As a new mom, I’m all about making sure my healthy happy tiny Texan is getting all the nutrients he needs to be big and strong.
That means getting in healthy fats, protein, and organic produce as much as possible.
And while he was once a tiny garbage disposal that ate practically everything I put on a spoon, he has now become what I dreaded: a picky eater.
And if you’re like me, you may have some picky eaters in your household, too.
Whether you have a spouse that is freaked out by fennel, a teen that is sickened by spinach, or a kiddo that’s appalled by asparagus, we all know someone that could use a few more fruits and veggie in their diet.
And so these muffins are just your ticket to slipping a few more real food sources of vitamins, nutrients, fiber, and all that hunky dory jazz into the people you love.
And did I mention it’s totally cool to make these for yourself?
Cause what better way to show yourself some love than with a batch of beautifully delicious, naturally sweetened, gluten-free muffins (that are totally Paleo-adapable, too)?
So let’s give ourselves (or spouses, children, and beloved special someones) a little love today by whipping up these simply marvelous muffins!
When my little McNugget entered the world of solids 7 months ago, it seemed like there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t eat.
Spaghetti squash- check.
I could easily hide veggies under scoops of yogurt, oatmeal, or good ol’ fruit and they made it down the shoot.
Fast forward to the weeks little smartie pants turned 1=no one but McNugget gets to feed McNugget.
No more spoonfeeding sorcery for me anymore.
And over the past month, my not-so-picky infant has turned into a pretty picky toddler.
Which is why I’ve had to find creative ways to start slipping veggies into his diet…which is exactly how these muffins came to be!
They’re tremendously moist (sorry if you hate that word, but that’s what they are), buttery and just the right level of sweetness that will interest picky toddlers, kiddos, teenagers, and spouses into eating their veggies.
Plus, you can make them ahead of time and enjoy them all week long. They’re hearty enough for freezing, too, so you can make a full batch today and freeze half for a month or five...not that they will last that long.
So, these muffins are perfect for:
And if this recipe floats your boat (or your little peoples' boats), you might be interested in these kid-tested, kid-approved gems, too:
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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