I love me-self a fritter by using a number of different veggies (see my broccoli ones here, or my sweet potato ones here). I generally go by what is in season or readily available, as we know the more the veggie is in season, the more beneficial its nutrients are for you. The kiddos will love these too.
At the moment beetroots are quite readily available and I picked up some lovely organic ones from Harris Farm (how great is it that they are no longer plastic wrapping the organic veggies and also minimising on their plastic bag usage! It is certainly a good step in the right direction!)
I cannot begin to tell you how easy these little numbers are to whip up and they are just so great as an alternative to eggs on toast, instead you can be making yourself eggs on fritters. It will also ensure that you are getting in a good dose of veggies first thing in the morning, which is so important to reach your five-a-day target.
These bad boys also do not have to be locked into breakkie, they can be a great burger filler for your veggo friends at BBQ’s. Add spice, herbs to them and you can really boost the flavour.
Mine were made with a pinch of cumin and chilli flakes, sea salt and pepper. I had them with a couple of badly poached eggs and watercress!
This is why they are great for you:
Beetroot contains lots of important nutrients including vitamins A (peepers), B6 (perfect for PMS), C (Immunity), E (Skin) and K as well as protein, folate, dietary fibre, calcium, iron and potassium. Some preliminary research shows that they have been known to help defend cells against harmful carcinogens. Studies have also shown that they have high levels of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents within.
Chilli for breakkie i actually a great way to kickstart and stimulate your digestion (read my tips for maintaining healthy digestion here), chilli when in its raw state is a great source of vitamin C, so scatter some raw on top once finished