One of the best parts about starting One Potato (if you live in California, Arizona or Colorado you have to check it out if you’re looking for easy to prepare organic meals delivered right to your home), is that I’m developing recipes that really need to be made around 30 minutes or less, have to be kid friendly and taste delicious. When it comes to creating family friendly vegetarian recipes it’s not always easy. Most vegetarian families I talk to say that most of the foods they’re offered are loaded with pasta, bread or cheese instead of what they really want and need, vegetables and nutritious proteins. These Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Tofu Croquettes are packed with both of those things plus tons and tons of flavor.
Whether you call them croquettes or cakes, to kids they’re just fancy words for foods you can hold and dip. I’ve been making Black Bean, Zucchini Parmesan and Millet Cakes for years because whether you’re a 40 year old adult or a 2 year old toddler they’re super easy to eat, packing in as much nutrition into every bite as possible. If you’re trying out baby led weaning you will see how these are an easy recipe for tiny hands to hold and little mouthes to chew. The silken tofu (you want to always buy organic) gives them a soft fluffy texture on the inside with a golden crust on the outside.
We love dipping them into ketchup, but barbecue sauce, mustard or even Veg-Wee Dip makes a fantastic accompaniment too. Don’t settle for ho hum vegetarian cuisine when you can make something that will get everyone super excited!
Photos by Matt Armendariz