Apples, Milk

AM Snack- Nutrigrain Bar and Juice

Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Banana, Millk

PM Snack- Pudding

Dinner- Chicken, Side Dish, Veggie, Milk

FRIDAY

Breakfast- Cheerios, Banana, Milk

AM Snack- Granola Bar and Juice

Lunch- Grilled Cheese, Pears, Milk

PM Snack- Apple Slices w/ Peanut Butter, Juice

Dinner- Fettuccine Alfredo, Veggie, Milk

Obviously I need some help planning healthy, toddler friendly meals. I plan on researching more on this topic in the next couple of weeks but am happy that I have a plan for the week. I will go shopping tomorrow night for the ingredients that I am missing.

If you have any ideas or know of any resources that you could lead me to that would be great. One fabulous resource that I have found is http://orgjunkie.com/ and I am linking this post up to her “Menu Planning Monday” roundup. Check it out for some great meal ideas :)

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