Saturday, March 23, 2013

Eat Your Veggies

My girls will not ingest a single piece of food that is green. 
Except a green M&M. 
I don't know where I went wrong but at some point they just stopped eating vegetables.  So this recipe is perfect to get some protein and veggies into a girl who doesn't like meat or veggies.

Below is the version I make that Roo gobbles up.
What Roo calls Zucchini Patties

Grate 1 cup of zucchini.
fingernails optional
Salt and drain for 30 min to remove excess water
photo bombed by Roo
Rinse and smash 1 can black beans
I love smashing things
the zucchini
the smashed beans
1 egg
20 crushed saltines
1/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese blend
2T chili powder
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t salt

I mix it together with my hands like a meatloaf or a salmon/chicken patty. 
Oh - did your mom ever make salmon patties using salmon from a can
where sometimes you saw that spine looking thing?  No?
not dog food
I just form them into patties and fry them in a little olive oil.
I eat mine with salsa and sour cream. 
Roo is a ketchup girl. 
Pink opts out.
that's a bread plate
they are about the size of
a small hamburger
I make 5 patties at ~20 carbs each.

A shout out to Roo who is slowly eating more veggies, two bites of sauteed zucchini or roasted or steamed cauliflower or broccoli and cauliflower smothered in cheese sauce or kale chips. 


  1. Huh. That looks like something I could try!

    I'm notoriously bad at eating balanced. I think I'd be perfectly happy (but probably not healthy) eating grilled cheese sandwiches for the rest of my life.

    Going to save this and give it a shot.


    1. Don't let this post fool grilled cheese is PB&J.

  2. YUM! I will make this as soon as I see a zucchini.

    It reminds me of a quesadilla filling I used to make w/ shredded Z, bb's, and shredded cheese. Replace the saltine carbs with the tortilla carbs et voila!

    My kids like it so they will lurv your patties.