Monday, September 24, 2012

A Bug's Life Lunch Part Three

This is Part Three of A Bug's Life Lunch: Muffin Tin Meal Style :)

A Muffin Tin Meal is a meal served in muffin tins, and in this case frog muffin cups.  I found these cute frog silicone baking cups at Christmas Tree Shops.  ((Please see more amazingness about Muffin Tin Meals at Muffin Tin Mom!))

This was a super easy way to this simple meal even cuter :)  Continuing through our box of Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese I decided to make a Bug themed muffin tin meal. Frogs eat bugs.. so why not make a Froggy Bug themed Muffin Tin Meal?! :)

In the upper left Froggy: we have our Crazy Bugs Macaroni & Cheese

In the upper right Froggy: cut green seedless grapes

In the lower left Froggy: thinly sliced celery underneath some "ants" on a log ("glued" with Creamy Honey Soynut Butter) If you prefer "flies" on a log you could add some sunflower kernels for wings (see example here). I was out of nut free/peanut free sunflower kernels so we went with ants on a log instead :)

In the lower right Froggy: Honey Cinnamon baked Chickpeas (we take a can of organic chickpeas, rinse and drain well. Dry them out on a paper towel. Put chickpeas on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake until crispy. Toss the hot chickpeas with honey and cinnamon. Then put back into the oven for about 10 min. No real measurements of ingredients or time-- super simple and easy to do though! We have made other flavors too. It is a favorite snack of mine and Eliana's! We make a batch every other week about :))


(You can check out A Bug's Life Lunch Part One here and A Bug's Life Lunch Part Two here)



**Stay tuned for A Bug's Life Lunch Part Four!!**

Here is what I used to make this lunch:

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22 comments:

  1. Love the frog silicone cups and the cute idea! My kids eat so much better if it is in silicone cups ;)

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    1. Thanks Nina! :) Eliana loves MTMs! I don't know why I don't do them more often. I guess it is more fun in a cup :)

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  2. I love your cups! The food look delicious!

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  3. So cute! I love how you set this up. I love the cups, the blue plate and even ants on a log and the pasta shaped like bugs! Adorable

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I was only inspired by the best :)

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  4. I have been following your bugs life and this is cute like the rest, waiting for Part4!:) I love the silicone cups as well.

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    1. Thanks Rina!! :) There is part 4 and a part 5. I could literally keep making boxes of this pasta and make a million parts in this series but I think 5 is enough heheeh :)

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  5. Love this! N enjoying ur bugs life series, looking forward to part 4 n 5. Yay! :)

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  6. Of course you've made a super cute lunch Michelle,
    (lovin the whole series as well!) but the baked Chickpea recipe is genius!!! Super healthy and it sounds like something even little hands can help out with!(a guaranty they'll eat it). Plus packable, i can find all ingredients easily...did I mention genius?!!!

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    1. Thanks Kiki!! I couldn't say I'm a genius with the chickpeas though! I've seen the idea floating around for a while with other spices. We really like honey and cinnamon so we did that with them :) It makes the chickpeas taste like a treat more than a bean! lol

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  7. Super cute. Love the froggy muffin cups!

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  8. Oh man! Those cinnamon chickpeas sound *delicious*! Cute lunch!

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  9. Love your frog muffin cups and what you put in them! So cute!!

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  10. love the frogs especially the one who has a belly full of bugs! :)

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