veggie slice for kids 1

Independent little toddlers are the HARDEST to feed!  We have entered the “do it myself” stage, which is awesome if you have a spare gazillion hours each day…no, it’s mostly actually okay.  But food is definitely a new challenge because he must do it himself. He doesn’t need help, nope, not even when his food is falling from his spoon onto his top, no help needed.  Cue a veggie slice for kids!  So so simple for their little fingers to hold, and an excellent way to hide a heap of veggies (and keep a little of your sanity).

I’ve shared a few different vegetable slices for kids on here before, like veggie fritters, mini goat feta and zucchini quiche and carrot and zucchini loaf, but this one is for the health-food newbies who maybe don’t have things like coconut flour on hand.  Using everyday ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe, this veggie slice for kids will become a new best friend.

veggie slice for kids 2

For this recipe I used zucchini and carrot (total 1.5 cups grated), but you can replace with equal amounts of any of the below veggies:

  • sweet potato
  • pumpkin
  • potato
  • corn
  • beetroot (note: will turn your whole dish pink!)
  • leafy greens like spinach, kale, silver beet etc
  • parsnip, turnip, swede

Basically, any vegetable will work in place of zucchini and carrot, which leaves only your imagination and personal stock to play.

veggie slice for kids 3
veggie slice for kids 4
5.0 from 2 reviews
veggie slice for kids
 
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 free range (organic) eggs
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (roughly two medium zucchini's)
  • ½ cup grated carrot (roughly one medium carrot)
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed/chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp milk (use milk alternative for dairy free option)
  • 1 tbsp self raising flour (I used gluten free, but any flour with raising agent will work)
  • Pinch himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a medium sized baking dish with baking paper;
  2. In a fry pan, heat the coconut oil on medium heat;
  3. Add the grated vegetables, spring onion and garlic and saute until the vegetables have softened (approximately 5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside;
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and salt. Add the cooked vegetables and flour and stir until combined.
  5. Pour into the lined baking dish and place in the oven for 25 minutes, or until cooked through;
  6. Allow to cool and slice to serve.
  7. Serve warm.

Cooking for children is tough, but it doesn’t need to be challenging every day.  I love having quick and simple recipes to come back to on those days when you need something quick and simple.  This recipe will store in the fridge for a few days, so it is the perfect dish to bake on a Sunday night for quick dinners at the start of the week.

Would your children eat this veggie slice for kids?  What would be your pick of vegetables?

More food for toddlers.

11 Responses
  1. Great way to get kids to eat veggies but this is really a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom