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Veggie Bites

20 minutes + cooking time 45 minutes

12 servings

Food Processor

There are many great things about this recipe, but my favorite is that it is a great healthy meal for Friday nights! I like to make this recipe when I feel like having a ‘burger & chips’ meal, but I want a healthy option :) Packed with fiber and micronutrients, these veggie bites are easy to prepare and can be stored in the fridge for 4 to 5 days to eat later in the week. They are also great for kid’s lunch boxes.


  • 1 small red onion

  • 1 tbsp solid extra virgin coconut oil

  • 3 carrots - peeled

  • 2 zucchinis - peeled

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

  • 1 cup chickpeas

  • 2 pasture-raised eggs

  • 100 grams  goat cheese

  • 1 tsp sea salt 

  • 1 tsp cumin.

  • For serving: 2 mashed avocados


  1. Preheat the oven at 170 C (340 F). I like fan-forced mode if you have it as it gives a really lovely and even golden colour. 

  2. Chop the onion finely. Add the coconut oil and the onion to a small saucepan and cook on low heat until caramelised.
    In a food processor, first, shred the zucchinis and the carrots finely. Then, add to a large bowl and set aside. 

  3. Change the blades on your food processor to the chopping blade, add the zucchini and carrot into the food processor bowl. Note: you can also shred the vegetables by hand if your food processor doesn’t shred. Then add the cooked onion, chickpeas, quinoa, eggs, salt, and cumin. Shred well for a few minutes until the mix has a dough-like consistency.

  4. Once all the ingredients are well combined, transfer the mix to a large bowl and add the goat cheese in small pieces. Combine gently with a spatula. Note that the mixture will be pretty wet. By hand, shape sticks about 4 x 6 cm or any other shape you like. Small squares or round burger shapes also work well. 

  5. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place the bites leaving some space between them as they grow a little once baked—Cook for 45 minutes or until crisp and golden.

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