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Zucchini Pancakes


If getting your kids to eat more vegetables comes easy for you, good for you.  But for the rest of us with kids that whine and decide not to like certain meals because of the vegetables, I feel your pain. I really do.

I am always trying to find ways for my kids to incorporate more vegetables into their diets and my efforts are usually met with grimaces followed by a negative attitude.  This doesn’t stop me from including vegetables and fruit each day.  However, finding creative ways to include vegetables so kids will like them can be challenging.

I had this thought the other day: If my kids will eat zucchini bread, why wouldn’t they eat zucchini pancakes?  The task I had before me was to come up with a scratch zucchini pancake recipe that my kids would not only eat, they would love.

Fortunately for me this proved to be easy.  Like spinach in fruit smoothies, adding shredded zucchini to pancake batter surprisingly doesn’t change the flavor or texture much – hardly noticeable if at all. Tastes the same as regular pancakes and the only difference is that you can visually see green tinged shreds.

What I have for you today is a great zucchini pancake recipe you could serve your family without getting much push back.  If you can get them to try one bite, I believe not only will they love them, they may request them for breakfast again. Enjoy!




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