Monday, May 12, 2014



i'd like to share one of my favorite easy-peasy toddler and husband approved recipes: veggie nuggets. they're SO simple to make and full of nutritional goodness. plus- they taste great.

if you have little kids who are picky about eating vegetables... i'd seriously recommend giving these nuggets a try. rorie used to eat so many different kinds of vegetables when she first started solid food and eating what we were eating. as she's grown it's been harder and harder to get her to eat vegetables. not sure why... but she always refuses what she previously liked (peas, green beans, & sweet potato to name a few). but she will gobble up these veggie nuggets no problem. and that girl loves her dip-dips, so we always offer some ketchup, too. 

here's how ya do it:

8 oz. (half a bag) frozen mixed veggies (carrots, peas, corn, green beans, & lima beans)
1 egg
1/2 c. panko bread crumbs (i always use whatever i have on hand- you can even make your own!)
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. garlic powder
juice of 1/2 small lemon
1 1/2 T. olive oil

preheat oven to 350 degrees.
cook veggies according to package directions. let cool. place veggies in a food processor and pulse a few times (don’t over process). in a large bowl, combine veggies, bread crumbs, egg, salt, garlic powder, lemon juice, & olive oil. mix well using the back of your spoon to continue to mash the veggies.
spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. using a small scooper or your hands, scoop the mixture onto the baking sheet. using your hand, shape into a nugget form.

bake at 350 degree for 40 minutes. flip nuggets to other side after 20 minutes.

enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! 

i always try to keep the ingredients on hand in case i need a quick and easy dinner option. basically, just frozen veggies, bread crumbs, and a lemon. not really that tough! let me know what you think if you try these!

you can find the original recipe here.

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