These low fodmap zucchini fritters for babies are the perfect snack, lunch meal, or addition to the main meal. The zucchini quinoa fritters are made with five ingredients:
- Feta cheese
- Rice flour
Anyone looking for low fodmap zucchini recipes will love these easy zucchini fritters served with a yogurt dill sauce. I made these zucchini fritters for my baby girl, who is now a toddler, and she loved them! Thank god as some days I wonder if she will like anything new that I make.
These zucchini fritters for babies or anyone on the low fodmap diet are easy to make and bound to be enjoyed by the whole family, including babies and toddlers. The zucchini fritters are great for baby-led weaning, as I can say my one-year-old devoured them!
I find zucchini patties a great way to sneak vegetables into my baby girl’s diet and is also a great finger food that is soft for baby-led weaning.
Originally I created this low fodmap zucchini fritter recipe for people on the low fodmap diet with IBS in mind. But, when my one-year-old loved these, I thought all moms need to know about this recipe as a way to get healthy vegetables into their kid’s diet!
Zucchini is the perfect vegetable to combine with quinoa to make patties. The Italian flavors from the feta and basil season the low fodmap zucchini fritters right.
My toddler loves anything seasoned with feta, and I can understand why. Feta makes everything taste good! The low fodmap diet can be restricting, but at least you can enjoy feta in these delicious zucchini quinoa patties.
Tips for making the best zucchini fritters for babies
Cooking quinoa takes the longest time, so start by cooking the quinoa first. I like to batch cook quinoa as I use it in several recipes, including these baby zucchini fritters. Use a 2-1 ratio when cooking quinoa. For example, 1 cup water to half a cup quinoa. Bring the water with quinoa to a boil, then simmer on low for 15 minutes.
Grate zucchini using the fine side of a cheese grater. Squeeze the excess liquid from the grated zucchini using a fine mesh strainer and push down with your hand to squeeze the excess liquid from the zucchini. You can also place the grated zucchini in a small bowl, then press down hard to squeeze the Zucchini juice out.
Squeezing the zucchini will help reduce the wetness of the patties when cooking and require less flour to form into patties.
Combine the zucchini with the cooked quinoa, then mix in crumbled feta and pesto. Stir well before adding rice flour, mixing again, and forming into individual patties.
The recipe yields 6-8 low fodmap zucchini fritters that are also great for babies and toddlers.
I spiced these zucchini fritters with a low fodmap pesto. Mmm, pesto, feta, and zucchini are super yummy and blend well together. You can also season the patties with fresh chopped basil or dried basil if you cant find a storebought low fodmap pesto or don’t have the time to make a homemade low fodmap pesto.
Benefits of these quinoa zucchini patties
These zucchini patties are low fodmap and great for anyone temporarily on the low fodmap diet for IBS. They are also fantastic zucchini fritters for babies and toddlers older than one year, as they contain a fair bit of salt from the feta.
Quinoa is a low fodmap seed high in plant protein, zinc, and magnesium. Zinc is a crucial nutrient for the immune system to fight viruses and bacteria.
Zucchini is a low fodmap vegetable and contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B2, folate, B6, potassium, and manganese.
Feta cheese is an excellent source of vitamin B12, and B2, folate, B2, and B12 are essential nutrients required for the methylation pathway. This post connects the dots between MTHFR gene mutations, methylation, and SIBO.
The addition of quinoa and feta combined with zucchini yields a well-balanced meal with healthy macronutrients and micronutrients. Enjoy these low fodmap zucchini fritters on their own with a side of plain yogurt mixed with dried dill for a healthy lunch. They are also a great low fodmap appetizer or addition or addition to any meal.
These zucchini fritters are also perfect snacks to take with you or to have on hand to feed hungry babies and toddlers!
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Zucchini Fritters for Babies – Low Fodmap & GF
- Mixing bowl
- frying pan
- cheese and vegetable grater
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 2 tsp low fodmap pesto
- ¼ cup feta
- ½ cup rice flour
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Grate zucchini using the fine side of a cheese grater then place in a bowl and push down with your hand to squeeze out the excess liquid.
- Place grated zucchini in a bowl with cooked quinoa, feta cheese and pesto. Stir well before adding in the rice flour.
- Form into patties then place in a pan over medium heat greased with olive oil. Cook for approx 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.