If you’re a busy mum it’s easy to start relying on quick fix food and snacks for your toddler like, ready-made chicken nuggets, biscuits, crisps and tinned pasta. These easy meal solutions are even more attractive when you’ve spent ages preparing healthy meals only to have them put in the bin. Toddlers are notoriously fussy rejecting even the vaguest hint of vegetables.
However ready prepared foods are high in sugar and salt. Cooking fresh food from scratch so we know exactly what goes into it is the best choice for our family. So here is a simple recipe full of nutrition that my fifteen month old can’t get enough of that won’t take you forever to prepare.
Courgettes are low in calories and a great source of vitamin A and C. They also contain moderate levels of B complex group vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc.
Carrots are a very good source of biotin, vitamin K, dietary fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They are also rich in vitamin B1, folate, copper, vitamin E and vitamin B2.
The halloumi holds together really well when you cook making it ideal for these vegetarian fritters.
My halloumi, courgette and carrot fritters are best eaten straight out the pan, nice and hot and gooey with melted cheese. They also make a terrific portable picnic snack for children and adults.
One of the things I love most about this recipe is its versatility. My husband and I adore these vegetarian fritters as much as our daughter Alice does. You can serve them as a starter, finger food, a side dish or even as a sugar free breakfast. What more can I say?
180g halloumi, grated
1 courgette, grated
1 carrot grated
1 egg lightly beaten
2tbsp plain flour
salt & peper
- Put halloumi, courgette, carrot, flour and egg into a bowl, season and stir to combine.
- Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
- Cook three heaped tbsp’s mixture, about 3 at a time for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown.
- Drain on kitchen towel and serve.