It’s so hard to get Mr. G to eat anything remotely related to a vegetable these days. Not that he’s different from other toddlers, and occasionally I can get him to drink a spinach packed smoothie, but it would be nice if he’d eat something green other than a fruit snack.
I can’t remember where I read about this sneaky little trick but I knew I had to try it. I think when I originally read about it, it as a full on, made from scratch recipe which I’m not really big on. I love to cook and bake for my family, but I also like simple and quick recipes too. I so came up with a quick way to make some nutrient packed muffins for the little man.
Muffin Mix (plus ingredients needed on package)
2 Jars Pureed Veggie Baby Food
1. Prepare the muffin mix, I suggest a fruit based mix, as directed on the box minus the liquid. The muffin mix I used was Jiffy raspberry.
2. Pour the baby food into a measuring cup then pour liquid required by your muffin mix on top to equal the tool amount of liquid needed.
3. Add to the dry ingredients, mix well and bake according to the directions.
You will probably have to bake your muffins a little longer than required due to the puree. They will also be very moist for the same reason.
Would you believe these have spinach and peas in them? Yummy AND packed with nutrients!