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


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.

  • Thank you for this recipe, love ones like this.

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  • They sound very tasty, thanks for sharing.

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  • these look very healthy, thankyou for this reciepe

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  • This would be the only way I’d even contemplate quinoa – it certainly doesn’t look appetising other ways I have seen it.

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  • I’ve not yet tried quinoa but believe I could try it in this form. I don’t think I’ll like the texture of it on its own, but it sounds yum in this form.

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  • Great recipe, thanx !

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  • Love, love, love. Am going to try this soon. They look so healthy and delicious.

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  • Great vegetarian snack; love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  • I love all these bite sized snacks.

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  • Great for getting what is needed into fussy eaters. Be great finger foods as that is all my toddlers want and some of the older adult children too. Got to love the tricky way mums added these things and their family do not know. Even hubby has no idea at times, thinking i am spoiling the younger ones, so now he gets this food too.

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  • Done, emailed self recipe will make sunday x

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  • Would love to sneak these into the kids lunchboxes

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  • In a word wonderful!

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  • Am so trying these. Always on the look out for new quinoa recipes.

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  • the snack or luchbox

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