Child-friendly vegetarian recipes to keep the entire family happy

To mark National Vegetarian Week we’d like to share some of our favourite veggie-filled snack recipes. Perfect for when you want to rustle up something quick and tasty to eat on the go.  Whether you’re looking to fully embrace the vegetarian lifestyle or just cut down on the amount of meat you eat these recipes are packed with veggies and are sure to be enjoyed by everyone – at anytime

 

Sweetcorn Fritters

Perfect for little chefs that enjoy stirring up the mixture, sweetcorn fritters are both fun to make and eat! Simply drain a large tin of sweet corn and poor into a bowl, add an egg, splash of milk, table spoon of self-raising flour, then season and stir.   Consistency can be adjusted by adding extra milk or flour. Then simply add a generous spoonful of mixture to a hot frying pan, fry for approximately 3mins each side. The recipe is easily adjustable and if you wanted, you can even add some grated carrot, frozen peas, diced onion or any of your veggie favourites from the fridge, for a tasty twist! Delicious hot or cold, as part of a meal or snack.

 

Savoury Muffins 

Delicious eaten on their own or served sliced with cream cheese, cherry tomatoes or even a chutney of your choice, savoury muffins are a perfect alternative for picnics or packed lunches!

Start with 250gm of mixed vegetables - grated carrot or courgette are both great options and work will with some peas. In a large bowl also add 125gm grated cheese, 2x beaten eggs, 125ml milk, 60ml Greek yoghurt and 60ml olive oil. Finally, gently fold in 250gm self raising flour, spoon into cupcake cases and bake for approximately 15mins at 190ͨ.

 

Hummus  

Beautifully simply and quick to make, hummus is a great lunchtime favourite. All you need to do is add 400g tinned chickpeas, 1 small clove of garlic, 1 tablespoon of tahini, a generous squeeze of lemon juice and a little extra virgin olive oil to a blender and blitz until you reach the desired consistency. Adding a little extra oil to loosen the mixture if necessary.

It’s delicious topped with a little paprika, roasted Mediterranean vegetables, olives or fresh coriander and served with warmed flatbread or vegetable sticks.

 

What’s your families favourite vegetarian snack? Why don’t you tweet us at @SpicersofHythe


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