These Healthy Vegetable Muffins Will Help You Welcome Fall

There’s often quite a difference between the type of food parents want their children to eat and the foods that kids want to eat. While parents have an eye for helping kids get the nutrition they need to grow big and strong, kids often have a preference for foods with a particular texture or sweetness. If you want your kiddo eating more veggies, consider baking them into a warm, sweet treat that will satisfy you both. Check out the recipes for vegetable muffins below. And, if you want to take it to the next level, involve your kiddo in whipping them up! 

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  1. Zucchini Muffins

This classic zucchini muffin is best served warm and with a tall glass of milk. As a parent, you know how good for kids zucchini are. All your kid will know is how yummy their afternoon snack is!

  1. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

When fall rolls around, pumpkin spice everything rolls in, and for good reason, it’s amazing! These pumpkin spice muffins are the best of fall and, since they're frosted with a cream cheese frosting you’ll have the chance to toss on a few sprinkles or add a little food-dye to bring your kiddos favorite color onto their plate.

  1. Carrot Muffins

These carrot muffins are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Both sweet and savory, consider making these into mini muffins for on-the-go snacks your child can take to school, to practice, or to wherever else they might head while they’re hungry!

  1. Chocolate-Chip Spinach Muffins

Most kids don’t jump for joy when you tell them they’ll be having spinach for supper. But they’ll be sure to get excited when you tell them they’re having chocolate chip muffins for dessert. For a twist, consider using white chocolate chips or M&M’s instead of the traditional chocolate chips listed in the recipe. 

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Enjoy your muffins! What is your favorite version of vegetable muffins?


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These Healthy Vegetable Muffins Will Help You Welcome Fall

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at ... More

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  1. Crokids says:

    I would definitely have to try out the pumpkin spice muffin.


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