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Protein-Rich Snack For Kids – Broccoli & Zucchini Cutlets | Toddler Recipe

Protein-Rich Snack For Kids – Broccoli & Zucchini Cutlets | Toddler Recipe

Toddlers and kids can be picky eaters that can give you a tough time to include vegetables and whole foods in their regular diet. Vegetable cutlets are a fantastic way to sneak veggies into your child’s diet while satisfying their taste buds. With this quick and easy recipe, you will feed your child oats, buckwheat millet, broccoli, and zucchini. You can even introduce amazing seasonings like onion and garlic powder to your kids’ diet.

No Steaming. No Squeezing. It gets ready in minutes. This recipe is a hit with toddlers and kids alike. It is perfect for snack time, lunchboxes, or as a fun finger food at parties. Let’s cook it together. (Alert! Make a big batch because everyone would want to have it.)

What is a Cutlet?

Cutlets are fried patties or balls made of potatoes, vegetables, or meat. Different spices and herbs are also added to enhance the flavors of cutlets. The ingredients are mashed together and shaped into a firm patty. The patties are then deep-fried, shallow-fried, or baked in an oven. These are also known as fritters, pakoras (pakoda), patty, or kebab.

What is Oats?

Oats have earned a well-deserved reputation as a nutritional powerhouse, offering health many benefits and culinary versatility. Whether enjoyed as a comforting bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, incorporated into baked goods, or used as a nutritious thickener in soups and stews, oats are a staple ingredient in many kitchens all around the world.

They come in multiple forms – quick oats or flakes, instant oats, rolled oats, steel-cut oats, whole oats, and oat flour. Each type of oats has its unique characteristics and uses in cooking. Whether you prefer the hearty texture of steel-cut oats or the convenience of quick oats there’s an option to suit every taste and lifestyle. Experiment with different types of oats to discover your favorite ways to enjoy this nutritious and versatile grain.

Health Benefits of Oats

What is Buckwheat (Kuttu)?

Buckwheat, also known as Kuttu in India, has a long history dating back thousands of years. Native to Central Asia, buckwheat was cultivated in China and later introduced to Europe by the Crusaders in the Middle Ages.

It is a gem of the ingredients for its versatility and impressive nutritional profile. Despite its name, it is not related to wheat. It is not a grain but a seed. Buckwheat flour has been cherished for centuries in various cuisines worldwide, prized for its distinct nutty taste and numerous health benefits.

BUCKWHEAT

What are the health benefits of Buckwheat?

Buckwheat is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Consuming it regularly contributes to overall health and well-being. Let’s dive into the health benefits of Buckwheat (Kuttu).

  1. Gluten-Free – It is naturally gluten-free. That is why, it is perfect for those sensitive to gluten.
  2. Rich in Protein – It is a good source of plant-based protein. It also contains all nine essential amino acids needed for muscle repair and growth.
  3. High in Fiber – It is rich in dietary fiber and promotes digestive health. It regulates blood sugar levels and helps lower cholesterol levels.
  4. Nutritious – It contains vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.
  5. Good For Heart: It reduces inflammation and improves blood flow. That is how it protects against heart diseases.
Fun fact about Buchwheat

Is this recipe vegan-friendly?

This broccoli and zucchini fritters recipe has parmesan cheese which is not vegan or plant-based. To make it vegan, either skip adding cheese or replace it with plant-based parmesan cheese.

How to store Kids’ or Toddler-friendly Broccoli and Zucchini Cutlets?

You can make a mixture of this cutlet and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Can we freeze Broccoli and Zucchini Cutlets?

This cutlet recipe is freezer-friendly too. Make small balls or patties and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, put them in a container or zip-lock bag. Use within a month.

To cook, take them out of the freezer and put them at room temperature for a few minutes. Cook or fry immediately. Do not thaw because they may become soggy.

Ingredients List – for quick reference

Easy Kids or Toddler Snack - Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters

Recipe Instructions

Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters (Cutlets for Toddlers)
Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters (Cutlets for Toddlers)

More Recipes – Let’s Make Your Toddler Eat…

  1. Beetroot – Beetroot Yogurt
  2. Oats, Broccoli, Bell Peppers – Mix Veg Oats Cutlets
  3. Whole Grain & Spices – Eggless Peppernut Cookies
  4. Whole Grain and Cacao Powder – Healthy “Shaun The Sheep” Chocolate Cream Cookies
  5. Sweet Potato & Nuts – Sweet Potato Cookies

Conclusion

Make your kids and toddlers eat whole foods, fresh vegetables, and seasonings in a tasty way. This recipe has oats and protein-rich buckwheat flour. They absorb moisture from the vegetables and make firm and healthy patties or cutlets. Do make this recipe for a snack, lunch, or dinner. Not just your kid but your entire family will love it.

Grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this delicious broccoli and zucchini fritters or cutlets. It is quick, easy, and gets ready in 15 minutes.

Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters (Cutlets for Toddlers)

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Richa

Protein-Rich Snack For Kids – Broccoli & Zucchini Cutlets | Toddler Recipe

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Vegetable cutlets are a fantastic way to sneak veggies into your child's diet while satisfying their taste buds. With this recipe, you can make them eat broccoli, zucchini, oats, buckwheat, and much more. Try it Today!

15

Servings

10 min

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

25 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Vegetables

      Grains and Flours

        Spices and Seasonings

          Dairy/Non-Dairy

              Steps

              1. Add all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Let it rest for at least 20 minutes. 
              2. There is no need to steam or cook vegetables. No need to squeeze out their juice.
              3. Take a small amount of the mixture and make a firm patty by rolling it between your palms. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixture.
              4. Heat a pan and add 2 to 3 Tbsp oil or ghee to it. Place cutlets and brush oil all over them. Cook on medium-low flame until golden brown. Flip and cook from the other side too. Repeat the same with all the cutlets.
              5. Remove them on tissue paper to absorb excess oil or ghee. Serve but cool a little bit so that your kid doesn't burn their mouth. 
              6. This makes a good lunch box item too.
              Note
              1. This recipe makes around 15 cutlets.
              2. Freeze the cutlets and use within a month. Cook while serving.
              3. Either grate the veggies or process them together in a food processor. 

              FAQs

              What is a Cutlet?
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              Cutlets are fried patties or balls made of potatoes, vegetables, or meat. Different spices and herbs are also added to enhance the flavors of cutlets. The ingredients are mashed together and shaped into a firm patty. The patties are then deep-fried, shallow-fried, or baked in an oven. These are also known as fritters, pakoras (pakoda), patty, or kebab.


              What is Oats?
              +
              Oats have earned a well-deserved reputation as a nutritional powerhouse, offering health many benefits and culinary versatility. Whether enjoyed as a comforting bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, incorporated into baked goods, or used as a nutritious thickener in soups and stews, oats are a staple ingredient in many kitchens all around the world. They come in multiple forms – quick oats or flakes, instant oats, rolled oats, steel-cut oats, whole oats, and oat flour. Each type of oats has its unique characteristics and uses in cooking. Whether you prefer the hearty texture of steel-cut oats or the convenience of quick oats there’s an option to suit every taste and lifestyle. Experiment with different types of oats to discover your favorite ways to enjoy this nutritious and versatile grain.

              What is Buckwheat (Kuttu)?
              +
              Buckwheat, also known as Kuttu in India, has a long history dating back thousands of years. Native to Central Asia, buckwheat was cultivated in China and later introduced to Europe by the Crusaders in the Middle Ages. It is a gem of the ingredients for its versatility and impressive nutritional profile. Despite its name, it is not related to wheat. It is not a grain but a seed. Buckwheat flour has been cherished for centuries in various cuisines worldwide, prized for its distinct nutty taste and numerous health benefits.

              What are the health benefits of Buckwheat?
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              Buckwheat is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Consuming it regularly contributes to overall health and well-being. Let’s dive into the health benefits of Buckwheat (Kuttu).

              1. Gluten-Free – It is naturally gluten-free. That is why, it is perfect for those sensitive to gluten.
              2. Rich in Protein – It is a good source of plant-based protein. It also contains all nine essential amino acids needed for muscle repair and growth.
              3. High in Fiber – It is rich in dietary fiber and promotes digestive health. It regulates blood sugar levels and helps lower cholesterol levels.
              4. Nutritious – It contains vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.
              5. Good For Heart: It reduces inflammation and improves blood flow. That is how it protects against heart diseases.

              Can we give Parmesan Cheese to babies and kids?
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              Parmesan cheese is high in sodium. Kids especially toddlers do not have a high sodium requirement. It is better to give them in small quantities.

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