Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Garden Lites. Thank you for supporting He and She Eat Clean. All opinions are my own.
Muffins with veggies as the first AND primary ingredient?! Yes, they DO exist. Crazy, we agree!
We are so excited to tell you about this new product we found in… you guessed it… Costco! It was the Sunday after we returned from our hiking trip to Colorado and we were there to fill our refrigerator and freezer back up. We just so happened to walk by a table that had many different flavors of muffins out. I recognized the name but had never tried the product before. We tried each flavor and we were AMAZED. As soon as I got home, I reached out to them to see if they would work with us because we knew that YOU would also love them.
These muffins are not just any muffin. Yes, the names are something that you would expect and relate to, like blueberry oat, banana chocolate chip, and chocolate but the ingredients are definitely not what you would expect! As I mentioned, veggies are the first and primary ingredient in every product. Not only that, they are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, non-GMO and Good House Keeping Nutritionist approved!
We know that everyone’s first thought is that these muffins would be a great way to get kids to eat more veggies but they are not only a great way to get kids to eat their veggies, they are also a great way to get adults to eat more veggies! We are often worried about kids eating enough veggies but we tend to overlook the fact that we, ourselves, are typically lacking in the veggie consumption department.
The Blueberry Oat Muffins, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Chocolate Muffins all contain 120 calories per muffing with zucchini as the first ingredient. The Ninja Power Muffins (yes, like Ninja Turtles!) are only 80 calories with zucchini as the first ingredient and the Chocolate Krabby Square Muffins are only 60 calories also with zucchini as the first ingredient. Garden Lites muffins are great for lunch boxes (of kids and adults!) or great for an on-the-go breakfast. We took a few in a cooler to eat after our hike last weekend. It was the perfect post trail snack that held us over until we got home!