Do you struggle to get five servings of fruits or vegetables per day? ROMAINE calm; I’ve got a secret (and some seriously awful vegetable puns).
The secret to getting more veggies in your day may just be muffins.
Muffins? Yes! Adding shredded vegetables like zucchini and carrots to muffins or other recipes is a super easy way to sneak in an extra serving of vegetables, and still get unBEETable flavor. Want to give it a try?
LETTUCE introduce you to Veggies Made Great — a product line of muffins, cakes and frittatas in which vegetables are always the first and primary ingredient. Their mission is to inspire people to love eating vegetables by creating the highest quality, delicious and nutritious veggie-rich foods that are ready to eat. Plus, everything they make is allergy-friendly, gluten-free, peanut- and tree nut-free, and soy-free! Find Veggies Made Great in the freezer section to explore yummy flavors like Double Chocolate or Blueberry Oat Muffins. Whether you love veggies — or don’t love them just yet — there is a product for everyone.
You can do the “veggie sneak” at home too! This Turkey Meatball with Creamy Chili Sauce recipe is filled with shredded carrots and even apples. It’s a win-win for your daily fruit and veggie intake!
All you need:
- 1/3 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 large egg, beaten
- ½ cup plain panko bread crumbs
- 1 small carrot, shredded
- 1 small apple, shredded
- 1 tsp onion salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
All you do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Combine Thai sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise and lime juice for dipping sauce; cover and refrigerate.
- Combine ground turkey, egg, panko bread crumbs, shredded carrot, shredded apple, onion salt and garlic powder in a bowl. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place into prepared muffin cups. Bake 10 minutes. Brush with 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until done (165 degrees). Serve with remaining dipping sauce.
Need more ideas on how to meet your nutritional needs? Our Hy-Vee Dietitian team is ready to help. From picky eaters to foodies, we love working with all individuals to help create a plan that’s just right for you.
*The blog articles, recipes and recommendations found on this site are not intended as medical advice and should not replace consulting with your medical provider. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.