I've got a bento/ muffin tin meal Pinterest board going as well. Whenever I come across meal ideas I pin them of course.
So far, I'm keeping it simple. I chose 6 cup muffin tins and some silicone liners. You can use all sorts of food picks and bento supplies to make your meals fancier or with a theme. There's also a great printable list with lunchbox ideas from Meet The Dubiens. But bento and muffin tin meals don't have to be just for lunch. My kids don't eat lunch at home during the week, so muffin tin dinners it is!
Here are the muffin tin meals I've made so far.
Pork ribs (that I removed from the bone to save myself a mess later), steamed broccoli, strawberries, frozen peas & corn (they love this), drinkable yogurt, goldfish.
Cheese, yogurt, rice cakes, turkey, crab apple, brussles sprouts. My kids like vegetables!
So you can see we've got our protein, dairy, carbs, fruits and vegetables. And they can be a combination of warm and cold foods. But keep the cheese away from the sprouts unless you want it to warm up.
There's a blank space on the planning page. Probably for dessert. Well, I don't know about your kids, but I'm sure dessert would be the first thing my kids pick off the plate so... better to leave dessert off the menu until they're a little older and understand that dessert comes last.
Get the planning sheets.
Get the list.
Follow my bento/ muffin tin meal board on Pinterest.