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This Reader Found a Clever Way to Get Her Kids to Eat Veggies!

Finally, here’s a way kids will WANT to eat vegetables!

This week’s Happy Friday reader, Mackenzie, shared a smart way she gets her kiddos to eat veggies by sneaking some zucchini in her muffin recipe. The best part? It doesn’t even taste like there are any veggies in the muffins! As we all know, kids can be very sensitive to eating vegetables, however, this way, her kids enjoy them and she doesn’t have to worry about them not receiving the nutrients veggies offer.

“As a momma of littles, I am always trying to sneak in veggies when I can. When our garden does well, I’ll shred and freeze zucchini to use in baking later.”

“One of my easiest and kid-friendly baking recipes include a pack of my frozen zucchini and 2 packs of Martha White muffin mix in any flavor you like.”

“I make the muffins according to the package and throw in the zucchini before baking. You can’t even tell there’s a vegetable in these muffins! I count this as a mom win!”

Thank you, Mackenzie, for sharing this great hip tip! Vegetables are essential for the development of our kiddos, and who doesn’t love muffins? Not to mention these look delicious and seem like adults would love them just as much as the kids.

You could probably get creative and try different veggies as well. The choice is yours!


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Have loads of zucchini like Mackenzie? Check out these recipes:

Lemon Zucchini Loaf
Chicken Zucchini Casserole
Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats