What do you do when you kids are complaining about eating the same sandwich every day? Make a batch of carrot and zucchini fritters! These tasty morsels are a definite lunch box favourite in my house  and super easy to bring along to work too. I just love that they are so quick and easy to whip up - from start to finish it takes me less than 10 minutes. You have got to be happy with that! Even better, you can make up a batch and keep them in the fridge to have on hand for an after school snack or for lunch the next day.

Nutritionally speaking they are perfect lunch box fodder. It's rich in protein for blood sugar regulation and focus, carbohydrates for energy, calcium for growing bones and 2 good serves of vegetables. I choose to use buckwheat flour for its rich magnesium content. You can, of course, use different types of flour to vary the taste. Think wholemeal, coconut, almond, quinoa or brown rice. The great thing about these fritters is that they are incredibly versatile, you can really use what ever is in your pantry and fridge on a given day as long as you use the basic egg/cheese/vegetable/flour combination.  You can even leave out the cheese if desired.

Bon Appetite!



1 small zucchini

1 small carrot

1 egg

1/4 cup buckwheat flour

1/4 cup grated cheese


Grate the zucchini and carrot. Place in colander and squeeze out as much excess fluid as possible.

Transfer to bowl and add buckwheat flour, grated cheese and egg to the mix.

Stir well until all ingredients are combined.

Heat 1 tlbsp of coconut oil or butter in fry pan on medium heat.

Drop 2 tlbsp measures of mix into the heated fry pan.

Cook for approx 1 1/2 minutes on either side or until golden and cooked through.

Serve and enjoy.


*Makes 4 fritters


Serve these tasty fritters as a delicious breakfast option  and serve topped with an egg and slices of avocado on the side.


Vary the vegetable content. To create a sweeter taste you could add some fresh corn or grated sweet potato. A handful of spinach is another good option.


These fritters can also be made with different herbs and spices. Turmeric is a beautiful winter warmer and cumin lends a more exotic, middle-eastern flavour.


Photo: So here is the first in a series of weekly, lunch box recipes - The Carrot and Zucchini Fritter (pictured in our fabulous goodbyn lunch box.) They are a perfect alternative to the daily sandwich. Your kids will love them, and I think you will too!!

 Carrot and Zucchini Fritters pictured in our goodbyn lunchbox




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