Fritters, muffins and rolls, oh my! This week’s blog post shares three of our favourite Kidgredients recipes that feature one of our favourite veggies: zucchini. Plus, they all take just five minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook – winner!
We love simple lunchbox recipes that the kids absolutely love – which is probably why we love Kylie from Kidgredients so much.
But we also love veggies that we can easily sneak into those recipes to get an extra serve of nutrition into our kids’ daily diet with minimal fuss. For us, zucchini is one of the best.
With an unoffensive taste and appealing texture, zucchini is one of the best veggies to throw into just about any savoury (or even sweet!) meal, snack or treat you’re cooking up. Plus, it’s chock-full of important nutrients that your kids may not get a tonne of otherwise.
Zucchini is reported to have a very high vitamin C content, which can not only prevent deficiency issues like scurvy, sclerosis and easy bruising, but is also said to help with your eyesight. It’s also got protein, fibre and good, healthy carbohydrates, as well as potassium, folate and vitamin A. Basically, all the good stuff.
So, how can you get more zucchini in your kids’ Yumbox? Trust Kylie to come up with mouth-wateringly delicious recipes that are also full of nutritious ingredients – like zucchini.
Give these three a go and report back to us: we promise, your kids will love them as much as you do.
TUNA AND VEGGIE FRITTERS
Easy to make and perfect for a Yumbox, these fritters are delicious hot or cold. This recipe yields 16 fritters, so there are plenty to go around. Make them here.
HALOUMI, ZUCCHINI AND MINT MUFFINS
What a combo! Cheesy, minty and just plain delicious, this recipe yields 12 muffins – which means school lunches are sorted for ages. Make them here.
HAM AND ZUCCHINI PASTRY ROLLS
A modification of one of Kylie’s old family recipes, these ham and zucchini pastry rolls are delicious as finger food, great for lunchboxes and really easy to make. This recipe yields 24. Make them here.