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Courgette Pancakes (WF/GF)

I’m on a mission to find new ways to get veggies into the boy. He likes veggies and on a good day will eat pretty much anything. However when he is under the weather or teething he pulls a right face and hands it all right back to me. Which is frustrating. I find as a general rule he isn’t as keen when he is given large chunks of vegetables on the side of a meal. What he really gets on well with is having small pieces of vegetables mixed in something. All well and good, but it can leave me scratching my head a lunchtimes.

Lunch in our house is often a quick, thrown together, snack type meal – typically with vegetables on the side. So today I tried out adding grated courgette to my pancake recipe. OH MY DAYS. This was good. Amazingness in a pancake. Miss K doesn’t like courgette but will tolerate it if I grate it. She ate these up, asked for more and gave me a pass mark.

The boy looked at them and snarfed them up. Then asked for his train book “Choo Choo” Top marks I think.

 Dietitian UK: Courgette Pancakes

“Mummy you can make these again”  Miss K.

 

Courgette Pancakes
Serves 4
A quick lunchtime recipe that boosts the veggies up. Can be bulk cooked and frozen.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
162 calories
30 g
49 g
2 g
5 g
1 g
126 g
37 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
126g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
4%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg
16%
Sodium 37mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
11%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 130g rice flour (can use plain flour too)
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 egg
  4. 120ml milk
  5. 1 grated courgette
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour and baking powder together.
  2. Now add the egg and milk, beat together.
  3. Grate the courgette into the mix and stir in.
  4. Heat a pan or griddle plate until it is steaming hot.
  5. Wipe a small amount of oil on a piece of kitchen roll around the pan.
  6. Pour a ladle of pancake batter in and cook for a few minutes on each side.
Notes
  1. Super tasty when eaten warm with a little cheese on top!
  2. Will freeze well.
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calories
162
fat
2g
protein
5g
carbs
30g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Homemade bready swirls/pinwheels

So this is our first vlog in a long time. It’s taken me a while to work out a time when my kitchen is not looking like a bomb has hit it, whilst also having 2 happy kids and a charged video camera. Phew. I made it. 

Lunches are the one meal that I really find can….

a) get boring,

b) I forget about and then have to rummage in the fridge and hope for the best and

c)  is often eaten out of the house so needs to be well planned.

My kids are not great fans of sandwiches, so I try to have a creative lunch making session once a week and involve them as much as I dare. Savoury scones, pizza pinwheels and snack boxes with a range of crackers, veggies and whatever I have to hand are all favourites in our house. These bread swirls are great as they really are quick to make. My kids love to cook as you will see. I try to let them help as much as possible, it always leads to eating and mess, but also teaches them valuable skills and it’s good communication time too. If you don’t cook with your kids then I would really encourage you to give it a go. 

Bready Pinwheels
Yields 15
A quick, easy recipe that is great for lunch boxes, for making lunches for interesting and for sneaking extra veggies into lunches!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
117 calories
16 g
11 g
4 g
4 g
2 g
53 g
303 g
1 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
53g
Yields
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg
4%
Sodium 303mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
11%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 300g self raising flour
  2. 40g butter
  3. 180ml semi skimmed milk
  4. 100g cottage cheese
  5. 1 tomato chopped finely
  6. 50g cheese grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease a baking tray.
  3. Weigh out the flour and butter. Rub the butter into the flour.
  4. Add the milk and mix well to a dough.
  5. Knead lightly and roll out to a rectangle about 3cm thick.
  6. Spread the cottage cheese, tomato and cheese over the surface.
  7. Now roll up like a swiss roll.
  8. Cut up into chunks about 3cm thick.
  9. Place on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
Notes
  1. Try other toppings, get creative!
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calories
117
fat
4g
protein
4g
carbs
16g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/