No, I promise that these are legitimately good. A healthy snack or side to a meal that is full of veggies doesn’t bring the word “nugget” to mind. But I read this recipe online this morning and decided that it was something that I had to try. I am married to the most wonderful man, but he’s got the eating habits of a 7 year old. So if I can pull this one off, making a nugget that he’ll eat with joy, I’ll go down in history as a “cool” wife and have a guilt-free conscious.
Assorted spices to your liking. I used garlic powder, salt, cayenne, and pepper.
What to do:
1. Cook the frozen vegetables as directed on the package. Allow them to cool and then chop in a food processor. Don’t let the pieces get too small; a little vegetable shape will remind you that you’re eating something yummy, but nutritious.
2. Crush the 1 Cup of Cheerios. Now you can use anything that would be considered a substitute for bread crumbs. I chose Cheerios because:
a. I had them
b. They are heart healthy
3. Mix all ingredients, veggies, crushed Cheerios, egg white, olive oil, and spices in a bowl.
4. Form small balls of the mixture and then pat them into a nugget shape. I chose to make mine a little more round, but next time I’ll do better.
5. Place nuggets on a cookie sheet that’s been treated with a little olive oil and bake for 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Flip them nuggets over after 20 minutes.