Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands.
A while back, I told you how much I love Happy Family Brands. Well, that love has grown even deeper with the launch of Happy Family’s new Love My Veggies organic tot snacks, which contain one full serving of veggies and oodles of essential nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes getting my kids to eat vegetables is tough. My son, who will normally consume EVERYTHING within sight, has become increasingly pickier now that he’s hit the ripe old age of one. My two year-old daughter, well…let’s just say Mommy has to get extra creative in the kitchen and sneak the nutrition and veggies into her meals. Needless to say, fruits are a lot easier than vegetables these days. Both kiddos genuinely like about five different vegetables, but aren’t too willing to entertain too much variety beyond those five.
Luckily, Happy Family Brands has now created a line of toddler pouches featuring creative, organic fruit and veggie combos that make it a LOT easier to sneak those veggies in. They’re available in three different flavor combos that are seriously delicious (yes, I tried them): Banana, Beet, Squash & Blueberry, Carrot, Banana, Mango & Sweet Potato, and Spinach, Apple, Sweet Potato & Kiwi. The kids LOVE these new flavors and can barely contain themselves at the mere sight of a Love My Veggies pouch. They shriek with joy. Literally.
I’ve also found that I can use Love My Veggies as an ingredient in my Sneaky Mom Veggie Muffins, which are a fantastic way to give your kids an extra boost of nutrition without them knowing it.
Sneaky Mom Veggie Muffins
2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 carrot, grated
1/4 cup applesauce
1 pouch Love My Veggies (I like the Banana, Beet, Squash & Blueberry variety for this)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In another bowl, mix the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla
- In a food processor, blend zucchini, banana, applesauce and Love My Veggies until smooth.
- Combine the fruit and veggie puree and carrots into the sugar/butter mixture and beat.
- Add dry ingredients and mix.
- Scoop the mixture into lined muffin pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Not only has Happy Family become one of our family’s favorite brands, but they’re also available in one of our favorite stores – Target! Target carries a great variety of Happy Family products at affordable prices. A 4-pack of Love My Veggies pouches is available for $5.89. Target has also selected Happy Family to be part of the Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target collection, which features brands specializing in family-friendly, wholesome, ‘good-for-you’ products.
If you need some extra help getting your little ones to eat their veggies, definitely give Love My Veggies from Happy Family a try! If you’d like the chance to win a Love My Veggies prize pack, enter our giveaway below!