My kids love making their own salads. Normally we put all of the add-ins in the middle of the table for everyone to share. However, inevitably someone takes too much cheese, or olives, or avocado...
Tonight I decided that combining muffin tin meals with make your own salads was the perfect solution. Everyone received their own "supplies." In the tins: chicken, cucumber, avocado, tomato, cheese, black olives.
I was fascinated watching each kid's, "eating style," as they built their salads. My daughter dumped everything in her salad all at once. This could have been because she had individual muffin cups which made this easy, but she didn't waste any time, and she has never been one for patience!
My older son acted as if he was carefully considering each ingredient, but by the time he was done, he had added every topping to the salad.
My youngest, added only a small amount of toppings at a time. He would eat a few bites of salad, and then add more toppings. He repeated this process multiple times until he ultimately ate nearly all of his salad and toppings. Interestingly last night, I gave him a little bit of salad with dressing and he said, "I don't like salad!"
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