Stuff I Feed My Kid: Baked Zucchini Sticks

I haven’t done a Stuff I Feed My Kid post in a while.  Mostly because I don’t really cook anything special for Bug anymore.  He pretty much just eats what we eat at this point.  Since he eats a couple of hours before we do, Bug’s dinner usually consists of our leftovers from the night before.  I still try to keep a few healthy things in the freezer for him just in case our leftovers aren’t particularly nutritious.  One of those things is these baked zucchini sticks that I dreamed up one day.  I’m always on the lookout for easy things to make & freeze… so if you have any other ideas, feel free to send them my way!

Here’s what you need:

  • 2-3 zucchini
  • 1-2 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt/pepper/seasonings
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vinegar

Preheat your oven to 400 and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.  If you don’t have parchment paper, grease the sheets.  Cut the zucchini in half and then into sticks.

Set yourself up with 3 bowls.  In the first bowl, put the flour and whatever seasonings you wish.  I used salt, pepper & Zoe’s Seasoning, which Hubby’s aunt sends us from Birmingham.  I’m not even really sure what’s in it, but it’s awesome.  In the second bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk & vinegar.  In the third bowl, put the bread crumbs and more seasonings.  The toddler clinging to your legs is assurance that you are doing a great job.

Dip the zucchini sticks in each bowl… flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.

Place the breaded sticks on the baking sheets and bake for 10-20 minutes.  You might want to flip them over halfway through.  And, watch ’em.  They don’t really brown a whole lot, but once they do start to brown, they’ll burn quickly.

Buggy loves these, and frankly, so do Hubby & I.  I especially love them dipped in ranch dressing.  Bug loves them because they are soft enough for him to bite through them.  YUM.  And, they freeze pretty well.  To defrost, I microwave them for about 30 seconds.  If I’m defrosting them for me & Hubby, I’ll then put them in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes to crisp them up.


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    • He got his first one on Christmas, so he was 6 1/2 months. I think his second followed a couple of weeks later. His top two followed, but not until May… like right at 11 months. I think he walked before he got his top teeth! Since then, though, he’s gotten 8 more. Yikes!

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