Zucchini Tots Recipe

Are you looking for creative ways to eat up all your zucchini?

Rather than trying to pawn off your bumper crop on your friends and neighbors, try this yummy and easy recipe for zucchini tots (like tater tots, but made with shredded zucchini rather than potatoes – get it?).

Here’s a giant zucchini from my mom’s garden in Florida

The trick to making your tots stick together in a tot like shape is squeezing as much of the moisture out as you can. This recipe (like all my favorite recipes) is easy, with minimal steps and only a handful of ingredients.

Keep reading for the full recipe below.

The basics: Shred your zucchini and dry it out. Mix it with spices, an egg, and breadcrumbs to bind everything together. Shape them into tots, and bake them in the oven.

Serve them with ranch, blue cheese, ketchup, bbq sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Zucchini “Tots” Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pepper
  • (optional) 1 tsp cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Grate zucchini into a large bowl. Add 1 tsp. salt (this will help pull out the moisture) and let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Wrap shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel and wring it out, straining as much of the liquid as possible.
  4. Dry your bowl, and put strained zucchini back in the bowl.
  5. Add egg, breadcrumbs, and seasonings and mix together.
  6. Form into a tot like shape (or a little cube, or ball- about a tablespoon each). This will make about 15 – 20 tots.
  7. Place tots on a parchment lined baking sheet with a little space between them.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes, or until they are crispy and browned on top.
  9. Serve with your choice of sauce (I’ve been digging Toby’s ranch dressing lately).

The July Five

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s washrag) you could do every day.

  • Washrag
  • Side Plank
  • Split Squat
  • Medicine Ball Push Up
  • Get Up

Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.

Washrag

Side Plank

Split Squat

Medicine Ball Pushup

Get Up

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program. 

Lemon, Basil, Corn, and Nectarine Salad

Looking for a side dish that requires zero cooking? Try this quick and easy summer salad.

Stone fruits are in season, and my hands down favorite is nectarines. Pair these with crunchy corn, creamy avocado, and a tangy lemon dressing for the perfect summer salad.

xoxo

Anne

Lemon, Basil, Corn, and Nectarine Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels sliced off the cob
  • 2-3 nectarines, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed

Directions:

  1. Make dressing by mixing together lemon juice, olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. My favorite way to do this is to put everything in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake it like I’m real mad at it.
  2. Put all your delicious fruits and veggies in a bowl, pour dressing over, and mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

This is a nice basic recipe, and you could for sure play with your herbs by using cilantro or parsley, or add some heat with cayenne pepper. Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

I’m Anne McCranie, the owner of Fluid Movement + Massage LLC.

Creating a Culture of Healthy Movement.

I offer these recipes to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice. To receive the latest Fluid news in your inbox each week, sign up for our newsletter in that little box over there to the right.

The June Five Exercises

About the Five: Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility. My hope is that you will go through these on your own or with me three times a week. Some moves (like this month’s tai chi twist) you could do every day.

  • Tai Chi Twist
  • Side Step
  • Step Up
  • Calf Raise
  • Single Leg Deadlift

This month we focus on legs!

I suggest you hold a weight in each hand for single leg deadlift. This also works well with a band under your back foot, making this a “closed chain” exercise. Can you go through one minute of each of these right now?

These photos are meant to jog your memory about the exercises we have done together. Please use your best judgment as to how suitable these are for you right now.

Thai Chi Twist

Side Squat

Step Up

Calf Raise

Single Leg Deadlift

These photos are meant to remind you of work we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.

If you’d like more detailed information on these exercises, click one of the links below:

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Listening To Understand Workshop

Do you avoid conflict?

Would you like to feel more connected in your relationships?

Do you have trouble expressing yourself during difficult conversations?

Often during an argument, we are planning what we are going to say next, instead of truly listening to the other person.

If you would like to develop the skill of listening to understand, join us Saturday June 19th for a 60 minute Zoom workshop.

I’m teaming up with Relationship Coach Kristen Mira to offer tools that will help you to navigate communication and conflict better. This one hour online workshop will set you on the right path to experience greater understanding and feeling more understood in your relationships. This workshop will help you to feel more confident, grounded and connected while navigating conflict, whether that’s in your most intimate relationships or with your boss, or coworker.

We will sit for a moment to get centered, then Kristin will offer tips on how to listen to understand. You will have an opportunity to practice these tips in a low stakes environment (with your Fluid friends).

Leave with a new understanding of why truly listening to understand is important, and know how to stay calm and centered in real world, stressful situations.

Click here to sign up today!