I thought it would be appropriate for my first post of the New Year to be a vegetable dish. I’ve been wanting to try this one for awhile now after seeing it on one of my favorite food blogs — Weekly Bite. Estela is so creative with food ideas for kids.
This turned out great! I offered it as a pre-dinner appetizer and Little D ate one and Big A nibbled (that is good for her!). I doubled the recipe because I have found that half bags of anything in my freezer tend not to get used or thrown out.
This makes a great finger food or as a snack or a side with dinner. Anyone else making something like this?
-16 oz bag of frozen mixed veggies (carrots, peas, corn, green beans, & lima beans)
-1 cup panko bread crumbs
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-Juice of 1 small lemon
-2.5 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook veggies according to package directions and let cook. Place veggies in a food processor and pulse a few times with over-processing.
In a large bowl, combine veggies, bread crumbs, egg, salt, garlic powder, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well using the back of your spoon to continue to mash the veggies.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and use a small scooper to make a small ball and then use your hands to form mixture into nugget size (I think mine were too big). Line onto baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degree for 40 minutes — flip nuggets halfway through cooking (after 20 minutes).