Cauliflower au gratin
This cheesy casserole with crunchy topping will have your children begging for more
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 teaspoon garlic or onion powder
- 2 tablespoon light sour cream
- 1/4-1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar
- 1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut up cauliflower and boil until fork tender.
- Drain and let cool, then blend together in a food processor with garlic/onion powder, sour cream and milk.
- Fold in cheese, then transfer to a baking dish prepared with cooking spray.
- Top with bread crumbs and bake about 20-30 minutes.
This corn dish literally looks like party confetti! It's tough for a kid to pass up. The best part is that it's so easy you can switch out ingredients if your child has other favorites.
- 1 cup whole grain orzo, cooked according to directions on the package and cooled completely
- 1 cups cut corn (frozen, fresh or canned)
- 1 can pinto beans (or other favorite bean), drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 1/2 cup chopped onion, tomato, avocado, bell pepper and/or other favorites
- Lime juice to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Toss all ingredients in a large serving bowl.
- Squeeze a little lime juice over top and a dash of salt and pepper.
Crispy zuke fries
Imagine replacing ordinary French fries with these tasty treats! A mom can dream, can't she? Well, I don't have to with these babies.
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1-1/2 cups panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg white
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Peel zucchini and cut into fries.
- Set aside.
- Mix panko crumbs and Parmesan into a coating tray or shallow dish.
- Whisk egg white until frothy, then gently mix zucchini fries in it.
- Dredge zucchini into panko-crumb Parmesan mixture, pressing firmly to coat.
- Arrange on a baking sheet prepared with cooking spray.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Sprinkle additional Parmesan over top before serving.