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20 Healthy Foods You Can Easily Prepare with Just a Grater

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
October 16, 2016 · 2.9k Views

When it’s time to prepare a meal at the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is deal with long and unnecessary prep work. This is the perfect time to utilize a classic kitchen gadget, your grater! Whip out this bad boy to cut down on chopping time and cut your meal prep time in half. We have assembled a list of 20 tasty recipes that are perfect for utilizing your grater and preparing dinner in a snap!


1. Skinny Zucchini Casserole

The perfect freezer meal, this recipe uses grated zucchini for a quick baked classic. It’s also a smart choice when watching your waistline.

Give Recipe by Zerrin


2. Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a refreshing dish that’s perfect on warm summer nights. In this recipe, it’s as easy as it is tasty by simply grating the cauliflower for adding that extra crispness.

Everyday Eileen by Eileen


3. Zucchini Meatballs

Give traditional meatballs a healthy twist by adding in some grated zucchini in place of meat and bread crumbs. This recipe can easily be made in advance and frozen.

Skinny Taste by Gina


4. Broccoli Parmesan Quinoa

Quinoa is a powerful superfood that’s a valuable addition to any diet. By adding grated broccoli to the mix you are able to add extra health benefits without the flavor being too overwhelming.

The Café Sucre Farine by Chris Scheuer


5. Low Carb Cauliflower Risotto

Creamy risotto is a comfort food classic that can easily be dressed up to impress guests. By using your grater for the cauliflower in this recipe you make perfect rice sized pieces that are a healthy alternative.

Amuse Your Bouche by Becca

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6. Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

Turkey burgers are a healthy choice when firing up the BBQ, but when you add some grated zucchini into the burger mix you are taking that healthy burger to a whole new level.

Skinny Tase by Gina


7. Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche with Leeks

Grate some sweet potato for the perfect consistency to create an easy pie crust substitute. Half the calories but all the flavor of the real thing.

Meaningful Eats by Erin


8. Homemade Zucchini Tortillas

If you are trying to cut back on carbs, chances are you’re missing your tortillas! Your grater makes this zucchini tortilla recipe a breeze.

Sweet as Honey by Carine


9. Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Another great way to cut back on carbs! Use grated Zucchini instead of rice to recreate a favorite cheesy dish.

The Recipe Critic by Alyssa


10. Paleo Sweet Potato Waffle

The paleo sweet potatoes are incredibly easy to use with your grater. They also taste amazing with some savory toppings like sour cream and diced turkey bacon.

Yuri Elkaim


11. Classic Carrot Raisin Salad

If you’re just looking for something light and fast to assemble, this recipe can be made quickly with your grater. Keep this recipe on hand for when you need to pack lunch in a hurry.

Deep South Dish by Mary


12. Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower is such a versatile veggie and can be used to make so many healthy versions of your favorite foods! In this recipe, grated cauliflower is used to make a satisfying pizza crust that can hold any type of toppings.

Crazed Mom by Nicole Cook


13. Baked Potato Latkes

Chef Savvy

This dish is perfect for brunch and takes little effort with the help of your grater. By baking the latkes instead of frying them, the recipe is much healthier than the original.

Spice Twist


14. Zucchini Fritters with Garlic Herb Yogurt Sauce

If you are one for preparing your food in advance, these zucchini fritters are easy to prep and are freezer friendly. They also are a hit with kids!

Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally


15. Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Combine the awesome flavor of two classic meals without doubling up your prep time. This recipe is another dish that can easily be made ahead of time and popped into the oven whenever you like.

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen


16. Carrot and Zucchini Bars

You can even use your grater to make on-the-go food! These carrot and zucchini bars are a perfect way to get your health fix when you’re out and about.

My Kitchen Escapades by Carole


17. Sweet Potato Fritters with Sriracha Mayo

Imagine the flavors of your favorite sweet potato fries simplified with the use of your grater. Add in the spicy kick of Sriracha mayo and this dish will quickly be added to your weekly rotation.

Ciao Chow Bambina


18. Crispy Hash Brown Haystacks

Breakfast hash browns don’t have to be a hassle. Use your grater to easily assemble this breakfast favorite and enjoy some crispy goodness.

Minimalist Baker by Dana


19. Homemade Tater Tots

Kids crazy for tater tots? It’s just as easy to whip up a batch yourself as it is to pick up a bag with mystery ingredients! Use your grater and know exactly what’s going into your kids' food!

Damn Delicious by Chungah


20. Cauliflower Fried Rice

By now you’ve probably heard all the fuss about cauliflower rice, but may be wondering how this simple veggie can imitate rice? With the help of a grater, you will get the perfect size and consistency of real rice, so good you won’t even miss the original.

Eat Yourself Skinny by Kelly


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.

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