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Kid-Friendly Broccoli and Carrot Vegetable Patties

I promised this week would not be a Mexican-inspired meal and I held true to my word and I am sharing one of my newest healthy recipes! These crispy broccoli and carrot vegetable patties are a very kid-friendly recipe as long as you merely blanch the veggies instead of cooking them.

kid-friendly broccoli and carrot vegetable patties

Crispy Broccoli and Carrot Vegetable Patties

Once the broccoli smell permeated the house, my three year old declared he wasn’t eating the smelly broccoli. And, he didn’t. I tried to convince them of how good they were with cheese and carrots and onions but nothing worked. Three year olds are very stubborn when they make up their minds! These crispy broccoli and carrot fritters are great to pair with other healthy healthy recipes! My older child absolutely loved this dish and I loved feeding them to her!

Health Benefits of Broccoli

We all know broccoli is healthy and good for us and we should all be eating more of it, but do you know why? Did you know that a cup of cooked broccoli offers as much vitamin C as an orange? Broccoli contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It also provides fiber and is low in calories according to the Dairy Council of California.

Here are some more facts about broccoli:

  • Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fiber.
  • Vitamin K – essential for the functioning of many proteins involved in blood clotting
  • Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damaging free radicals.
  • Fiber – diets high in fiber promote digestive health. A high fiber intake can also help lower cholesterol.
  • Potassium – a mineral and electrolyte that is essential for the function of nerves and heart contraction.
  • Folate – is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells in the body.

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Healthy Kid-Friendly Broccoli and Carrot Vegetable Fritters
Crispy Veggie Fritters
Broccoli and Carrot Fritters

Crispy Broccoli and Carrot Vegetable Patties

Ingredients
2 cups chopped steamed broccoli
2 medium carrots
¾ cups Flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the florets off the steamed broccoli and cutting them into small pieces. Cut the stalks into small, thin slices. Peel and chop the carrots roughly.
  2. In a food processor combine the flour, eggs, dijon mustard and garlic. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add in the chopped broccoli and carrots and stir through
  4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Once hot, use a ladle to spoon the batter into the pan to form small patties.
  5. Allow the fritters to cook for 3 minutes until lightly golden and then flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes on the other side. Once cooked transfer to a paper towel and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remainder of the fritters.


Crispy Broccoli and Carrot Fritters

  • 2 cups chopped (steamed broccoli)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • ¾ cups Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Start by cutting the florets off the steamed broccoli and cutting them into small pieces. Cut the stalks into small, thin slices. Peel and chop the carrots roughly.
  2. In a food processor combine the flour, eggs, dijon mustard and garlic. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add in the chopped broccoli and carrots and stir through
  4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Once hot, use a ladle to spoon the batter into the pan to form small patties.. Allow the fritters to cook for 3 minutes until lightly golden and then flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes on the other side. Once cooked transfer to a paper towel and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remainder of the fritters.

Try these amazingly easy and healthy vegetable patties for your family with these other meals this week!

Tuesday
Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Wednesday
Crockpot Pineapple Chicken

Thursday
Cannellini Bean Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

Friday
Thin-Crust Pizza Night!
This makes the best thin-crust pizza with semolina and bread flour. Make sure you follow her tips on handling the dough, too!


For more healthy meal plans, check out the Healthy Meal Plans page!




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Fitoru

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

My kids really love this broccoli carrot patties, healthy as well as delicious. Children are picky eaters but this recipe had really help me a lot to let my kids eat vegetables.

Life Diet Health

Friday 1st of March 2019

These look just my thing and I love how you've given nutritional info for broccoli. Thanks for linking up with Fiesta Friday - don't forget to add your party links for a chance to be featured the following week.

Kat @ Kat's 9 Lives

Friday 1st of March 2019

These look yummy and fun! Kids will love this new way to eat vegetables. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - enjoy the rest of your week!

Dee | Grammy's Grid

Monday 25th of February 2019

YUM! Gotta try these. Pinned ♥