Moms need healthy, easy lunches to feed growing kiddos, and these little keto and low-carb Pizza Meat Muffins are a delicious lunch sure to be a kid pleaser!
Do you struggle with packing lunches? In her eBook, The Healthy Lunchbox, Katie shares her 10 secrets to successful lunch packing, as well as keeping lunches waste-free.
Even though my kids are homeschooled, I’m always on the lookout for easy lunches to try out on them. They’d be happy to eat grapes, cheese sticks, and frozen peas every day, but I like to try and get a little something more in them. 😉
As I perused Katie’s book, I knew right away which recipe I needed to try. Pizza? Meat? Muffins? Yep. Three words that will bring all my kids running! Well, not all of them – the youngest can’t even crawl yet. 😉
My three-year old and I had fun mixing up the muffins, lining the muffin tins, grating the cheese for the tops. And the rest of my family enjoyed helping her devour them! I love that I can make something they’ll enjoy while sneaking in healthy ingredients like spinach, garlic, and onions. I’m being completely serious when I say that I put in enough spinach for a good-sized salad – and my kids devoured it.
Even though we like these muffins warm, they’re also delicious cold (perfect for easy lunches!), and Katie also gives a similar recipe with more of a Greek-inspired flavor, which I plan on trying next time…
Whether your kids are homeschooled or they trek off to public/private/charter school in the morning, Katie’s eBook is full of healthy, easy lunches the whole family will love. These delicious Pizza Meat Muffins are only one of the many fun lunch ideas the book has to offer! And Katie doesn’t just stop at kid-friendly lunches. Interspersed with the recipes are tips for turning them into the perfect work lunch, picnic, or road trip meal!
These Pizza Meat Muffins attest to the deliciousness of the recipes in The Healthy Lunchbox, so what are you waiting for? Click on the title and check out the goodness – you won’t regret it. 😉
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Pizza Meat Muffins
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2-3 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1 medium)
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 6 cups fresh spinach
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup pizza sauce (make sure it’s sugar-free!)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown the beef, seasoning with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add onions and peppers for the last 5 minutes.
While this is cooking, preheat the oven to 375 and put muffin cup liners in your pan. (Don’t skip them!)
Wash and roughly chop the spinach, along with any other veggies. The spinach cooks down a lot, so don’t be afraid of using all 6 cups.
When the onions are getting translucent, add the garlic and spinach plus any other veggies you’re trying, stirring over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until the spinach is all wilted. Turn off the heat and give everything a chance to cool for a few minutes.
In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs.
Using a slotted spoon, add in all the meat and veggie mixture and the cup of pizza sauce. Stir to combine.
Transfer to lined muffin cups with a heaping quarter cup measuring cup and gently press down with the bottom of the cup.
Bake for 25 minutes, then top each muffin with cheese and bake another 10-15 minutes. (For mini muffins, put cheese on right away and bake 15-20 minutes.)
Makes 12 muffins or 24 mini muffins (or more if you add more veggies).
Looking for more easy lunches? Here a few of my kids’ favorites!
These sound absolutely perfect! Pinning!
Thanks, Sarah! I hope you like them! 🙂
What a unique way to make muffins. Love this idea of pizza muffins. I bet the kids loved them. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
Glad to share! Thanks, Marla!
Great recipe Raia! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and the book deal with all of our Let’s Get Real readers. I’ve made meatloaf using this method and I think the pizza recipe would be a big hit with my kids.
Glad to share, Christina! Pizza’s always a hit with my family – I hope your’s enjoys it if you try it this way! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!
My boyfriend hates muffins but loves pizza so I think I could actually sell him on these! They sound delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at the Welcome Home Wednesday’s link party…I really hope we see you again next week!
Glad to share, Brittany! I hope you and your boyfriend like them if you get a chance to try them out. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by – I’ll try and be back again next week.
These would be great on a long hiking trip. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.
They sure would, Kathy. 🙂 Glad to share, thanks for stopping by!
These muffins sound great! Somehow lunch always just seems to get in the way, and I don’t even have kids in school yet! Maybe I’ll have to make some, and then eat the leftovers for lunch. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward checking out your recipe this week. 🙂
Thanks, CJ! I totally understand. It’s nice when the kids get a little older and they can help make their own lunch! 😉
These pizza meat muffins look so zesty and tasty! Absolutely love your creative idea! Thanks, Raia for sharing!
Thanks! I hope you get to enjoy them!
Your recipe looks very very delicious and tasty, I will try it. Thank you for sharing it.
You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
wow! These look so yummy!
i am a pizza lover, I always like it when it is in front of me, Thanks anyway