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10 these zucchini parmesan waffles are great for dinner or a delicious healthy school lunch!

Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

Looking for a way to make zucchini a little more fun? We've got your answer. Zucchini Parmesan Waffles!

Looking for a way to make zucchini a little more fun?  These Zucchini Parmesan Waffles are a cheesy and delicious way to add a few more veggies to our meals.

these parmesan zucchini waffles are perfect for dinner or even for a healthy school lunch!

When it comes to getting kids to be adventurous eaters, you sometimes need to think outside the box.  While waffles may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for new ways to serve zucchini, we think it couldn’t make more sense.  By taking something fun and easy, like waffles, and adding familiar flavors, such as parmesan and Italian seasoning, the zucchini seems a little less intimidating.

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The batter for these waffles comes together easily, but you will need to plan ahead to let the zucchini drain for 30 minutes before using.  This is an important step, as it eliminates excess water that may cause your waffles to be soggy, or not hold together. Just watch this quick video to see how easy they are to make.

Pack these waffles in your child’s lunch box, or serve as a side at dinner.  Leftovers can be stored in the freezer to be used at another time.

For more recipes, to help you serve veggies in new, fun ways, check out our meal plans. They are filled with easy and creative ways to feed our families real food.

Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

these zucchini parmesan waffles are great for dinner or a delicious healthy school lunch!
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (roughly 2 medium zucchini)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Oil or non-stick spray for waffle maker

Instructions

  1. Place the shredded zucchini in a colander and sprinkle with about 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Let the salted zucchini sit for about 30 minutes, rinse with cold water, and press out as much of the moisture as possible.
  3. Alternatively, ring out zucchini inside a clean kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  4. Preheat your waffle maker to a medium setting (if available).
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and 1/4 cup of the grated Parmesan.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the flour with Italian seasoning.
  7. Combine the egg and milk mixture with the flour mixture.
  8. Once the batter is thoroughly mixed, add in the grated zucchini until everything is well combined. Spray or coat your waffle iron with oil.
  9. Place rounded tablespoons of the batter on the waffle iron, leaving room for the fritters to spread slightly.
  10. Close the lid and cook until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.Serve warm and sprinkle waffles with remaining parmesan cheese.

Notes

To make these gluten-free, substitute the all purpose flour with all-purpose gluten-free flour 1:1. We tested it with Cup4Cup, King Arthur Flour AP GF flour, Pamela’s blend and Nanamaste. They all worked well.
Adapted from Yahoo Food.

 

20 easy to make broccoli tater tots! they are naturally gluten free and grain free

Broccoli Tater Tots

It's probably safe to say that broccoli isn't a kid favorite food...but tater tots are! This simple Broccoli Tater Tots recipe is sure to become a regular in your meal rotation.

It’s probably safe to say that broccoli isn’t a kid favorite food…but tater tots are! This simple recipe is sure to become a regular in your meal rotation.

easy to make broccoli tater tots! what a cool way to get kids to eat more veggies!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

When it comes to getting kids to eat outside their comfort zone, putting the food in a fun, familiar form can be the ticket to success. These Broccoli Tater Tots are just that. Russet potatoes, parmesan cheese and a small amount of Italian seasoning create familiar flavors in a bite size tot.  Much less intimidating than an entire broccoli floret!

As always, these are not only a great meal for your family, but equally as good in the lunch box.  You can make the mixture ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze individual tots prior to baking for up to a month. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

For more ideas, like this one, on adding variety to what your family eats,  check out our meal plans.

Just like the recipes in our meal plans, these broccoli tater tots are very simple to make. Kid friendly food doesn’t have to be complicated or made with processed ingredients! Check out how easy they are to make in this quick video:

Broccoli Tater Tots

easy to make broccoli tater tots! they are naturally gluten free and grain free
  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed russet potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups finely grated raw broccoli
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F, place oven rack in the middle of the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Peel, cube into small dice sized pieces and measure 2 cups of russet potatoes (about 2-3 potatoes).
  3. Steam or microwave the potatoes to the point where a fork is easily inserted but it’s too tough to eat (about 10 minutes boiled, 6-7 in the microwave).
  4. Once they are cooked drain them and set aside to cool down.
  5. In the bowl of your food processor, pulse about 2 cups of chopped broccoli florets (depending on how you cut it, it should yield about 1 ½ cups chopped) until it resembles coarse rice.
  6. Measure 1 ½ cups of finely chopped broccoli and transfer into a large bowl.
  7. Next, pulse semi-cooked potatoes and 1 ½ cups of the Parmesan cheese; pulse just enough to break up the potatoes and combine them with the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Transfer mixture into the bowl with the broccoli.
  9. Add seasoning into the large bowl and fold all ingredients with a large spatula to combine.
  10. Place remaining Parmesan cheese into a small bowl.
  11. Begin to form tater tots into small balls with a 1 tablespoon size cookie scoop or your hands and a spoon.
  12. Once formed, roll each tot on more Parmesan cheese – just enough to coat it.
  13. Place each tater tot on the baking sheet, about ½ inch to 1 inch apart.
  14. Bake 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  15. Remove from oven and serve.

Notes

Please do not use wax paper. The cheese will melt onto the wax and the recipe will not turn out.You can make the mixture ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can freeze individual tots prior to baking for up to a month. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

 

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