Looking for a fun, vibrant and zesty way to increase the amount of greens you eat? Want a quick but impressive breakfast? A filling health conscious snack? Maybe you want your kids to be munching on these. Well keep on reading the recipe is right at your finger tips...
Some mornings I don't have a lot of time and rather than skipping breakfast or grabbing a sugar loaded bar, I love creating healthier options that I can grab whenever I need. I know there are many people out there who face the same struggle. I have had a few people confess to me that their weakness when it comes to their health is healthy eating. Many have asked me how to stay away from processed, junk food and this is my number one tip and really my one non-negotiable for each week, meal prep! I am someone who really enjoys cooking so it has been something that has been easy for me to incorporate into my weekly routine however even if you don't like to cook this is something you need to practise.
Really the secret to a healthy eating really is making it easy and accessible. The reason you lean towards sugar filled bars, chips, a shake or fast food is not only because of the taste but also because it is easy. Do yourself a favour and prepare yourself some healthy options for you to grab when you are running out of time. Everyone at times can be time poor, but if you have a delicious nutrient dense, vibrant and filling meal, when you run out of time you can grab the pre-prepared option and stick to your goals.
These fritters have honestly been my go to meal the last couple of weeks. On Sundays I have been prepping these delicious fritters and leaving them in the fridge to microwave. I then either pop them on a plate with poached eggs and avocado or lathering them with the lemon coconut yoghurt and alfalfa sprouts. This is such a great way not only to stay on track but also to up your green intake, which let's be honest, many of us need.
Healthy doesn't have to be hard, you just need to be prepared.
Now let's get cooking!
2 zucchinis, grated
Himalayan salt and pepper
2 large eggs
1 cup of kale shredded
1/4 cup of basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup of almond meal
1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
1 tablespoon of phyllium husk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Lemon coconut yoghurt
1/4 cup of coconut yoghurt
Juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
Himalayan salt and pepper
To make the fritters. Place the grated zucchini in a colander with some salt and leave to sit and drain for about 10mins. Squeeze out some of the remaining moisture, this will ensure your fritters hold together and aren't to watery.
In a mixing bowl, combine the zucchini and all other fritter ingredients (except the coconut oil) and mix well. You really want to make sure there are no clumps of any of the ingredients.
Melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan and spoon out mixture into the size fritters you are after and press down with an spatula.
After 3mins flip your fritters and cook the other side for another 2mins or until golden brown. Repeat until you have used up all of the batter.
To make the lemon coconut yoghurt you want to combine the coconut yoghurt with the lemon zest and juice. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
Plate up those beautiful green fritters, lather on your zesty yogurt and remember to chew as you eat :)
This recipe makes approximately 6 fritters (depending on size) and serves 2-3. I know kids can be a little fussy when it comes to the colour green. Why not make it fun and explain they are hulk fritters, put on your plate to help you grow big and strong. Or maybe with Christmas just around the corner, maybe they could be Grinch fritters. However you spin it, I hope you enjoy.
Keep crushing those goals!!