Sneaking in Veggies, One Muffin at a Time

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This post is sponsored by Garden Lites.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

I used to be one of those moms that would brag a little because I had a little one that wasn't a picky eater.  She would really eat anything that I gave her from avocados (her favorite) to broccoli (once she got over the texture) to peas.  Green food that I didn't have to fight her on.  It was great!  

Then, we hit the dreaded picky eater stage that I was certain wasn't going to happen.  There are some things that she just won't eat now, vegetables being some of those things. 

When I came across Garden Lites muffins at Publix, I knew we had to try them.  I mean, the first two ingredients are zucchini and carrots followed by brown rice flour, oat flour, and ground flaxseed meal.  How could I pass these up?!  Em just saw chocolate and they looked so good to her she tried to eat the box.  Ha!

I assured her that if she could wait until we got home, she would literally be in for a treat and I would have a #momwin for the day.  Garden Lite muffins are even allergy friendly, meaning they are gluten, dairy and nut-free.

To say that she loves them would be an understatement.  All she could talk about was getting to have a chocolate muffin and I love them because she is getting healthy, veggie filled snack.  

Garden Lites muffins are also super convenient.  They come individually wrapped, so you can toss one into your kid's lunch box or one into your purse for on the go.  They taste just as good any way you eat them!  Garden Lites muffins definitely do not taste like they come from the freezer section or like they have veggies in them.  All you have to do is microwave them on high for 35 seconds and you've got yourself a delicious vegetable filled treat that tastes fresh from the oven!

We have tried both the chocolate muffins and the banana chocolate chip muffins - both amazing!  I may have eaten two in one sitting.  Garden Lites muffins also come in Blueberry Oat, Carrot Berry and Ninja Power, which we can't wait to try.

If you're going to be a princess, you have to eat your vegetables.  Even if they are hidden in a delicious chocolate muffin! 

You can find Garden Lites in the freezer section of your nearest Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shop-Rite, HEB, Kroger or Costco. 

If you've tried Garden Lites before, which one is your favorite!


  1. How awesome! Thank you for sharing these!! I'm headed to the store now! I can't wait to try these!! Always trying to get my kids to eat more veggies!

  2. i tried looking for these at my store -- they didn't have them! I've been trying ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING for my kids to eat veggies. they're pretty good about it, but that's because i force them to eat their vegetables LOL. I'd much rather have them eat something at their own free will hah!

  3. She's so cute! My daughter used to eat everything in sight & now I'm struggling to get her to eat her veggies too, we're definitely trying these!

  4. She's such a cutie! My girl is obsessed with the chocolate ones!

  5. These look so good! My son hasn't hit that picky eating phase yet, but I know it's coming! I'll have to keep these in mind!

  6. She's adorable! These look so yummy, definitely going to have to try them!

  7. These look so tasty! And your daughters are just beautiful!

  8. My daughter LOVES these veggie muffins!