Veggie Bites 3 Ways

Veggie Bites 3 Ways
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Fun to make and fun to eat, these versatile bites are a great way to serve up some extra veggies in your family's diet. Most of the steps are kid-friendly, too (kids are more likely to eat it if they helped to make it)! Customize the flavor with seasonings that your family enjoys, or even experiment with different veggies. Let us know what you think!
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Veggie Bites 3 Ways
Print Recipe
Fun to make and fun to eat, these versatile bites are a great way to serve up some extra veggies in your family's diet. Most of the steps are kid-friendly, too (kids are more likely to eat it if they helped to make it)! Customize the flavor with seasonings that your family enjoys, or even experiment with different veggies. Let us know what you think!
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Optional seasonings (use one or more if desired)
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet or mini muffin tin.
  2. Shred zucchini the short way and squeeze out excess moisture using cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel (you'll probably squeeze about 1/4 cup water out of each zucchini). Shred carrots and combine in a large bowl.
  3. Small dice onions. Add onions and bread crumbs to bowl. Stir or knead to combine (your kids can do this!)
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with any other desired seasonings, then add egg whites. Stir or knead to combine well.
For Fun Shapes:
  1. Flatten the mixture onto a cutting board or sheet of waxed paper to about 3/4" thickness (doesn't need to be perfect).
  2. Your kids can use cookie cutters (small ones work best) or the top of a glass to cut out shapes, or a butter knife can be used to cut out squares or triangles.
  3. Place on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
For Mini Muffins:
  1. Pack the mixture in, filling the muffin cups to the top.
  2. Bake 15 minutes.
Pan Frying Option:
  1. You can also cook patties of the mixture in a pan, much like you would cook hash browns. Use a nonstick or well-oiled skillet over medium to medium high heat, turning once during cooking.
Recipe Notes

You may also prep the recipe and freeze ahead before baking, then thaw overnight in the fridge when ready to use (we don't recommend using a microwave to defrost).

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Jon Malbrough

Jon Malbrough

Jon is a regular writer on the elementary FRESH blog. An avid cook with a passion for whole foods and the Pacific Northwest, he is the proud father of a beautiful little girl named Ayla. Jon lives in Portland, Oregon.
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