Phew what a week Fixers. My facebook and IG got hacked and I still have no access to those so bear with me if you’ve been following us over on either of those platforms. I honestly have no idea how long it will take to get back up and running… it’s been 6 long days and counting… I have three words for you.. two factor authentication. If you don’t have it turned on on your social media accounts go do it now!!! Ok enough with the PSA, here is part 2 of our healthy snacks for you and your littles series.
I struggle getting my kids to eat more veggies. I mean, apart from carrots and hummus, sweetcorn and hiding greens in smoothies I’m at a total loss here. But now I have another weapon in my arsenal: honey garlic cauliflower bites. I had my 5-year-old son help with these in hopes that if he had fun making them, he’d want to try them! I’ll tell you at the end if that actually worked…. there’s a good story here!
Ok so here is the recipe:
1 head of cauliflower cut into bite size pieces
2 cups whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
2 large eggs, whisked
For the sauce:
6 tbsp honey
4 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp onion powder
6 tbsp water and 2 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp liquid aminos or low sodium soy sauce
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Whisk eggs in one bowl and place 1/3 of the breadcrumbs in another. Line a baking sheet wth foil or parchment paper.
2. Dip cauliflower in egg mixture, shake off excess egg and then dip into breadcrumbs and roll until coated and place on baking sheet. Replace breadcrumbs with fresh crumbs as they get soggy from the egg and stop sticking!
3. Bake for 15-20 mins or until golden brown and crunchy.
4. While cauliflower is baking, make sauce on the stovetop. In a small bowl dissolve cornstarch in water and set aside. Add all the sauce ingredients except the cornstarch mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring until all ingredients are mixed. Then add the cornstarch and continue to stir until sauce thickens (about 2 mins). Allow sauce to cool to thicken more, then pour over the cauliflower.
5. Garnish with scallions if desired (my littles rejected this little bit of green as yuck of course. Sigh.)
So were these a hit with my 2 and 5 year olds? Reality… my 2-year-old wouldn’t touch them. My 5-year-old tried one, and didn’t finish it, so I added some red pepper flakes for me and my husband to pep them up for dinner, and that sparked a full on interrogation… whhhhhyyyy did you do that mummy?!?! I want some with my dinner!!!!! Seriously?!?!? I’ve since made them again and they were a hit…. minus red pepper flakes of course 😂
Next up I’m going to share a quinoa breakfast bar recipe with you… a great source of protein for your mornings on the go!