Claire Wright from shares 3 simple ways to prepare leafy greens that the whole family will enjoy.

These chocolate chip muffins are low in sugar and have a leafy green twist: they contain spinach! Don't worry, they don't taste of it, but the colour it lends them is great fun. Give them a superhero name and serve them up to the kids to surprise them.


Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

In a blender, blend the oil, milk, spinach and eggs until the spinach is broken down and smooth, and the mixture is frothy. Add the honey and pulse to combine. Then add the flour and baking powder and pulse again until it is just combined and you can’t see any more fleck of flour.

Stir through the chocolate chips and divide the batter between 12 muffin cases in a 12-hole muffin tin. Bake for 20-30 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Kids don’t like the green colour? Try adding 2-3 tbsp of cocoa powder to the batter with the flour to make them double chocolate muffins and hide the green flavour.

Kids in the Kitchen

Have the kids take control of the blender and show them how to push the buttons and add the ingredients carefully. Get them to stir through the chocolate chips and spoon the batter into the cases.