Sweetcorn is one of those vegetables which gets a bad rep, but it doesn’t deserve it. Corn is a fantastic vegetable, rich in colour and nutrients, a wonderful food and usually very popular with picky eaters. Sweetcorn Fritters with Mango Salsa is a yummy, healthy and fun finger food recipe that your kids will love to find in their school lunch.
As a vegetable, sweetcorn is one of your five-a-day, and it has plenty of nutritional value. Picky eaters usually love sweetcorn as it tastes sweet, and while you might think that means it’s full of sugar, an ear of corn actually has about the same number of calories as an apple and less than a quarter the sugar. Another reason why this makes a super school lunch.
These little veggie fritters are made from simple everyday ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- Spring Onions
That’s pretty easy right?
You also don’t need too many dishes for this recipe. Just mix your flour, eggs, and milk with a whisk. Then fold in the sweetcorn and spring onions. You can totally do that, right?
Okay, next you just cook them until golden brown on each side. 🙂
Now I know you’re thinking, that mango salsa is going to be a pain… But it’s not! It’s as simple as dicing up a mango, a little sweet onion (just 1/4 of an onion), and coriander. Then squeeze a lime over it and stir!
Now in your back to school lunch box you have veggies, protein, and a side of fruit. Of course, I like to add more fruit or a little sweet treat just to finish off the lunch.
This recipe is part of my Baby Food Series for Dunnes Stores. I have been so delighted to work with a client who truly believes in what I am trying to do here at Baby Led Feeding.