A Veggie-Packed Breakfast the Kids Will Love? Yes, Y’all.

Garden Lites Muffins are loaded with vegetables, fiber and whole grains, with no gluten, dairy or nuts!

I’m always looking for nutritious breakfast options that are easy to prepare while I’m still drinking my first cup of coffee, since my full skill set doesn’t really kick in until the second cup. So when the folks from Garden Lites offered to send me some Chocolate Muffins that were free of gluten, nuts and dairy and loaded  with zucchini, carrots and chocolate chips, I offered up my shipping address with fingers crossed. I’d have the veggie-packed muffins, but would anyone eat them?

In a word: YES. My daughter dug into them so quickly, I didn’t have time to mention (ha!) all the vegetables and whole grains and fiber and stuff. When my currently-health-conscious husband balked at the idea of chocolate muffins for breakfast, I let him in on the details and that they only have 120 calories, then offered to eat it for him. Can you believe he turned me down?!? He said they remind him of Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, which is totally fair, but without all the sugar and the work.

best gluten free muffinsI sliced one of the muffins into 3 parts and layered it up with some sliced strawberries and Greek yogurt for the kiddo, and she LOVED it. She asked for the same thing for snack the next day, and we were both deeply satisfied when I said yes: her because she scored herself chocolately baked goods, me because she was loading up on veggies and fiber voluntarily. That’s a win all-around, friends.

If you’d like to try out Garden Lites Muffins yourself (I think you should!) head to your local Target, Kroger, Publix, Costco, Walmart or other grocer and search the freezer section for veggie-loaded deliciousness. To find the closest local retailer and to score a coupon, head to Garden Lites’ store locator page and pop in your Zip Code.  You can order by the case online too.


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