Muffin Mix Ups Bento #3 - Think Outside the Muffin

Muffin tins don't actually have to hold standard muffins made with things like flour, egg, milk, corn, etc.

These mac & cheese muffins are a great favorite of the kids and they actually taste good cold. Or you could do what I do and eat the first couple ones out of the oven because you're the only one who actually knows how many went in the oven the first place. Another favorite option is meatloaf muffins. Just whip up your favorite meatloaf and bake it in muffin tins for perfect singles servings.

Today, Faith had a macaroni and cheese muffin, pineapple chunks, carrots & cucumber, and some creme brûlée crisps.

Oh, and Ben had lunch with the principal today. Not because he did anything (which was my first guess), but apparently she has lunch with a few kids in each day daily and he was one of them. Anyhow, he came home and said he was supposed to tell me that the principal really liked his lunch! He had almost the same as Faith, but blueberries instead of pineapple.


  1. Brilliant idea about the meatloaf muffins!!Thanks a lot for sharing.My son is not keen on burger meat and I should try this soon :)

  2. I've made the mini meatloaves and used them in bento a few times. They also freeze really well, so you can take one out of the freezer and warm it in the toaster oven or the microwave and you are good to go.

  3. Thanks, I am always on the search for lunch ideas for my three year old and 1 1/2 year old. It's so hard thinking of new things every single day, I'll be watching your board for sure for new idea.

  4. My boys love meatloaf muffins! I will have to try a mac-n-cheese muffin.


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