Use up root vegetables and eggs in this delicious baked loaf. Any root veg can be used - parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, beetroot, swede… If you don’t have courgettes, just use two different root veg, maybe carrot and parsnip? Or try cauliflower blitzed to “rice” in place of courgette. Use fresh herbs if you have some lying around!
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons and cups; chop using bridge/claw technique; use a box grater safely; use a vegetable peeler safely; use a hob (with adult supervision).
Knife, chopping board, box grater, vegetable peeler, saucepan, wooden spoon, measuring spoons, small bowl, whisk/fork, garlic press, ovenproof dish.
Gluten| Eggs | Milk
Please note the allergens listed above are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, peeled and grated
- 1 courgette, washed and grated
- 2 medium parsnips, peeled and grated
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1/2 tsp yeast extract
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- 20 g reduced fat mature Cheddar-type cheese
- 1 medium slice of wholemeal bread
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- Black pepper, to taste
- Salad or green vegetables, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / gas mark 6.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the grated vegetables and garlic and cook over a medium heat, stirring often. Cook until the veg are soft.
- Remove from the heat and add the herbs, tomato puree, yeast extract and some ground black pepper, then stir in the beaten eggs, breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Mix well.
- Tip the mixture into a lightly greased ovenproof dish and press down.
- Lightly press the halved cherry tomatoes onto the top of the loaf.
- Bake in the oven for around 40 minutes until steaming hot throughout and golden brown on top.
- While the loaf is baking, prepare the side salad or steam the green veg.
- Divide the loaf between the plates and put some salad or steamed green veggies on the side.
So thinking about Secret Garden Loaf ...
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Protein is essential for building and repairing our bodies.
|-||Energy||1595kJ / 381kcal||19%|
per 393g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 406kJ / 97kcal
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