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Z is for Zucchini Bites | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Easy Toddler Breakfast

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers!

Today we're cooking Zucchini Bites for Z is for Zucchini.


If you've followed along for Cooking The Alphabet, you know one of our favorite kitchen skills is grating, and by now, your little one should be fairly confident with their use of a grater (though they still should be supervised closely!)


Zucchini Bites are a great way to reintroduce veggies that your little one may have started to refuse from their diet - as you can swap out the zucchini for another veggie like squash.


What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

  • 2 cups grated zucchini

  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (we used pre-shredded mozzarella)

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 tablespoons flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs


Two toddlers juicing fruit.
Measuring our shredded zucchini!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing ingredients

  • Grabbing tools

  • Washing zucchinis

  • Preheat oven to 350F


Then the fun part comes:

  • Grate zucchini, place on a clean cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Try to get them as dry as you can!

  • Put dry zucchini in a bowl and add cheese, eggs, flour, and Italian herbs and mix

  • Place balls of the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet - use a spatula or bottom of a cup to flatten each ball to be about 1/4" thick

  • Bake until crispy on the outside (15-25 min depending on how dry you were able to get your zucchini).


These didn't go over quite as well as the Pear Bites did, but both of my girls did try them! We didn't have a proper cheese cloth for squeezing our zucchini, so I don't think we got it as dry as it needed to be to really crisp up!


Remember to take photos of your little chef grating, mixing, and flattening!


Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the Z page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!


What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!


Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record, for example, "I had a wonderful time cooking the alphabet with you two! I hope this book helps you remember our cooking adventure! - Love, Mom"


Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:


I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for Z is for Zucchini Bites! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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