This time of year, I have more recipes than I can possibly post because all the fresh foods have me incredibly inspired! Every week Walker, Vienna and I hit up at least one or two farmers markets, and this means I'm always in the kitchen whipping up something joyous.
Even though recipe development is part of my job at Joyous Health, it's not "work" for me. I absolutely love creating delicious and nutritious recipes for you!
Now that Vienna eats most foods, it's getting easier and easier to cook because I don't always have to give her a totally separate meal. This was the case with these incredibly yummy zucchini fritters. I had an excess of zucchini from my farmers market visit so I whipped up these fritters. Then I thought "why the heck am I not giving these to Vienna too?" So the next day, I gave her one for lunch and she gobbled it up! No funny faces or spitting out the ingredients onto her dress!
I got the inspiration for this post from Natasha's Kitchen. I changed up the original recipe and made it "joyous-approved." This means it's super healthy! Even if you don't eat dairy, you can easily swap out the goat cheddar a non-dairy cheese like Daiya. Daiya can be found at all health food stores and most grocery stores that have a natural foods section.
I cooked these on the stove and then popped them in the oven. If you prefer, you can cook them completely on the stovetop. I just find it easier to pop in the oven and then prep the rest of our meal. I made the Beautifying Crunchy Detox Salad to go along with these fritters. So many delicious flavours!
Because zucchinis are so quick to grate, I don't get my big heavy food processor out to do the job. I just use a cheese grater.
Zucchini are an incredibly nutritious and often overlooked superfood.
They contain high amounts of a special type of soluble fibre called pectin, which studies have linked to better insulin regulation and protection against diabetes.
Here's the recipe.
*Goat cheddar is simply hard goat cheese. It is similar in consistency to cheddar. You can find it in grocery stores that have a wide variety of cheeses or at a health food store.
**Daiya cheese is a dairy-free, vegan cheese alternative you can find at the health food store.
These taste amazing both warm and chilled. They will pack perfectly in a lunch bag, so be sure to save some for lunch.
Let me know if you try them out. Be sure to tag me on Instagram.
Have a joyous week!