These are a smidge ‘next level’ from what I have been posting, but still something that many picky eaters could manage.
I put spring onions in mine, but if I had a child that wasn’t comfortable with green and/or onions I would omit from the recipe. If we do this they are a fairly uniform orange colour.
If your child eats only raw vegetables this could be a stretch. Which doesn’t mean don’t try but texturally it’s going to be very different. Or if they are okay with burgers and carrots, maybe call them ‘carrot burgers’.
Or perhaps your child is okay with fritters and in which case…
I have also added some extra ideas with the recipe on how to make them more readily accepted.
Having our child making these with us is a plus. They are very simple to make, and the ingredients are ones, which in general, are okay for picky eaters.
2 cups of grated carrot (I put into the microwave once grated for 2 minutes to soften – this makes them less crunchy, glues the fritter together better and has a less ‘bitty’ texture. If our child prefers raw veg then not cooking may be a better bet as they will be more crunchy)
½ cup flour (I used wholemeal)
1 egg (lightly whisked)
1 clove garlic (optional)
¼ cup chopped spring onion (optional)
Salt & pepper (to taste)
1 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
If you have a big cheese fan, adding ½ cup of grated cheese could be a win!
Combine everything well in a bowl
Fry on a medium heat until browning on both sides
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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