Hooked On Veggies

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by: jenn landry


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If you’re a busy momma like me, balancing daily household chores, running errands and working is hard enough as it is. Now throw in trying to plan a well balanced meal for children who are so picky! As much as I am reluctant to admit, I’m often finding myself ordering chicken nugget meals at the closest fast food restaurant on my way home from grocery shopping.

Feeling guilty that they weren’t eating enough greens, I was desperate! Big emphasis on the was part of that statement until I found these amazingly delicious, yet veggie packed on-the-go snacks great for everyone in my family. They are Garden Lites muffins. My favorite flavor they offer is the Blueberry Oat muffins and my husband and kids absolutely LOVE the Chocolate muffins. Of course, how could they not, when warmed up, the chocolate morsels are just so scrumptious. Think lava cake for only 120 calories! 

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Garden Lites products are not only yummy, but they are all veggie-rich with vegetables as the first ingredient. I’m sure we can all relate to our mothers telling us to eat our vegetables and if we had these muffins at dinner growing up, I would have never given her a hard time eating my veggies. Now with the shoe on the other foot, you bet I’ll be serving my kiddies these superfood veggie bites and I won’t even tell them they are eating something healthy for them! I’ll keep that little secret to myself, I won’t even tell my husband. They are also gluten, dairy and nut free while made of simple and clean ingredients, which I love.
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You know what else I love about Garden Lites muffins? How seamlessly they fit into my busy mommy lifestyle! Perfect for tiny hands and big hands, too. They are yummy and chock full of healthy goodness, super easy for those times I am running late or need something on-the-go. All you do is pop them in the microwave while in the wrapper for 10 seconds on high if it’s defrosted or 35 seconds if it is frozen. They are also great at room temperature, just defrost them at room temp for 4 hours. 
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So if you are having the same struggles as I was, head on over to your nearest grocery store. 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. Head here to save $1 on any ONE (1) Garden Lites product.
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  • Kelsey Mazzone
    February 2, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    Oh wow! I need these for my picky eaters who LOVE muffins.

    • Jenn
      February 3, 2017 at 5:10 AM

      These will be perfect!!! They have a few other flavors as well. I also love their Carrot Berry Muffin… reminiscent of carrot cake, if you will. <3

  • Eryka
    February 2, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    OMG these look yummy!

    • Jenn
      February 3, 2017 at 5:13 AM

      Soo yummy!! Give it a try and let us know how you like it. <3

  • ellie
    February 3, 2017 at 6:45 AM

    I am loving that there are so many healthy options available now, such as sweet treats that are actually packed full of vegetables! I’ve had to overhaul my diet recently because of food intolerance’s and it’s nice to still be able to eat food I enjoy like this, and not have to worry that I’ll get super sick!
    Ellie
    http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:32 AM

      That’s so awesome. We’re happy you get to enjoy these too!! I recently tried their banana chocolate chip… YUM!!!

  • Jessica
    February 3, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    I didn’t even know these existed! Great idea!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:33 AM

      Neither did I! I check their section often. So quick and easy.

  • Yvie
    February 4, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing and bringing honesty… I was a fast food mommy in my days. Another chapter in my life. Lol
    Be blessed and thank you!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:34 AM

      You’re welcome Yvie. I’m trying to steer away from fast food. These help tremendously! Phew!!!

  • Rachel
    February 5, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    OMG we absolutely LOVE these veggie muffins! SO so yummy!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:34 AM

      Aren’t they great?! What are your favorite flavors?

  • Livi
    February 6, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    This looks so great!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:35 AM

      Soooo yummy!

  • Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses
    February 6, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Such a great way to get the kids to eat more veggies!! definitely going to grab some for my girls!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:36 AM

      Definitely, they are a life saver for us and our kids! Much more nutritious.

  • Tabitha Blue
    February 9, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Cute video! These muffins look great too, I’m totally checking them out now for my kids!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:37 AM

      Hope they love them!!

  • L
    February 10, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    We love our veggies here 🙂

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:38 AM

      That’s awesome, they’ll love these!!

  • Kristen
    February 13, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    I have to find these next time I’m at the store. My little one would love them!

    • Jenn
      February 14, 2017 at 5:39 AM

      Awesome! Let us know how it goes!

  • Erika ortega
    February 14, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    I want to try the chocolate and blueberry for sure

    • Jenn
      February 15, 2017 at 8:06 AM

      The chocolate is perfection!

  • Kristeena
    February 15, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    These muffins look so good! Will have to check. T store to see if they have them!

  • April Kusewicz
    February 15, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    These muffins looks so good, I would try them for my kids one day. They are so picky and these are perfect.

  • L
    February 15, 2017 at 11:19 PM

    WE are vegan and loooove our veggies here!

  • Kristeena
    February 16, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    These look so good! Definitely need to check if my local grocery store carries them!