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Spiderman Beet Muffins – Toddler Vegetable Muffin Recipe

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A spiderman vegetable muffin recipe for toddler

Spiderman Toddler Vegetable Muffin Recipe

In my house, it’s all about the superheroes. From Batman to Captain Underpants and everyone in between, my 3 year old can’t get enough. So I have decided to embrace his love for all things superhero and use it to my advantage. Enter these Spiderman Beet Muffins.

A superhero on your plate can put an end to meal time battles

Do you have vegetable battles in your house? We have them here as well. Fruit is never a problem. In fact, I often have to beg my little one to eat something besides fruit. Vegetables on the other hand are another story. However, if they are incorporated into a recipe or combined with a food he already loves, then he is very willing to try them. That’s why I decided to make this toddler vegetable muffin using Spiderman as our inspiration.

If you saw my post on the Green Veggie Ninja Turtle Muffins, you can see that this veggie muffin strategy works pretty well. To make Spiderman, I had to figure out how to make him red (without using dyes). So beets were my answer! Once Joey realized the beets would give Spiderman his deep red color, he couldn’t wait to make these muffins. We combined the beets with every red food we had in the house (strawberries, raspberries, and cherries) for a delicious combination that looked almost like a red velvet cupcake. After the muffins cooled, we simply decorated them with melted chocolate (another selling point for any kid!) and we were ready to eat like a superhero.

What superhero do you think would encourage your family to try a new vegetable the most?

A spiderman toddler vegetable muffin recipe
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Spiderman Beet Muffins – Toddler Vegetable Muffin Recipe
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 112 kcal
Ingredients
For muffins:
  • 1 cup beets canned and drained
  • 2 large strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 4 large cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar or syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. 1. In a food processor, blend together the beets, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, banana, yogurt, oil, vanilla, and egg. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Pour liquid ingredients into dry and mix to create batter. Mix in one half of dark chocolate chips. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

  2. Allow muffins to cool. 

  3. Melt remaining dark chocolate and white chocolate separately in bowls (or pastry bag). Once melted, decorate the muffins with a dark chocolate spider web and white chocolate eyes to create your Spiderman look. 

  4. Once chocolate has hardened, serve or store remaining muffins for up to 1 week in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts Per Muffin: 112 calories, 19 g CHO, 3 g FAT, 3 g PRO, 15 mg sodium, 8 g sugar, 2 g fiber

 

Flatout Greek Yogurt Ice Cream Sandwich

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A nutritious ice cream sandwich the whole family can enjoy!

I don’t know about you, but after a long, hot summer day I could really go for a big bowl of ice cream. The chilled, sweet refreshing taste cools me down instantly while satisfying my sweet tooth. But all of that added sugar tends to kick-start my sugar cravings. On top of that, having a pint (or gallon if I’m being honest) of ice cream on hand leads to my 3 year old constantly begging for it every time I open the freezer. I have nothing against ice cream on occasion, but if it’s going to be a summer staple, I want it to provide a bit more nutrition. That’s why I decided to create this delicious and satisfying High Fiber Greek Yogurt Ice Cream Sandwich recipe.

 

A healthy alternative without sacrificing the taste!

 

This healthy Greek yogurt ice cream sandwich recipe is incredibly fun and simple to make. Not only are these ice cream sandwiches higher in fiber and protein with less added sugar than a standard ones, but they also are less expensive than buying them premade. As a bonus, the fiber and protein in the sandwich may help to stabilize blood sugar levels, which means you will stay satisfied for a longer period of time and won’t experience those strong cravings, energy dips, or mood swings excessive sugary desserts can often trigger.

 

 

a high fiber ice cream sandwich recipe alternative
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High Fiber Greek Yogurt Ice Cream Sandwich

A fiber and protein rich ice cream sandwich recipe made with Greek yogurt

Course: Dessert
Servings: 2
Calories: 159 kcal
Author: Erin Palinski-Wade
Ingredients
  • 1 1 Flatout 5 Grain Flax Foldit
  • 2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Cut the Flatout Foldit as it’s most narrow part to make two even pieces and place onto a sheet of wax paper. 

  2. Place two tablespoons of the mini dark chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals until melted.

  3. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over each Flatout Foldit piece until the surface has been covered. Place the pieces in the refrigerator and allow chocolate to harden. Once the chocolate has hardened, remove from the refrigerator. 

  4. Spread ½ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt evenly over the top of one chocolate covered piece. 

  5. Sprinkle the remaining one teaspoon of mini chocolate chips on top of the yogurt. 

  6. Place the remaining chocolate covered Flatout Foldit on top of the yogurt, with the chocolate side facing up. Place sandwich into freezer and allow yogurt to harden. 

  7. Once yogurt has frozen, slice the sandwich in half and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 159 Carbohydrates: 22gm Fiber: 3.5gm Sugar: 12gm Protein: 9gm Fat: 6 gm Saturated Fat: 2.5gm  Trans Fat: 0gm Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 197mg

 

Looking for more sweet treat options that are actually good for you? Check out a few of my favorite recipes:

Skinny Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

High Protein Cake Pops

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Cookies

 

Disclosure: This recipe has been sponsored by Flatout Flatbread.

Red White and Blue Berry Cheese Bites – Easy 4th of July Appetizer Recipe

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This easy 4th of July appetizer recipe makes the perfect healthy 4th of July recipe

This healthy 4th of July appetizer is so easy to make!

I can’t believe tomorrow is already the 4th of July! Summer seems to be flying by and it just got started. Whether you will be entertaining guests or celebrating quietly at home, adding some red, white, and blue to your plate is a must! And with this easy 4th of July recipe, you can have a healthy holiday appetizer ready in minutes.

 Making a Healthy 4th of July Recipe Should Be Easy!

To me, the 4th of July is all about taking time to relax and celebrate with family. I don’t want to spend hours preparing meals for company. Sure, I could share with you beautiful, delicious recipes, but let’s be honest. If the recipe involves running out to the store to pick up ingredients you’ve never heard of or spending your precious free time slicing and dicing non-stop, you most likely aren’t going to make the recipe. Instead, using ingredients you probably already have in the house, you can whip up these red, white, and blue appetizers without missing out on any fun this holiday.

 

A Healthy 4th of July Recipe That Can Be Made in Minutes!

This easy 4th of July appetizer recipe includes sweet and savory flavors… berries and cheese! These Red White and Berry Cheese Bites are festive, delicious and a light hors-d’oeuvre that is perfect for any summer party. And kids as well as adults love them equally, so it’s the perfect healthy 4th of July appetizer for the whole family.

This easy 4th of July appetizer recipe makes the perfect healthy 4th of July recipe
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Red White and Blue Berry Cheese Bites- Easy 4th of July Appetizer Recipe
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 

This easy 4th of July recipe is the perfect healthy appetizer for the whole family

Servings: 10
Calories: 46 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces white sharp cheddar cubed
  • 0.5 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 0.5 cup raspberries, fresh
Instructions
  1. With a skewer, alternate placing cheese, blueberries, and raspberries for a red, white, and blue pattern.

  2. Repeat process for each skewer. 

  3. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

46 calories, 2 g CHO, 3 g FAT, 3 g PRO, 60 mg sodium, 1 g sugar

 

 

 

 

Ninja Turtle Green Veggie Muffins

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ninja turtle green muffin recipe for toddlers and picky eaters

Green vegetable muffin recipe for picky eaters

Are veggies a struggle in your house? They can be at times in mine. Of course I want my 3 year old to eat his vegetables, but at the same time I try to avoid food battles as much as possible. Begging your child to ‘just take one bite’ or ‘finish all of your vegetables before dessert’ has been shown to increase mealtime stress and increase picky eating behaviors. It also basically tells your child something is wrong with vegetables if you have to beg them to eat them, reinforcing the dislike for anything green.

 

So what’s the solution? Honestly there isn’t a perfect solution. I wish there was. But what works in our house is a 3-part strategy. First, I get my son involved in everything from purchasing the vegetable, to washing it, to cooking it. Then, we make veggies fun (adding them into fun recipes, cutting them into fun shapes, calling them fun names- whatever works!), and finally we make them part of dessert. That’s right! Dessert isn’t a reward in our house. If you want some chocolate, some ice cream, or a sweet of any kind, it just is part of the meal. It’s pretty common to see my son follow up eating a chocolate chip with a bite of broccoli (as strange as that sounds).

 

For us this strategy makes vegetables and dessert equals. Instead of glorifying dessert as a reward you earn after eating the less desirable food, the vegetables are viewed as equally tasty. Sure, sometimes they aren’t touched at all and he eats a handful of chocolate chips instead. But other days, he asks for seconds of vegetables and doesn’t even touch the sweets. To me, that’s a win.

 

If you are looking to add some fun to the vegetables in your house, give our Ninja Turtle Spinach Muffins a try. These sweet treats are packed full of protein, fiber, vegetables – and yes a little chocolate (because what’s a muffin without chocolate) and so good your little one will be coming back for seconds and thirds!

A healthy toddler lunch box meal including a green vegetable muffin

A healthy toddler lunch box meal including a green vegetable muffin

 

These green muffins make the perfect toddler muffin recipe.

 

A spiderman toddler vegetable muffin recipe
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Spiderman Beet Muffins – Toddler Vegetable Muffin Recipe
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 112 kcal
Ingredients
For muffins:
  • 1 cup beets canned and drained
  • 2 large strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 4 large cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar or syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. 1. In a food processor, blend together the beets, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, banana, yogurt, oil, vanilla, and egg. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Pour liquid ingredients into dry and mix to create batter. Mix in one half of dark chocolate chips. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

  2. Allow muffins to cool. 

  3. Melt remaining dark chocolate and white chocolate separately in bowls (or pastry bag). Once melted, decorate the muffins with a dark chocolate spider web and white chocolate eyes to create your Spiderman look. 

  4. Once chocolate has hardened, serve or store remaining muffins for up to 1 week in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts Per Muffin: 112 calories, 19 g CHO, 3 g FAT, 3 g PRO, 15 mg sodium, 8 g sugar, 2 g fiber

 

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