Cheesy Zuchini Bites

Many parents find added vegetables to lunchboxes as a high-risk activity; a gauntlet that may lead to the discovery of wilted food-stuff by the end of the school week or fermenting goods deep within a school bag by the end of term.

The fact is, school-aged kids need quite a lot of vegetables everyday. 4.5- 5.5 serves of salad or vegetables for most kids aged 4-18 years. Without this gauntlet being tested and vegetables being added to school lunchboxes, it's really hard to meet daily intake goals.

These cheesy zucchini bites make are a simple, nutritious and delicious option for the lunchbox. They can be enjoyed on their own or served with a dip such as hommos, spinach or cream-cheese base. 

They keep well in the fridge for a 2-3 days so can be easily prepared on the weekend or whipped up when preparing a mid-week dinner meal. 

Ingredients

2 zucchinis

¼ cup milk

1 egg

¾ cup plain flour

½ cup grated cheddar cheese

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Method

1.       Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180 0 C

2.       Slice zucchini into rings about 0.5cm in width

3.       Line a baking tray with baking-paper or lightly grease with oil spray

4.       Place egg and milk into a small bowl, lightly whisk together

5.       Place flour into a separate small bowl

6.       Place cheddar and parmesan into a small bowl together

7.       Dip each zucchini ring into the egg mixture before rolling into flour mixture. Remove excess flour and then roll in cheese mixture.

8.       Place coated zucchini ring onto baking tray and repeat until all rings are coated.

9.       Bake for ¬ 15- 20 minutes until golden brown.