Zucchini is not only delicious and tasty but it is a healthy alternative for snacking too. According to the USDA zucchini is low in carbohydrates, calories and even has 2.4 grams of protein. Parents know that sometimes getting kids to eat veggies can often feel tricky, but with the following kid friendly zucchini recipes, kids will be begging for more. This is a great way to get kids eating vegetables and introducing them into a healthier lifestyle.
Stuffed zucchini cup
Much like stuffed bell peppers these stuffed zucchini cups are nutritious and delicious. The recipe makes a total of six to eight servings, and will give your family a nutritious dinner that will leave them begging for more. This zucchini recipe is really easy to make and is also a great idea to serve at a dinner party or as a small entree for a potluck. It takes about 30 minutes to finish the entire recipe and about five minutes to cool to serve. If your family wants a little more for dinner serve with a fresh salad.
If you find that you have leftover zucchini consider following the recipe that The Girl Who Ate Everything brings to the table with zucchini fries. This is a tasty and easy to make zucchini recipe that is perfect to make as a snack or to have as a side dish with a meal. Seeing as they only take about 20 to 25 minutes they are ideal to make when in a rush.
These zucchini fries are not only great for a snack and dinner but would make a great appetizer to take to a potluck or house party. They're a tasty healthy alternative that will give everyone a healthy choice to enjoy and snatch up to their liking. Finger foods and snacks are perfect for parties, and their fry like appearance will appeal to children.
Zucchini Parmesan crisps
Much like the above zucchini fries, these tasty zucchini crisps are perfect for a snack food or as a side dish with a meal. They are a healthy alternative and also give a tiny bit of crunch because of the cheese. While French fries are considered a great thing to go with hamburgers, why not try these zucchini Parmesan crisps instead?
One serving has only 105 calories and has five grams of protein. It's a great source of molybdenum and vitamin C as well. Not only is it good for vitamin C it provides a daily dose of calcium, vitamin B 6 and manganese.
Kids will love these crispy critters with baked cheese on top, as kids seem to love veggies with a bit of cheese added for flavor. Give this a try at your next barbecue as a healthy alternative to French fries. This will give your guests who are watching their weight another choice with the taste of something baked without the calories of French fries.
Spicy zucchini muffins
As a final zucchini recipe to use in order to get rid of excess zucchini is the spicy zucchini muffin. Not only is this a tasty breakfast item but it can be eaten at any time of the day. It involves taking two to three zucchinis and grating them with the cheese grater.
A simple way to make a whole lot of muffins that taste yummy and also provide some nutrition. Kids will eat these up at breakfast and ask for seconds. These are perfect for on the go, in lunch bags and they're still sweet enough to be considered a dessert too. So go ahead, let the kids eat their veggies and have a few of these after dinner.
All together these zucchini recipes will not only help individuals to eat healthier, but they will help with getting kids to eat vegetables. They are all healthy tips on how to use zucchini in cooking without any trouble. All that is needed is excess zucchini and some time.