When I talk to moms about food and picky eating, veggies are always a struggle. There’s no surprise there! Halloween is fast approaching. This holiday is a great time to introduce green foods.Many kids won’t touch anything green let alone eat it. Sometimes it’s a little more convincing to call things green monsters, incredible hulk juice, etc. If you make your meals a little fun and festive, they may just give it a try. Once they’ve tasted it they just might realize it’s not that bad. These zucchini broccoli tater tots recipe is super tasty, even my husband and I enjoyed them.
I made these tots just a little more fun by putting candy eyes on them. I called them little green monsters. Fortunately, my son eats broccoli on its own, but no more than three or four stalks. He gobbled up about 10 of these. Dipped it in some “blood” (ketchup) and he thought it was so cool. Kinda gross to me, but hey.. we aim to please.
I packed it in a Yumbox for a quick lunch while we went to an indoor playground. It was a perfect complete healthy meal. Also a quick tip: coat your avocado slices in olive oil and it will stay nice and green, no browning.
Give this a whirl, it has protein, grains, and veggies all in one.
- 1.5 C. steamed broccoli
- 1 egg
- 1/2 small zucchini, grated
- 1/2 c. bread crumbs
- 1/4 c. cheddar cheese/Mexican cheese blend
- 1/4 tsp. 21 seasoning
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Steam broccoli
- In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until pasty
- Form tater tot shapes
- In a pan, cook in a little olive oil, flip so all sides are brown
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