Zucchini Tots

A great website with ways to get your kids to eat healthy (and you too!) www.nataliehodson.com
I saw this recipe on Pinterest the other day (if you aren’t following me yet you should!  Click HERE to see my ‘Clean Eats’ board).  They looked delicious but had cheese, whole eggs, and italian bread crumbs and I knew I could clean them up even more.  So, I started experimenting in my kitchen and these turned out GREAT!  My 2-year old loved them and I did too!  We will be making these a lot more in the future and it’s a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies.

Zucchini Bites
Recipe adapted: The Curious Country Cook
yields: 12 mini muffins

1 cups zucchini, grated (1 medium or large) zucchini
2 egg whites
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I did this by toasting one slice of Food for Life brand Ezekial bread until it was almost burnt and then grinding it up in my food processer – it would probably work by doing it in a blender too)
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a mini-muffin tin with non-stick spray, set aside.
2. Grate the zucchini and then place in a dish towel to squeeze out the excess water- like when using frozen spinach; if you skip this part, the middle of the zucchini tots will be really soggy while the outside gets crispy and no one wants that.
3. In a bowl combine, the egg whites, bread crumbs, zucchini, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
4. Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, fill the muffin cups to the top. Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the top is browned and set.

-I like to eat these with Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup.

Nutritional Information:
1 serving = six tots (2 servings per recipe)
Calories: 67
Carbs: 10g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 7g
Sugar: 1g

Comments

  1. I can’t wait to try these! My 5yr old eats great, but my 18mo old is a bit more picky. I call her the “Carb Queen.” lol Anything that resembles a carb, she’s all over it. I have the hardest time getting her to eat protein (except PB) and most veggies.

  2. I loved them. They reminded me of fried zucchini, but better. My 5yr old was a little unsure and my baby threw them on the floor, as she does with 80% of her food. But I know it can take multiple tries for a child to like something so I will not give up. :)

  3. Making this recipe this week, looks amazing, and I love zucchini!!
    Ana

  4. These look amazing! I think ill make them tomorrow!!! :)
    Do I need to keep the extras refrigerated?
    These would be perfect for me to snack on at work!!

    • I would keep the extras refrigerated since they have eggs in them. It’s hard for me to keep my extras around – they are so good I eat them up too quick! :) Let me know if you try them and what you think :)

  5. i just made these i loved them!

  6. Have you tried freezing these? I usually hate to cook, so I do big cooking days and freeze meals so I don’t have to do it every day…Would love to try these!

  7. These look awesome! I would NEVER have thought of using Ekekial bread as breadcrumbs!! Thank you so much Natalie for sharing your recipies. These kinds of ideas will help me keep on track with my clean eating habits!

  8. What temperature should the oven be set at? These look great! Can’t wait to make them.

  9. Never mind last question, I see it’s 400; thanks!

  10. Brittany says:

    I made these with frozen zucchini from last years garden. I did have to drain the zucchini more than if it was fresh, but they were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  11. yumm! Just made these and they are fantastic! I ate all of them! Thank you! So glad I found you…lots of yummy stuff!

  12. Tried these this week and they were so good! My boyfriend won’t usually eat zucchini unless its hidden in sugary bread, but he loved these cute “tots”…he said it tasted like a mini quiche bite. Great site, and love following you on FB!

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