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Spinach Croquettes

You know the drill, it's time to pack the kids' lunch box. Do you stretch your culinary muscle or do you go for the tried and true: sandwiches, pasta, or pizza? Let's be honest, quite often, we mothers are not seeking new options for lunch time. We want something healthy, fast, and struggle-free. The good news is: we can do all that and still attempt to broaden the options for our little ones.

So if like me, every night you ask yourself: “What am I going to send for school lunch tomorrow?" Here's a great answer: make some leftover magic and use what you had for dinner! It's practical, inexpensive, and a great way to switch up lunch everyday. With this in mind, I used some spinach from last night's dinner to whip up a new and healthy snack for the kids lunch - take a bite out of spinach croquettes. 

These croquettes are super simple, cheap, and nutritious. What I love the most from this recipe is that it gives me another straight forward idea to encourage kids (and particularly mine!) to vary their diet in a fun way. It is also a great idea for busy moms since these croquettes can be prepared early in the morning and very quickly. They are also delicious both hot and cold, so they'll be delicious whenever your little ones decided to dig in.

And healthy bonus: Green vegetables are rich in calcium, iron, vitamins and minerals, all of which are essential for the right development of our children. 

Spinach Croquettes

  • 10 to 11 ounces (baby spinach leaves or Swiss chard)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • olive oil

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