This is also a great recipe for baby led weaners as although cheese and bread are salty, with only 1/12th of a slice of bread and less than 6g of cheese per 'bite' it's far better than giving a sandwich.
This is a variation I encourage you to try, especially if your courgette plants survived the onslaught of local slugs (mine, unfortunately did not) and you're currently trying to find new and interesting ways to use them in cooking. I don't know if you're like me but I love growing courgettes but I seem to be the only person in my family who likes to eat them!
Courgette (zucchini) and feta bites - makes 12
1 slice of bread, cut into small cubes
140g courgette (zucchini), grated
70g feta cheese, crumbled finely
Preheat the oven to 200oC, 400F. Oil a silicone mini muffin tin with olive oil (or use a small cupcake tin). Fill each hole with a dsp of the mixture.
Bake for 16 minutes or until firm and well browned.
Serve with vegetables of your choice.
It's great to expose kids to different cheeses from a young age. I've always hated hearing grown adults say "I don't like cheese" or "I don't like fish" and was determined my son would not grow up this way. There are so many cheeses out there that there is bound to be at least one you like. Fortunately my son is already a cheese fiend and recently at a local artisan cheese fair, around his second birthday was happily enjoying Stilton. On Saturday he was stealing my mussels when we were out for lunch together. I think the gift of enjoying food is such a great one to give a child.
If you have some feta cheese left, why not make some spanakopita? Or why not try Spinach and Feta mini muffins?
If you do have a glut of courgettes, try making this courgette pasta recipe where the courgette really is the star. Or make some courgette chips? Absolutely delicious!
I've linked this up here and to Meatless Mondays!