Vegetable patties for kids and adults
Ever feel like it is tough to get your kids or your husband/boyfriend (??sorry??) to eat more than one vegetable? For some reason they see all the pretty colours and think:
Yikes, I think I better skip this thing filled with vitamins and nutrients.
Well… some inspiration was collected from around various blogs, and I decided to take my leftover vegetable scraps from the fridge and create this snack item.
Veggies are amazing – eat them – every dang day
Honestly, we have never heard of a diet, diet fad or lifestyle, where vegetables were deemed bad. We have heard it all about fruit (not that I believe that), but vegetables rank high on all parametres. So, let us try and include them more in our diet. We have decided to try and snack more on veggies. And of course, not every vegetable is “equal”, but snack them all and don’t worry too much on whether they are low or high density ones: They are all good for your health. End of story. We don’t enjoy them when watching movies or cuddling up, and so we include them in breakfast, lunch, dinner and mid-day snacks. A great example is zucchini-oatmeal (sorry grain-haters) for breakfast, which is so simple and super tasty. Or grated carrots for lunch alongside cherry tomatoes. And of course… these vegetable patties!
Serving size: Approximately 8
- 1/2 green zucchini
- 2 carrots
- 1 chunk of sweet potato (or 1 small one)
- 1 broccoli stem
- 50-60g wholewheat flour
- 1 egg
- 10-20g shredded cheese (parmesan or mozzarella)
- A bit of cumin, salt and pepper
- Olive oil or butter for the pan
- Wash all your vegetables and peel the ones you need to
- Blend vegetables to desired size (I like mine medium grated so they are not chunky)
- Add to a bowl and combine with flour and spices
- Beat your egg and mix in the bowl with vegetables
- Add cheese
- Add oil and/or butter to a pan and fry on each side until a crust is created
- Store in an airtight container or freeze (they are delicious warm and cold)
These snacks can really be served with nothing or with whatever you think sounds good. Personally, I eat them with 1-2 tbsp of cottage cheese, cherry tomatoes and sliced avocado. *Maybe I should do a post on typical lunch-box creation/build up?*