Foods made in muffin pans make great bake-once-eat-all-week treats, from mini omelets to bacon cups. Add to your muffin pan repertoire: Macaroni and cheese lunch muffins.
Kids can help put the ingredients together for their school lunches or for yourself and friends. Whole Food Market's version includes three different kinds of cheeses: Cheddar, goat, and Parmesan, but you can adjust the cheeses you use and make any kind of mac and cheese you prefer. Add a cup of acorn or butternut squash puree to make it a little more nutritious (or bits of bacon to make it even more decadent).
The best thing about these is their convenient grab-and-go form for taking on the run.
Macaroni and Three Cheese Lunch Muffins [Whole Foods]