I have really been trying to search for healthy snacks for Nugget and I. As easy as store-bought snacks are, I am also aware that many contain yucky preservatives, which end up defeating the whole ‘healthy snack’ purpose. Confession time: I really don’t like broccoli. I like it baked in my mom’s broccoli casserole, but other than that, I’m really not a huge fan. So….inspired by the combo of broccoli and cheese, I came across a recipe which I then tweaked to make it my own. These healthy treats are not only delicious, but filling too.
- 2 crowns of broccoli
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of whole grain or whole wheat bread crumbs (I made mine by toasting 3 slices of whole grain toast and blending in a food processor)
- 1-1/2 cups of grated fat-free cheddar cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut up broccoli into floret-sized pieces and steam or cook until tender. In a bowl, combine broccoli, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and salt & pepper. Mix well. Form into 2″ patties. Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 15 meetings, flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve immediately! :)
Stay warm and safe friends!