According to the blog carnival here there are a few of reasons for the muffin tins:
"breaking up the lunchtime routine, serving foods in smaller more manageable portions for little mouths and introducing them to new foods in a fun and interesting way!"
When we were first experimenting with different foods for our toddler, a good friend and parent suggested thinking about her meals like "tapas." We loved that idea and this seems to have a similar concept.
They even do themes for two weeks and then skip a week.
We've also realized lately that just because your toddler is still making a mess while eating, doesn't mean they wouldn't find a nice presentation more appealing. We're going to give Muffin Tin Monday a try.
(Image: Sycamore Stirrings)