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Broccoli Cheese Bites

Yesterday a dog in our community was bitten by a water moccasin. Let’s talk about being terrified. I checked up on the status of the dog this morning and she is doing well; thank God! I would have been mortified if something like that happened to Pippy or Sophie.

I love my little fur babies, even though Sophie has been barking all morning. I really mean that, she has been barking the ENTIRE morning. She is essentially trying to get Pippy to play with her. She’s so adorable, yet widely annoying at times. I love them both. The best part about the entire situation is that Pippy is in old man mode and could care less about this little fur ball. He’s going to wallop on her in a minute. Then she’ll go back to barking at her toys instead. She usually barks for two reasons: she wants to play desperately or she is terrified.

Last night I had to put her in Pippy’s crate while I was cooking dinner because she kept getting under my feet. Imagine a 3.5 pound pup chasing your toes while you’re handling hot food, raw food, and everything in between. I seriously think she would jump in the oven if she had the chance. Anyway, I put her in Pippy’s crate and she got lost in the blankets.

Yep, you read that correctly.

She got lost in his blankets. Terrified she began growling, crying and barking to find her way home. The worst part about it was that I could not save her because of the food I was handling. I mean, these Broccoli Cheese Bites were just one thing I was handling…. Raw eggs? I couldn’t just pull her to safety. {She was not in danger… don’t think that!}

Now that I’ve written too much information about my pups, I might as well move along to these delicious Broccoli Cheese Bites. They are great!

Nutritional Information
Servings: 15
Serving Size: 1 bite
Calories: 128.6
Fat: 8.5 g
Carbohydrates: 6.6 g
Fiber: .5 g
Protein: 8.9 g
Points+: 4

Ingredients:

Recipe Adapted From Stacey Snacks

16 ounces chopped broccoli, thawed and drained of liquid

1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded

3 eggs

1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl

With your hands, form small patties and lay on a slightly greased baking sheet {I made larger palm-sized bites|

Bake for 25 minutes, turn the patties after the first 15 minutes

Let cool and enjoy!

I seriously made these larger than I think I should have, but they were a perfect size for my Panda Bear. You can easily double the amount this recipe makes by making smaller broccoli bites.

xoxo Mel 

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