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Several weeks ago I received an email from weelicious user, Katie Hamilton, kindly thanking me for our baby frittata recipe. I felt a great deal of pride reading that the only way Katie’s son would eat eggs was when she made him baby frittatas. Katie reciprocated by giving me the most genius recipe idea_ green cookies. Katie’s mother had made a them for her when she was a baby and Katie continues the tradition by making them for her son. If your toddler protests against eating greens, you have to get him to try these! I call them green treats only because I like for Kenya to associate cookies with dessert, but no matter you call them, I guarantee your family will call them delicious.

I made a dozen of these green treats when I was testing them out. I got one, Kenya had 3 and my husband polished off the rest. They're that good AND super healthy!

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Green Treats (Makes 12 Patties)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 6 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Bunch of Swiss Chard, stems removed and chopped (spinach will also work)
  • 2 Eggs, whisked
  • 1 Cup White or Whole Wheat Matzo Meal (whole wheat or plain-breadcrumbs will work too)
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • Oil for Cooking

Preparation

1. Cook the chard in a steamer pot of boiling water for 6-8 minutes or until tender.
2. Chop the chard very fine.
3. Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl and combine thoroughly.
4. Using your hands, form into small patties.
5. Heat about 1 tbsp of oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
6. Cook the patties for 3 minutes on each side or until golden.
7. Serve.
*After step 4, place patties on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes then place par-frozen patties in a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours and follow steps 5-7.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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    [...] to eat their greens”? This is one of the questions that I hear most often. When you make these Green Treats for your kids, you’ll be shocked at how much even the most finicky eater will love them! [...]

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  • Jennifer

    I just made a dozen of these and my little one (who refuses all green things) has had two already! I'm wondering how they store best and for how long?

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  • Betsy

    YUMMY! My kids gobbled these up. I used Collard Greens and served them with ketchup for lunch. The sesame seeds add a nice flavor. My son asked if we could call them Delicious Treats! Thank you for another great way to eat our greens.

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  • Magpye

    These are **really** good. I am out of sesame seeds and have been craving sage (I miss it in the summer) so I added some sage. It was really good, but since my daughter wanted to dip them into marinara sauce, I will probably try basil or rosemary next time. I think my husband will like them, too! I think these would be good made bite size as cocktail party finger foods.

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  • Jessica

    Probably a stupid question but when steaming the swiss chard, do you put it in a steamer basket or submerge it in the boiling water?

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    • Catherine

      i put it in a basket :)

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  • Tera

    I agree with Meg - surprisingly good. My toddler and I gobbled them up. I'll double the recipe next time. :-)

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  • Laura

    How much frozen spinach would you use?

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    • Catherine

      Just one package :)

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  • SD

    These really are that good! Mine were a little too soggy to form firm patties, though. Next time I'm going to get the water out of the steamed chard with the salad spinner.

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  • Brandy

    Wow, these are excellent! I've been meaning to make them for awhile now and finally did (now regretting we didn't try them sooner!) My picky 17 mo wolfed one down and I am thrilled, knowing how much chard was packed into just one. Love 'em!

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  • Rebeca The Average Parent

    just made these for lunch and the family loved them...even my junk food junky husband. I chopped the chard before steaming (it made everything fit in the steamer and was much easier than chopping afterwards) and served it with sour cream. I'll note that I liked the thinner patties that were more crunchy! Thanks for another great recipe!

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  • Jaime

    Has anyone tried freezing these little nuggets?

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    • Maurine

      I just pulled some out of the freezer, nuked them on defrost quickly, then cooked them up, tasted great! Follow her directions to freeze them!

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  • Annique79

    My 19 month old loved them. A little salty, maybe I didn't use enough chard.

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  • Lee Anne Lasky

    Quick question - why add the sesame seeds? looks? do they really add that much nutritional value? Have I just never had fresh enough ones, or do they really add any flavor?

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    • Catherine

      The sesame seeds add a nutty flavor and a nice slight crunch to the texture. They are also packed with Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin B1!

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  • Ellen

    Do they smell good? My child smells everything before trying it. If he doens't like the smell, he won't event taste it.

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    • Catherine

      They smell like sesame! Which I think is a wonderful scent! :)

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  • Julie P

    I too have been meaning to try this recipe forever. We just got a huge bunch of chard from our CSA and I finally made them. My 3 year old said yum the minute he bit one. But my toughest one to please- the hubby ate several and told me \" they were really good.\" Happy mom, happy wife tonight!!!

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  • Yvette

    Tried these tonight and really liked them but found them to be salty. Any recommendations on how much to reduce the salt for next time?

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  • yesim1cil

    Just made this! My son loved it with ketchup. Despite reducing salt to 3/4 tsp the patties were still salty :( I guess the best ratio is 1/2 tsp or may be even less. They are very healthy tough ;)

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  • Kate

    Could I use kale for these, instead of swiss chard?

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