Trick Your Kids With Veggie Treats from Garden Lites

I don’t know about you but sometimes it is just plain hard to get my kids to eat anything, much less vegetables. It’s like they go on a food strike and I don’t even know how they function on so few calories those days. Sometimes they love their veggies and are great eaters and other times… well, not so much, especially with my 2 year old. It’s those “not so much” times when I bust out the big guns. By “big guns” I mean lies and deception, of course (insert evil laugh). I like to trick my kids into thinking that they’re eating treats by giving them veggie muffins from Garden Lites.

A good source of fiber and protein, the Garden Lites chocolate muffins are 33% veggies; they’re made with zucchini and carrots. The banana chocolate chip ones are made with zucchini. Veggies are the first and primary ingredient in all Garden Lites products. But, I’ll never tell! I like to tell my kids that they’re made of pure chocolate and sugar instead. Made of clean and simple ingredients, Garden Lites are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free, and non-GMO. Stored in the freezer, they come in 4-packs, are individually wrapped, and can be heated in the microwave in just 35 seconds, which is more time than it takes for my all-of-a-sudden hungry kids to devour them like ravenous hyenas. Convenient and enjoyable. I even like to snack on them myself when I have a hankering for something sinful delicious. We seriously love these.

I found my Garden Lites Muffins at Publix! You can find yours in the freezer section of your nearest Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shop-Rite, HEB, Kroger or Costco. Use this Store Locator to find them near you!

So tell me, mamas, what’s your secret for tricking your kids into eating nutritious food? Comment below!

Side Note: Check out how I incorporate Garden Lites into my busy routine here.

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    • Shannnon
      April 3, 2017 / 10:50 am

      They’re so good!

  1. The Everyday Mom Life
    March 31, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    These look really good! I have to find them and try them with my kids,,,maybe me too.

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      You’ll love them as much as they do!

  2. itsahero
    March 31, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    The banana chocolate chip ones are THE BEST.

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      They’re so good! My 4 year old and I ate some earlier!

  3. March 31, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I want to eat these! They look so yummy!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      We love them! A and I just had some as an afternoon snack earlier today!

  4. March 30, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    These look so good! I’ve been meaning to look for them at my local grocery store. I bet my daughter would love the chocolate ones.

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      I hope you find them! She will!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      They’re so good! Thanks for reading!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      We love both flavors equally! The chocolate ones tend to go quicker, though!

  5. March 30, 2017 / 7:49 am

    omg your youngest eating her muffins like that is amazing!!!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      She doesn’t mess around when it comes to chocolate.

  6. March 29, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    These do look promising. So which flavors do your kids like the best? My trick with veggies is to smoother them in cheese. We are a cheesey family so it usually works. 🙂

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      They like both flavors! They probably like the chocolate ones more, though. And yes to cheese on everything!! We love cheese, too!

  7. March 29, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    The chocolate muffins are just so good! I’m all for the deception when it comes to getting my kids to eat healthy!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Deception for the win! And yes, the chocolate ones are so good!

  8. Heather Brown
    March 29, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    These are SOO yummy!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Yes, they totally are!

  9. March 29, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    As a mama…. you gotta do what you gotta do! These are delicious though so I can see why they would eat them with no problems. 🙂

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Yassssss!!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      They’re SO good!

  10. March 29, 2017 / 11:12 am

    YES! My kids love these and had no idea how much veggies they had in them!

    • Shannnon
      March 31, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Totally a win!

  11. March 29, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Great post. They look so yummy! 🙂

    • Shannnon
      March 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thank you! They are!

  12. Five for the Road
    March 29, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I really need to check these out! Honestly I want them just as much as I think the kids would!

    • Shannnon
      March 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

      I eat just as many, if not more!

  13. March 29, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Such a great alternative to the unhealthy packaged muffins I used to buy!

    • Shannnon
      March 29, 2017 / 10:48 am

      They really are!

    • Shannnon
      March 29, 2017 / 10:48 am

      I love when they’re tasty AND good for you!

  14. Olivia Howell
    March 29, 2017 / 12:01 am

    Those look delicious!

    • Shannnon
      March 29, 2017 / 12:36 am

      They’re so good!

  15. March 28, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    We seriously love these too! My son likes to take my hand and lead me to the freezer hahah

    • Shannnon
      March 28, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      My 4 year old demanded some tonight! 😂

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