Since my birthday celebrations early last week, I’ve been eating like a woman possessed and no food is safe around me. It’s not gone unnoticed, but it’s GOT TO STOP!!! So it was with my ever-expanding waistline in mind, that I started searching for healthy recipes that are quick and family-friendly too. That’s when I came across this gem: Quinoa and Zucchini Fritters by The Organised Housewife!
Unlike The Organised Housewife, I’m anything BUT organised, so despite have bought all the ingredients for this recipe prior to making the fritters, I’d used up all of my zucchini up making a different dish earlier in the week, so I was forced to substitute the zucchini with broccoli and carrot instead (and it totally worked!). What can I say: These fritters are delicious! Even the husband ate them and he’s not a fan of veggies in any way, shape or form. Win!
The thing that makes these fritters different (and delicious) is the inclusion of the quinoa. Despite loving the stuff and eating a lot of it after Violet was born (it’s very good for Mama’s who are recovering after child birth due to it’s high protein/iron levels), I’d never really cooked it from scratch, so I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to prepare (just like cooking rice). The result however is much lighter and easier to digest too.
If you have no idea how to cook quinoa (like me), The Organised Houswife has kindly shared how to cook perfect quinoa over on her blog too! She really lives up to her name, doesn’t she?
We had our fritters with a little side salad and some sweet chilli sauce, but they’d also be delicious on a burger instead of a meat patty, or chopped up with some pasta or noodles perhaps!