How I get my toddler to eat more veggies

Lately, I’ve really struggled with getting my toddler to eat any vegetables.  Meal time is just exhausting.  I seriously thank God for vitamins because, veggies are just not his friend.

I have found that at this age, the best way to get my kids to eat veggies is by hiding them in different foods.  They will eat anything that does not look like the vegetable itself.  It just has to be baked in something or covered with cheese.

Smoothies are also another way you can get your kids to eat a ton of veggies by mixing it in with a ton of yummy fruits.

I just found out about Garden Lites.  Their products are veggie rich, with vegetables being the first and primary ingredient in all of their products. They are found in your freezer section, usually in the organic isle.

get toddler to eat veggies

We tried the Chocolate and Blueberry Oat muffins.  I truly could not taste the vegetables, it was so delicious!

get toddler to eat veggies

We are always trying to find something quick and healthy on school days and this is a perfect alternative to sugary cereal.  It takes me 30 seconds to microwave and I feel good about giving it to my kids.  My oldest son has a nut allergy and I have some dairy sensitivities so we loved that fact that their products are gluten, dairy-free, nut-free.

getting toddler to eat veggies

The best part is my toddler thinks he’s getting a treat while he’s actually eating his veggies.  I literally had to fight him to even get a bite of this muffin.

get toddler to eat veggies

toddler to eat veggies

My days are full from start to finish and I barely get a chance to sit down.  I am constantly wanting to grab something fast on my way out the door or when running the kids around from place to place.  This usually consists of chips or cookies of some kind.  I feel so much better eating a healthy snack, even though my taste buds feel like I’m indulging.

I am always looking for ways to simplify my life so, I can focus more on what really matters.  It’s nice to have some easy and healthy options for our family.

I found my Garden Lites muffins at Giant.  You can find yours in the freezer section of your nearest Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Shop-Rite, HEB, Kroger or Costco.  For a $ 1.00 off coupon, click HERE.

 

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72 Comments:
January 30, 2017

These sound great!! Brilliant idea!

January 30, 2017

They sure are!

January 30, 2017

My daughter even sneaks spinach into waffles and nobody knows the difference. Anyway we can to get our kids to eat more veggies.

January 30, 2017

Oh what a smart idea!!

January 30, 2017

I’ve had those muffins before..they’re super good!

January 30, 2017

They are so yummy!!

January 30, 2017

Those look SO GOOD!

January 30, 2017

They taste better than they look! LOL

January 30, 2017

These are so good! I have tried them a few times and me and my daughter love them. She doesn’t even know she is eating something good for her! I did a post recently about sneaking healthy food to picky eaters and this would fit right in with that! http://www.thecoffeemom.net/2017/01/13/picky-eaters/

January 30, 2017

Yes they are delicious! I love them!

January 30, 2017

Such great ideas looks yummy!

January 30, 2017

These look good and look at those happy faces. I love the idea of getting extra veggies in where I can.

January 30, 2017

LOL yes! My kids seriously loved them.

January 30, 2017

My toddler won’t eat certain veggies either! Such a battle. Thanks for sharing.

January 30, 2017

LOL yep..hope this helps!

January 30, 2017

okay so I have seen these before and they look pretty good. I wonder if my son will try them.

January 30, 2017

Seriously, they are really great! I’m sure he will! Start with the chocolate ones!

I am constantly hiding veggies in my girls’ food too! I’ll definitely be looking for these products the next time I’m at the grocery store. I sure hope we have them in Canada, they sound great!

January 30, 2017

They are seriously so good! Yes hiding is the key lol

January 30, 2017

Haha! Your photos are so cute. Those look delish!

January 30, 2017

Thanks so much! Appreciate it!

January 30, 2017

What a great idea! These look so delicious too!

January 30, 2017

Thanks! Hiding it is the key!

January 30, 2017

Ok, I need to get some of these! I love that picture of you and your little. That look he is giving you in the first one is great!

January 31, 2017

LOL I know he was not loving me taking a bite of his muffin!

January 30, 2017

Oh my gosh! I totally love these! And my kiddos eat them like CRAZY! Especially the baby!

January 31, 2017

LOL That’s so awesome! They are really good!

January 30, 2017

These look so good! Not sure I’d share with my toddler. Ha. I have to hide veggies in her food now too. I remember the days when she’d eat anything.

January 31, 2017

I know they are for me too! LOL

January 30, 2017

I have never heard of this brand before. I am definitely going to check it out. Thank you!

January 31, 2017

You will love it!

January 31, 2017

That is such a good idea! Those look really yummy and also look nothing like vegetables 😉
Good to know that those exist!

January 31, 2017

Exactly! That is definitely the key! LOL

January 31, 2017

Thanks Jehava…this article was very helpful. It’s always a struggle for me to get my little one to eat her veggies. I will definitely try this product and have printed my coupons. ~BLESSINGS~

January 31, 2017

Oh awesome! I’m so glad!!

January 31, 2017

We love these! Costo had them last summer and I literary lived off them

January 31, 2017

Yes! LOL They are still there.

January 31, 2017

I think I need to try these!

January 31, 2017

You will love them!

January 31, 2017

Your boys are SO handsome! And I love that they’re getting their veggies! 🙂

January 31, 2017

Thanks so much girl!

January 31, 2017

These look incredible! Seriously thinking about buying them for my toddler!

February 1, 2017

Yea they really are great!

February 1, 2017

Sneaking veggies in is the only way to go. I have to do that with my kiddos.

February 1, 2017

LOL! right? The best tip there is!

February 1, 2017

My kids LOVE these chocolate muffins! I also have a VERY picky eater, so sneaking veggies in while we work on his pickiness is important. Another favorite of mine is slipping things like spinach, kale, and avocado into our smoothies. I always tell people that smoothies are my picky eater secret weapon! If you get the ratio right they often have no idea it’s in there!

February 1, 2017

Smoothies really are such a great idea!

February 2, 2017

My daughter and husband are gluten free. These look like a delicious snack option. Thank you for sharing. We will definitely have to check them out.

February 2, 2017

Oh yes! This is perfect for them!

February 3, 2017

Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

February 3, 2017

Thanks for reading!

February 3, 2017

Truly great!! Going to have to try some! 🙂 Loved all of the pics too. Have a nice weekend!

February 4, 2017

Thanks so much! Hope you can soon!

February 6, 2017

Totally trick my kiddos into getting an extra serving of veggies in smoothie form all the time!! Yes mama! XO

February 6, 2017

What a great idea! Smoothies are the best!

February 6, 2017

Looks so yummy!

February 6, 2017

It was!

February 6, 2017

this is AWESOME!! my son is currently not liking vegetables so this works awesome!!!!!

February 6, 2017

I’m with ya girl! These are great!

February 6, 2017

These look yummy! I am all for anything to add more veggies in my little guy’s diet. I will have to check these out.

Such a great way to get my kids to eat their veggies!!!

February 6, 2017

Yes! My kiddos love them and so do I!

February 6, 2017

I keep seeing these around. I MUST try!!

February 6, 2017

Ohhh! Great idea. I don’t think I’ve seen them before! Will def have to try.

February 6, 2017

I keep reading about these! Definitely need to check them out 🙂

February 7, 2017

Your babies are absolutely gorgeous! The snacks look interesting too.

February 7, 2017

Thanks so much! It’s great.

February 14, 2017

Your sons are so cute!!! Those look pretty tasty!!
Angela
http://www.prettyinherpearls.com

February 15, 2017

Thank you very much!

February 15, 2017

These look so great!

February 15, 2017

It was! You should try them!

February 15, 2017

This is awesome and such a great idea to have veggies on muffins. Definitely Garden Lites

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