These vegetable quinoa bites are a healthy snack or lunchbox treat, the recipe is courtesy of McKenzie’s.

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Ingredients (makes 40 Bites)

  • 2 cups McKenzie’s White Quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 2 Tbsp corn kernels
  • ¼ cup wholemeal flour
  • 150g feta, crumbled
  • 1 large egg
  • McKenzie’s Salt And Pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Mix all ingredients together. Shape into bite-size balls.
  2. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until cooked through and starting to turn golden.

Notes... When Nutrition Australia unveiled its 'new and improved' healthy food pyramid earlier this year, legumes was the one food group that appeared twice! Rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins, these healthy and cost effective vegetables should form part of a daily diet for both children and adults alike. These days the obesity levels in children are rising and Australian kids are eating more foods high in fat and sugars. Cleverly incorporating legumes and other healthy vegetables into their daily diet is one way of improving overall health and wellbeing.
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