My twins turned one in October and have turned into little picky eaters.  They have a love for avocados, hummus, and peas, but no other vegetable they will touch.  I still place each veggie on their plate in hopes that one day, they will give them a try.  The textures and smells can be bothersome for toddlers so I’ve had to get creative on tasty veggie recipes.  Luckily, in this day and age, you can search online and find recipes that will work.  

Below is one of our favorite healthy  muffin recipes. We eat these for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack.   They are  loaded with carrots, dates, oats, and no artificial sugar.  What a win win for you as a parent and for your child.  


  • 2 cups of carrots, shredded
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cups of oats
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease your muffin pan. 
  2. Peel and use a grater to shred 2 cups of carrots
  3. Blend the oats for 30 seconds before adding other ingredients.
  4. Add carrots, maple syrup, olive oil, baking soda, cinnamon, and dates to the blender and blend until it’s a nice chunky consistency.
  5. Scoop evenly into 12 muffin cups and bake for 16 minutes.
  6. Enjoy them with some butter or honey.