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Place the grated zucchini and carrot into a sieve and strain out any excess liquid. Place the strained vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Add the strained corn kernels, chicken breast mince, dried breadcrumbs, chicken stock powder and the egg and mix well to combine.

Take tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture and form into a nugget shape. Coat with the panko crumbs and place onto the baking trays. Spray the chicken and vegetable nuggets with cooking spray.

These chicken and vegetable nuggets can be frozen after cooking. Place the zucchini and carrot into the Thermomix bowl. Press Turbo times, or until finely grated you'll need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of times.

Which I initially used as the soup broth for this healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup and while tasty, it had a distinct cauliflower flavour which was not what I was after.

I was specifically trying to make a super low cal cream of vegetable soup, so I wanted the white soup broth to have a fairly neutral but seasoned flavour. Two zucchinis in the bottom of my fridge past their used by date.

I knew it would thicken the soup and add silkiness just like in my Creamy Zucchini Soup — except this soup would be white. The soup broth is also flavoured with onion and garlic which is cooked with the cauliflower and zucchini in vegetable broth and water until soft, then whizzed up until silky smooth.

But does it stand on its own as a seriously delicious soup for a ridiculously low amount of calories for a gigantic VERY filling bowl? I know some people would use all the calorie credits for a little sweet treat.

Bring on the grilled cheese. It's a cream of vegetable soup Super low cal and gluten free, the soup broth is made using whizzed up peeled zucchini, cauliflower and onion. Using zucchini tempers the distinct flavour of cauliflower so the broth is more of a neutral flavour. It looks just like creamy soups thickened using butter and flour and often cream! Place cauliflower for broth in a large pot.

Add zucchini, onion, whole garlic cloves, vegetable broth and water. Transfer to blender Note 3 , add garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and milk. Place lid on, place tea towel on lid and hold down very firmly, then whizz to puree soup, starting on low then getting faster.

Don't get too hung up about accuracy of size, there's flex in this recipe in terms of soup thickness. Cook from frozen, use per recipe. Work in batches if your blender is on the small size.

Also, stick blender will work here but because it's not as powerful, the soup won't be quite as silky smooth. Also, I suggest cooking the vegetables for an extra 5 minutes to make them even softer.

Nutrition per serving, assuming 6 servings about 2 heaped cups, one generous sized bowl which is filling. In this case, no, just raw cauliflower!

This soup is very good. Perfect for a cold rainy Sydney day. I am not known for making low-cal anything because I find such recipes somewhat dull on the palate but this soup is a keeper: I raided the fridge and had everything I needed and it is also very cheap to make and of course healthy.

This will balance out the Katsu curry I made from your mother last week. It was so good we are having it every month from now on. I also left zucchini chunks out as not a massive fan and added a small amount of wholegrain mustard to the sauce. I made this soup today, Nagi and it really delivers! He-who-must-be-loved will flip over this when he tastes it.

I also put it on a Soup club site I belong too. The Souperati were onto it minutes after I posted it. So thank you for spreading the joy. I also wanted to leave you a tip I use to reduce the amount of cream and butter I use in my creamy chowder recipes. I use instant potato flakes to thicken the broth and then just a small amount of evaporated milk 1 small can usually until I reach the desired consistency and taste.

Cuts calories and fat dramatically without sacrificing flavor or texture. Encourage your child to eat more fruit and vegetables If you follow healthy eating habits, your child may eventually follow your lead. Keep offering fruit and vegetables in a variety of ways, as children are more likely to eat what is familiar to them. Never assume your child dislikes a particular fruit or vegetable. The next time you offer it may be the day they decide to try it.

The five steps to success include: Involving your child in food preparation and planning Enjoy fruit and vegetables Presentation Include fruit and vegetables wherever possible Keep trying. Involve your child in food preparation and planning Suggestions include: Involve your child in choosing which fruit or vegetables they would like. Take your child fruit and vegetable shopping and let them see, smell and feel the fruit and vegetables with you.

Ask your child to draw a picture and describe the food to you. Let your child help wash and prepare fruit and vegetables. Use this opportunity to explore new colours and shapes. Encourage their skills by letting them make a simple salad to serve themselves.

Count out grapes or berries together into a bowl. Grow some vegetables or herbs in the garden or pot. Let your child water and nurture the plant. Enjoy fruit and vegetables Suggestions include: Remember to enjoy meals together with your child whenever possible. If your child sees you eating and enjoying a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, they are more likely to join in.

Sometimes a child may prefer their vegetables raw rather than cooked. A child may refuse new foods if mealtimes are stressful, so try and focus on the positives about the meal and avoid arguments. Keep a bowl of fresh fruit handy. Keep some vegetables such as peas, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and mushrooms in the fridge to grab for a quick snack. Make vegetables and fruit look great on the plate. Serve different coloured fruit and vegetables, chop them up for a change or serve them on a special plate.

For reluctant eaters, try a new fruit and vegetable once a week. Include fruit and vegetables wherever possible Suggestions include: Include vegetables and fruit in a range of ways and with most meals and snacks. Rather than searching for new recipes, try to increase the variety or amount of vegetables added to your favourite family recipes such as pasta sauces, soups or stir-fries.

Snack suggestions Include vegetables and fruit in snacks too. Try these ideas for snacks: Corn on the cob Jacket potato Pumpkin soup or minestrone Plain homemade popcorn Cut-up vegetables with salsa or yoghurt dips Muffins, pikelets or cakes made with added fruit or vegetables Frozen fruit or vegetable segments Skewers of fruit Stewed fruit Fruit crumble Tinned fruits in juice Fruit salad or a fruit platter. Keep trying Suggestions include: Children need to have the opportunity to learn, or sometimes to re-learn, to enjoy fruit and vegetables.

Your role is to make them available. Remember your child may need to see a fruit or vegetable 10 or more times before they are ready to try it! Encourage them to try but let them decide whether or not they eat them. Offer crunchy, raw vegetables before the main meal, when children are often most hungry. Try to avoid preparing alternative options to the meal you have prepared. Your child may choose to leave certain foods, but will learn to accept the meal offered if nothing else is put forward.

Healthy choices All vegetables and fruits are healthy. Fruit and vegetables may be any colour, shape, texture or variety.

They can be fresh, frozen, tinned or dried. They may be raw, cooked, steamed, boiled, microwaved, stir-fried or roasted. Try to choose different coloured fruit and vegetables, particularly orange, green and red.

Some examples are melon, stone fruit, broccoli, spinach, leafy greens, tomatoes, carrot and pumpkin. Sometimes vegetables and fruit can seem expensive. To keep down the cost, choose those in season and use frozen or tinned varieties as well.

Other issues Common fruit and vegetable related issues include: Fruit juices are not necessary — it is better to eat the fruit instead and have a thirst-quenching glass of water.

Fruit juices may be a good source of some vitamins, but the downside is they are high in natural sugars and low in fibre.

Potato chips are not the best way to eat potato — chips and crisps are made from potatoes but prepared by cooking in oil. They are high in fat and salt, and best left for special occasions. Children will enjoy a fresh fruit platter or frozen fruit pieces if offered instead. Wash all fruit and vegetables — research shows that the amount of pesticides on fresh vegetables and fruit is very low and no reason for concern, even in very young children and breastfeeding mothers.

However, vegetables and fruit should still always be washed before eating to reduce the risk from any microbial contamination. Follow the seasons — when vegetables and fruit are out of season and more expensive, save money by using frozen, tinned or dried vegetables and fruit.

These have vitamin and nutritional contents similar to fresh products. Where to get help Dietitians Association of Australia Tel.

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