Sweet potato is one of those healthy vegetables that is so available in the local market. Yet it reigns the list of veggies that I have absolutely failed to incorporate well in my kids diet; unless of course the sweet potato chips I made sometime last year in a moment of optimistic parenting counts!
So when I came across this recipe for my kids on Feeding Quinn it seemed like a good answer to my how-do-I-feed-my-kids-vegetables question!! I gave these a go last week and have to say that they turned out yum! The kids loved them as did we!
So now we have a new ‘kids food recipe!’
Sweet Potato And Lentil Bites
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion (finely chopped)
200g carrot (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
450g sweet potato cubes
100g (1/2 cup ) red lentils
250ml (1 cup) water
1 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
50g cheddar cheese (grated)
A dash of salt
- Pre heat oven to 190c / 375f
- Heat oil and sauté the onions, garlic and carrots for 5 mins.
- Add lentils and sweet potato and saute for a further minute
- Add water, cover and simmer on a low heat for approx 30 mins. (make sure to check and stir mixture so it does not burn)
- Mash together and chill.
- Add egg, cheese and coriander to mixture and stir to combine.
- Form into croquette shapes and roll in breadcrumbs
- Place on a greased baking tray, lightly spray with oil and cook for approx 30 mins (until golden)