The dreaded veggies. I distinctly remember sitting at the dinner table as a child for extended lengths of time until I finished my vegetables. Green beans, lima beans, peas, broccoli….I gagged. On each and every one. That’s why it doesn’t come as a shock to me that my kids feel the same way about their vegetables. Thankfully I’ve come up with a few tricks on how to get your kids to eat their veggies (without gagging).
Baby Food Pouches
They’re actually not just for babies. Both of my toddlers love the fruit & veggie pouches. They’re great for on the go and come in a variety of different flavors that my kids love.
Add Veggies to the Main Dish
Every night I put a piece of vegetable on my kids’ plates. Every night it sits there untouched (sometimes it is poked with a fork with a disgusted look on their face). So I decided to get creative and hide their veggies in a sauce. Pasta and macaroni and cheese are crowd favorites right? Puree some vegetables and add them into a cheese sauce or tomato sauce. They’ll never know the difference!
Try Garden Lites!
During a recent grocery run to Publix I came upon Garden Lites muffins in the frozen entree/vegetable aisle. I’ve seen so many Pinteresty recipes that show vegetables in baked goods and while I did pin them and mean to try them out I just didn’t have the time. #MomLife Garden Lites muffins are super convenient and packed with simple, clean ingredients with the number one ingredient being vegetables. They’re also diary/gluten/nut free. How good could they really taste, right? SO good! Seriously. We first tested the chocolate muffins and they were a huge hit!
My kids had no idea! Gabriel isn’t a huge chocolate eater, so I made sure to grab the blueberry kind for him.
Garden Lites muffins are great for adding key nutrients to your families’ diets and perfect as an on-the-go snack.
You can find them in the freezer section of your nearest Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shop-Rite, HEB, Kroger or Costco. Be sure to take along this coupon for $1 off!
To learn more about Garden Lites: www.gardenlites.com/about/