Healthy Baked Broccoli Cheese Tots

Healthy food is quite essential for complete well-being, especially for growing toddlers/kids. But it’s not easy to serve them veggies in the way they will like. Moms try to sneak veggies either in pasta sauces, smoothies, salads or gravy for a balanced diet. Even after that kids hardly approve any veggies with few exceptions like sweet peppers, cucumbers, carrots. So, how you are going to feed them broccoli, spinach or other greens which are nutritionally dense. These healthy baked broccoli cheese tots are a perfect snacks options for kids, even toddlers can enjoy this recipe, just avoid extra salt for them.broccoli cheese tots

I know that you must be thinking that these vegetables are boring even for adults; so how kids are going to like them? Here is an easy way; you can serve them broccoli in the form of snacks. These Broccoli cheese tots are packed with essential nutrients . Kids are going to love this recipe and it can be enjoyed by the whole family.  Baked broccoli tots

The main ingredient of this recipe is broccoli and there are numerous health benefits of broccoli. It is very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, and folate. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A, potassium, copper, and the trace amount of other nutrients.Broccoli is also concentrated in phytonutrients.

 

Tots ingredientsThe other important ingredient of this recipe is cheddar cheese. This provides essential nutrients, including protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium. I have used homemade bread crumbs which are easy to prepare and free for extra ingredients. You can use any whole grain bread to prepare fresh  bread crumbs whenever required.Baked Cheddar tots

It’s very easy to prepare these healthy baked broccoli cheese tots, just combine the ingredients, shape them and bake. These broccoli cheese tots are going to take less than 40 mins including baking time.Healthy Broccoli Tots

Yields 12-14 tots

Broccoli Cheese Healthy Baked Tots

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup broccoli (1 small broccoli head) steamed and diced.
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese.
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.(wheat breadcrumbs homemade)
  • 1 tbsp instant tapioca.
  • 1/4 cup cilantro washed and chopped.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (crushed).
  • salt according to taste (avoid extra salt for toddlers).
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF, grease a baking sheet lightly with olive oil or line it with a piece of parchment paper .
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly until totally combined.
  3. Take a tablespoon  and scope the mixture in your hands and gently press the mixture to form a ball  and shape it into tater tot. Place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven until golden brown for approximately 18-20 minutes, turning half way.
  5. Remove broccoli cheese tots from the oven.
  6. Serve warm with homemade yogurt dipping sauce/ tomato ketchup to toddlers and with barbecue, ranch or sriracha sauce to adults.
Recipe Type: Snacks
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