Healthy Bites of Deliciousness – Zucchini Tots

Zucchini Tots | 2CookinMamas

It’s Healthy Kids Day! And what better way to make a meal more healthy for your kids than to change out tater tots for these zucchini tots which contain no saturated fats or cholesterol and are an excellent source of  dietary fiber. They will also benefit from their antioxidant value, as well as supplying folates, potassium, vitamin A, iron, manganese and zinc. And they are bundled in a package that looks like tater tots with a lot less calories (about 30). Give them a try, but don’t tell them what’s in them, and see what they think.

Zucchini Tots

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup zucchini, peeled & shredded (it took 2 small for me)
  • 1/4 sweet onion, chopped fine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (Parmesan can also be used)*

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with a non-stick spray.

Grate zucchini then wrap in paper towel and squeeze out all excess water. A dish towel can also be used.

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Divide evenly into muffin cups pressing down firmly as they are filled.

Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until brown and crisp on the outside.

Makes 24.

*To make gluten free change out the bread crumbs for gluten free bread crumbs such as Aleias. To make non-GMO cow dairy-free use Pecorino Romano or manchego cheese instead of cheddar or Parmesan.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
    04/17/2014 at 11:21 am

    I make something similar – these looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/17/2014 at 5:20 pm

      They are really good and the nice thing is the little kids love them and so do the big kids. lol

  • Reply
    blahnikbaker
    04/22/2014 at 1:07 am

    These look delicious!! And I know my hubs will love them 🙂

  • Reply
    Chicken with Avocado Salsa - 2 Cookin' Mamas
    11/02/2014 at 10:40 am

    […] served it with a side of black beans and rice but grilled corn or zucchini tots would also work […]

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