Gluten Free Green & Healthy Egg Muffins
It’s no easy feat ensuring your toddler eats a variety of vegetables every single day. Which is why I am a firm believer in sneaking them in to just about everything. And these healthy egg muffins are definitely veggie based. In fact, they’re green! This protein packed snack is filled with awesome vegetables as well as anti-inflammatory spices and they’re also gluten free!
I take just a wee bit of pride in the fact that both of my girls are really good eaters. They may go through phases but for the most part they love veggies (#winning).
And yet it still isn’t always easy to get them in each and every day!
Between toddler tantrums, random pickiness and the sheer life fact of being BUSY, vegetables often get overlooked.
Which is unfortunate because they’re one of the most important parts of our diets! Vegetables, especially consuming a variety, provide us with necessary vitamins and minerals we need to function and truly thrive.
Which is why I make healthy snacks like these healthy egg muffins to help give them an extra boost.
These homemade egg muffins are protein packed which makes them an awesome snack! Not only will protein help keep little tummies full, but it will also give them some building blocks their immune systems need to excel.
On top of the fact that these healthy egg muffins are protein based, they also contain one of my all time favorite roots: turmeric! You can read more about the health benefits of turmeric but this root helps to control and reduce inflammation in the body.
It also helps improve the immune system and is one thing I like to include literally, wherever possible.
And now on to the veggies, these healthy egg muffins are GREEN and that alone makes them awesome. They contain both spinach and broccoli which can sometimes be challenging to get into your toddler’s diet but are extremely important when it comes to health.
Lastly, another gem of this simple snack is that it contains nutritional yeast. Many people use nutritional yeast as a vegan cheese flavor which definitely works! I however, love that this yeast contains a lot of vitamins and proteins all of which support a healthy immune system.
All in all, these healthy egg muffins make a super healthy, gluten free snack for toddlers. My 2-year-old loved them simply because they were green haha Anything that gets them excited I guess! If your toddler really questions veggies, get them to help in the kitchen!
Baby Bear is obsessed with helping me cook so sometimes I let her pick out what veggies were’ putting into our dishes and this makes it more likely that she’ll devour it. So, get them choosing, whisking and pouring and then smile as they take in so many nutrients to help them thrive.
Ingredients in the Healthy Egg Muffins
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup egg whites
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1.5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1.5 cups broccoli, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make Green Egg Muffins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl crack the eggs and whisk in the egg whites.
Add in the seasonings and baking powder and mix well.
Stir in the almond milk.
If you haven’t already, chop the broccoli and spinach and whisk into the bowl until coated.
Prep 12 muffins tins with either non-stick spray or silicone muffin cups.
Portion the batter into each cup making sure to get an even ration of veggies and eggs.
Bake in the over for twelve minutes then rotate the pan. The muffins will look like they are puffing up pretty large, but they do deflate.
Bake another 14-15 minutes until cooked through.
Broil the muffins for 2 minutes and remove from the oven.
Makes 12 muffins.
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Gluten Free Green & Healthy Egg Muffins
Finding snacks for toddlers can be tricky. Even harder is getting kids to mow down on veggies! These healthy egg muffins make the perfect snack because they’re not only veggie packed (so much so that they’re green!) but they’re also protein based and have a great dose of anti-inflammatory herbs in them. Whip up a batch (get your kids to help!) and boost their health with this easy snack.