Zucchini, is a very versatile vegetable. It is a good source of fibre, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, folate, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and more! These cheesy zucchini fritters are a great way to get more zucchini goodness into your day! Why not try them for breakfast to kick start your days serves of vegetables.
3 zucchinis, grated
1 lemon, zested, chopped finely
¼ cup mint leaves, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ cup wholemeal plain flour
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
50g feta cheese
50g rocket leaves
1 tbs parmesan cheese
3 tbs Greek low fat yoghurt
In a bowl, mix together the zucchini, lemon zest, mint leaves, eggs, garlic, flour and breadcrumbs.
Crumble feta cheese over the top and mix through.
In a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, cook 2 tablespoons of the mixture for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat until all mixture has been used.
Serve on a bed of fresh rocket leaves, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, freshly ground black pepper and Greek yoghurt.
Instead of using zucchini you could use grated carrot or a variety of grated vegetables of your choice!
Make up a batch over the weekend and take them to work for your mid morning snack. Planning ahead helps you avoid those common pitfalls that get in the way of us managing our health and goals.