- Coconut Oil
- 1 cup of organic grated zucchini
- 1 large free range egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 medium onion, finely minced
- 1/4 cup raw cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup tapioca starch or coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease baking sheet with coconut oil.
- Place grated zucchini into a clean dish towel and wring all of the excess water out.
- In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon of the mixture in your hands and roll into small ovals. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Bake until golden.
So much YUM!!!
These tots taste just as good as the ones that aren’t good for you! In fact, you may end up liking these even better!
Zucchini: A Perfect Fit for These Tots
Using grated zucchini instead of mashed potato for these tots might be one of the best decisions you can make. Zucchini is a perfect alternative not just because of its fresh taste, but because of the additional health benefits you can get from it. Zucchini is a low-calorie vegetable that does not contain bad cholesterol and unhealthy fats, but is rich in dietary fiber. This is good news for people who are watching their weight, and/or those who want to increase their daily fiber intake.
Meanwhile, flavonoid antioxidants like zeaxanthin, carotenes and lutein in zucchini may help with slowing down aging, preventing diseases and eradicating harmful free radicals from your body. Zucchini’s mineral content is impressive, too. Apart from iron, manganese and phosphorus, these minerals deliver the following benefits:
- Potassium: assists in moderating blood pressure levels and counteracting the effects of consuming too much sodium
- Zinc and magnesium: can help ensure healthy blood sugar regulation
If you want to reap zucchini’s health benefits, retain the skin when adding it to your dishes. Most of zucchini’s antioxidant and fiber content are in this area. Plus, always make sure to purchase this vegetable organic, as most zucchini in the U.S. today is genetically modified.
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Until next time, healthy eats!!!
Kaurich Chiropractic & Wellness Center