Mock Crab Cakes | Garden Green Zucchini Fritters | Healthy Recipe

A summer favorite I'd like to share my healthy Mock Zucchini Crab Cakes recipe made out of garden fresh Zucchini! It's also great for when you want a meatless lunch or meal. Air-Fryer friendly!

Mock Crab Cakes Zucchini Fritters

Are you wondering how to use up zucchini that you grow in your garden or the neighbors give you? Try these Zucchini Fritters !

Zucchini Recipes

As the mom of two college graduates, I'm pretty familiar with having had to constantly remind the kids to eat healthy.

Once they had their own apartments on and off campus, their eating habits changed for the better.  Both of my girls were college athletes, and often shared shopping for groceries, cooking and preparing meals with their roommates.

For students, eating at college is an entire new ball game, with late night pizza delivery and swinging by the food cart.  Even though some of these quick and simple options taste great, they're probably not healthy for a student's body.

Dress with a homemade Remoulade Sauce or Mediterranean Diet friendly Tzatziki sauce. 

Healthy Recipe Ideas Meatless Meals

The food choices students make can affect whether or not they're able to remain awake during class and whether or not they'll be susceptible to mononucleosis when it hits the college campus.  The problem isn't only about eating junk food, it's more  about not getting the proper proteins, carbs, vitamins, and minerals that people need.

Mock Crab Cake Fritters Zucchini

When it comes to defending against illnesses, minerals and vitamins are very important.  Just because they're important isn't a reason for students to run out and stock up on vitamins and supplements.  It's best for students to get their nutrition from food.

Vitamin A can be found in milk and diary products, Vitamin C in citric fruits,  and Vitamin E in nuts, green leafy vegetables, and whole wheat products.  This is the preferred way to get  nutrition, as your body relies on these vitamins for many reasons.

When the kids eat on campus, encourage them to skip on the soft drinks and  go right to the juice bar.  Explore the  different entrees available and go to the salad bar where there are fresh vegetables.  They can also try putting some broccoli and cauliflower in the microwave for steamed vegetables.  There are always healthy cereals and plenty of fresh fruit available in dining halls as well.

Always remember that eating healthy isn't just about avoiding greasy foods. Eating healthy involves getting a balanced diet and getting the right nutrients and vitamins to keep your body in peak performance - or at least awake during classes.

Here's a recipe for my favorite Zucchini Fritters. Serve with homemade tartar sauce or a Cajun Delta Sauce. You can also make it Mediterranean Diet compliant by substituting your favorite ingredients.

These can be air fried in an Air Fryer (I have a Ninja) or a good quality saute pan. 

Try these fritters for a meatless meal, vegetarian option, Meatless Monday or Lenten meal.

Zucchini Fritters

Here's other delightful plentiful Zucchini Recipes you may enjoy -

Easy clean-up with my Handmade Crochet Dishcloths from my Moomettes Crochet Shop !

Zucchini Fritters

2 c. coursely grated zucchini, unpeeled (about 1 medium)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 c. Italian bread crumbs (or whole wheat multigrain bread torn into crumbs)
1 tbl. mayonnaise (or Greek Yogurt)
1 tbl. Old Bay seasoning
1 egg, beaten
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl (grated zucchini and onion into a colander so some of the liquid could drain out).  The texture can be adjusted – if it’s too dry, add another egg; if too wet, add more brea crumbs (we had to add a couple extra tablespoons of crumbs.)

Heat some EEVO oil in a skillet.  Form mixture into patties and fry over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Can also be made in an air-fryer. Air fry at 375 * for 5 minutes. Flip, spray with EVOO and air fry additional 5-8 minutes. 

Can be made Mediterranean Diet compliant with your own substitutions.

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