Homemade Zucchini And Carrot Bars are fantastic finger foods for babies, kids and adults! These bars are easy to make and so delicious.
Homemade Zucchini And Carrot Bars
Eat real food made with fresh ingredients and offer your family healthy choices. Stay away from processed food, and cook your own snacks at home. Most commercial snacks are full of preservatives and refined sugars. There is nothing better for your family’s health than making your own food.
I started making these bars for my son when he was a toddler. They are just perfect for babies who are ready for some finger foods. My daughter enjoys these bars since she was approximately 9 months old.
If you are interested in other recipes for babies learning to eat solid foods, please see my 15 Minute Banana Oatmeal Pancakes and Homemade Yogurt Melts recipes. For now, let’s check out some of the benefits of zucchini (I think we all already know about the benefits of carrots, so I’ll spare you those details), then we’ll get to the recipe.
Health Benefits of Zucchini
Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a versatile and delicious summer squash that is packed with numerous health benefits. This low-calorie vegetable is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can support overall health and well-being. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the health benefits of zucchini.
- Lowers Risk of Chronic Diseases
Zucchini is a great source of antioxidants, such as vitamin C and beta-carotene, which can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. The high fiber content of zucchini can also support healthy digestion and help to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Promotes Weight Loss
Zucchini is a low-calorie and low-carbohydrate vegetable that can be a great addition to any weight loss diet. It is high in fiber, which can help to keep you feeling full for longer periods of time and reduce cravings for unhealthy snacks.
- Boosts Immune System
The vitamin C content in zucchini can help to support a healthy immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of zucchini can help to reduce inflammation in the body and support overall immune function.
- Improves Eye Health
Zucchini is a rich source of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy eyesight
How to choose the perfect ripe zucchini
When choosing a ripe zucchini at the supermarket, look for one that is firm and has a bright green color. Avoid zucchinis that are soft, wrinkled, or look bruised. The skin should be smooth. You can also gently press your thumb on the zucchini to make sure it feels firm and not mushy. Also, make sure you check the stem to make sure it is not dry and brittle. That means it’s either old or overripe.
For more ideas please see 5 Processed Kids Snacks You Should Avoid. You will find homemade recipes packed with nutrition and creativity.
You can store your Homemade Zucchini and Carrot Bars in the refrigerator for several days. I prefer to eat mine warm, right out of the oven…..yum…..I love baking with zucchini. If you are also a zucchini lover and interested in other easy-to-make recipes, please see The Best Homemade Zucchini Parmesan Chips. They’re really the best healthy chips!
Either way warm or cold these zucchini and carrot bars are yummy and perfect for a quick healthy snack. I am sharing this great recipe from Jan Purser.Print
Great finger food idea! Perfect for breakfast or snack.
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 cup grated carrot
- 2 shallots finely chopped
- 3 eggs, lightly whisked
- 1/3 cup of grated cheese
- 2 tbs finely chopped parsley*optional
- 1 tbs almond flour (you can use all purpose flour if you prefer)
- Olive oil
- Heat a little olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. A tablespoon is enough.
- Add the zucchini, carrot, and shallots, and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables soften.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
- Combine the vegetables with the eggs, cheese, parsley (*optional) and flour in a large bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
- Put the mixture into a baking square pan (lightly spread some butter or ghee before) and smooth the surface.
- Bake in oven for about 12 minutes @375 degrees, or until set. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Take them out of the pan cutting into bars.
- Category: Finger Food
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: zucchini, healthy, carrot, snack bars, kids, toddlers
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