Introduction: 10 Easy Snacks for Toddler & Family ( 1 Snack for ALL :)

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Here is 10 Easy Toddler-Friendly Snacks for Family.. 1 snack for ALL .. Enjoy :)

I have added 10 Snacks Recipes in 10 Steps.

Step 1: Snack #1 - Vegetable Shapes Patty ( Cutlet )

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Recipe #1 - Vegetable Shapes Patty ( cutlet )

Ingredients: ( for #1 - Veg shapes Patty )

3/4 cup - Carrot ( grated fine )
1/2 cup - Cauliflower ( grated fine )
1 - Big Potato ( Boiled ) ( or 2 medium potatoes )
1/2 tsp - salt
1/4 tsp - pepper powder
1/2 tsp - cumin powder ( optional )
Oil - as needed ( to shape patty, shallow fry or bake )

Method:

Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients

Step 2) Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F

Step 3) Mash the boiled potato

Step 4) Add the salt, pepper, cumin powder and mix..

Step 5) Add the grated carrot, cauliflower and mix together..

Step 6) Coat with a tsp of oil

Step 7) Grease your palms with a tsp of oil and start making the patties .. ( shape as you like :).. ( I shaped into square, triangle, circle, star, rectangle and diamond ... these shapes are really fun for the kids and encourages them to eat it :)

Step 8) Drizzle some oil over the patties and Bake at 200C / 400F until lightly golden on top.. ( takes 10 -15 minutes ) ..

Once the patties are ready, Flip them and let it sit for 2 minutes on the tray .. and then serve plain ( or with your favourite sauce )..

Step 2: Snack #2 - Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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Recipe #2 - Chicken Nuggets Recipe


Ingredients: ( for #2 - Chicken Nuggets )

2 boneless chicken breast ( cut into thin squares )
2 tbsp - yogurt
2 tsp - tomato sauce
3/4 tsp - salt
1 cup - bread crumbs ( or more if needed )
1/2 - lemon juice ( or 1 tsp lemon juice )
oil - as needed ( to shallow fry or bake )

Spice powders : 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp - chilli powder, 2 tsp - fennel powder ,
2 tsp - coriander powder, 1/4 tsp - pepper powder

Method:


Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients

Step 2) Marinate the chicken: To the chicken, add lemon juice, spice powders, salt, tomato sauce, yogurt and mix..

Step 3) Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F

Step 4) Coat the marinated chicken with bread crumbs and place on a plate/baking tray..

Step 5) Grease the baking tray lined with foil or baking mat, arrange the crumbed chicken pieces and drzzile some oil on top..

Step 6) Bake at 200C / 400F until golden orange on top.. ( takes 15 - 20 minutes ..)

For stove-top method:

  • Heat a fry pan with little oil..
  • Once the oil is hot, add the crumbed chicken in single layer..fry until bottom-side turns light brown .. ( takes 4 - 5 minutes on medium-heat )..
  • Once the bottom turns brown, flip and cook the other side until brown ..( takes 4 - 5 minutes ..)
  • when both the sides are done, take them onto a kitchen tissue.. and serve ..
  • Enjoy with your favourite sauce :)

Step 3: Snack #3 - Bread Pizza Fingers Recipe

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Recipe #3 - Bread Pizza Fingers recipe

Ingredients : ( For #3 - Bread Pizza Fingers )

6 - 8 White Bread Slices
1/4 cup - chopped olives
1/2 cup - chopped bell pepper ( capsicum)
1 Cup - Mozzarella cheese ( or pizza cheese )
2 Tbsp - Tomato sauce ( or ketchup )

note: you can add any toppings of your choice :)..

Method:


Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients.

Step 2) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 3) Line a baking tray with foil and arrange the bread slices..

Step 4) Spread a tsp of sauce/ketchup ..

Step 5) Scatter some cheese on top ..

Step 6) Arrange the toppings .. ( bell pepper & olives )

Step 7) Bake at 200 C / 400 F for 10 minutes .. ( or until you see brown spots over the cheese ) ..

To Serve your toddler : Cut the bread into small fingers and serve ..

Step 4: Snack #4 - Simple Cream Cheese Puff Recipe

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Recipe #4 - Simple Cream Cheese Puff recipe

Ingredients: ( for #4 - Simple Cream Cheese Puff )

250 gms - Cream Cheese ( softened at room temperature )
2 Tbsp - Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract ( or 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste )
Puff pastry sheets - cut into 3x3 or 4x4 squares..

Method:


Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients.

Step 2) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 3) Into a bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and stir well ..

Step 4) Cut the puff pastry sheets into ( 5x5 squares for big puffs or 3x3 squares for small puffs )

Step 5) Spoon a tbsp of cheese mixture into the centre of pastry sheets, seal the edges well and place on a baking tray...

Step 6) Bake at 200 C / 400 F until the top turns golden orange .. ( takes 10 -15 minutes )..

To Serve your toddler: Cut the puffs into 2 pieces.. let the cheese cool down and then serve ..

Step 5: Snack #5 - Vegetable Puff Sticks Recipe 

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Recipe #5 - Vegetable Puff Sticks recipe

Ingredients: ( For #5 - Vegetable Puff sticks)

2 Cups - mixed Vegetable pieces ( carrot, beans, peas, corn, cauliflower )
2 tsp - Oil
1/4 tsp - pepper,
1/4 tsp - turmeric powder ( optional )
1/4 tsp - salt Puff pastry sheets - cut into 6x3 rectangles or ( as u wish :)..

Method:


Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients:

Step 2) Heat a fry pan and pour 2 tsp oil..

Step 3) Add the vegetables and cook until soft.( takes 4 - 5 minutes on medium-heat )..

Step 4) Once the vegetable turns soft, add the salt,pepper, turmeric powder, cook for 30 seconds and turn off the heat.

Step 5) Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 6) Cut the puff pastry sheets into 6x3 rectangles ( to make sticks shape ) or as u wish :)

Step 7) Take a sheet, place some vegetable mix along the centre ( like a line ), fold the edges and seal with a fork..

Step 8) Bake at 200C / 400F until golden brown on top .. ( takes 10 - 15 minutes )..

To Serve your toddler: Cut the puff sticks into 2 small sticks and serve ..

Step 6: Snack #6 - Potato Spinach Patty Recipe

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Recipe #6 - Potato Spinach Patty recipe

Ingredients: ( For #6 - Potato Spinach Patty )

2 Tbsp - spring onion / green onion ( chopped )
1/2 cup - ricotta cheese ( or crumbed paneer )
2 - Potato ( boiled )
2 Cups - spinach ( chopped )
1/2 tsp - salt
1/2 tsp - pepper
1/3 tsp - turmeric powder ( optional )
oil - as needed ( to bake or shallow fry )

Method:

Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients:

Step 2) Heat a fry pan and pour 2 tsp oil..

Step 3) Add the chopped spring onion and cook for 2 minutes on medium-heat ..

Step 4) Add the spinach, cook until it turns soft and turn off the heat ..

Step 5) Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 6) Mash the boiled potatoes ..

Step 7) Add the salt, pepper, turmeric powder, cooked spinach, ricotta or paneer and mix well..

Step 8) Grease your palms, take a small amount of mixture and shape them into patties ( cutlet )..

note: this can get sticky at times.. add a tbsp of rice flour or cornstarch to stop stickiness..

Step 9) Arrange the patties on a baking tray, drizzle some oil, Bake at 200C/400F until golden brown..( takes 15 - 20 minutes )

To shallow fry these patties:

  • Heat a pan and pour little oil..
  • Place 3 - 4 patties and shallow-fry until the bottom-side turns golden brown .. ( takes 4 - 5 minues on medium-heat )
  • Once the bottom turns brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown .. ( takes 4 - 5 minutes )..
  • When ready, take them onto a kitchen tissue ..
To make a filling snack for your toddler: Place 1 patty on a small bun, pour some tomato sauce/ketchup and serve..

Step 7: Snack #7 - Strawberry Cream Shells Recipe

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Recipe #7 - Strawberry Cream Shells recipe


Ingredients: ( For #7 - Strawberry Cream Shells )

6 Strawberries - sliced into 2 ( total 12 pieces )
250 gms - cream cheese ( softened )
2 Tbsp - sugar
1/2 tsp - vanilla extract ( or 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste )
Puff pastry sheets - cut into 3x3 squares ( 12 sheets )

Method:


Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients.

Step 2) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 3) Into a bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and stir well ..

Step 4) Cut the puff pastry sheets into 3x3 squares

Step 5) Pleat the centre of 4 sides to form a shell shape and arrange inside the greased muffin-holes..

Step 6) Place a tbsp of cheese filling in the centre ..

Step 7) Place a piece of strawberry on top..

Step 8) Bake at 200 C / 400 F for 10 -12 minutes .. ( or until the 4 edges turn light brown )..

To Serve your toddler: Cut into 2 and let the cheese cool down before serving ..

Step 8: Snack #8 - Spinach & Cheese Bread Pockets 

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Recipe #8 - Spinach & Cheese Bread Pockets

Ingredients: ( for #8 - Spinach & Cheese bread pockets )

10 - 12 White bread slices ( edges trimmed )
1/2 cup - ricotta cheese ( or crumbed paneer )
1/2 cup - mozzarella cheese
1 onion - chopped
1/2 tsp - salt
2 cups - spinach ( chopped )
2 tsp -oil
1/4 cup - melted butter
1/2 cup - water ( to brush the bread )

Method:


Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients.

Step 2) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 3) Heat a fry pan and pour 2 tsp oil..

Step 4) Add the chopped onion and cook until light brown..

Step 5) Add the chopped spinach, cook until soft and turn off the heat..

Step 6) Into the bowl, add the mozzarella cheese, ricotta, spinach and mix well..

Step 7) Take 1 trimmed bread slice, brush the sides and the centre with some water..

Step 8) Gently press the centre to make a well, spoon a tbsp of filling, seal the edges and place on a baking tray ...

Step 9) Brush the top with melted butter..

Step 10) Bake at 200C / 400F until golden orange on top.. ( takes 10 - 15 minutes )..

To Serve your toddler: Cut them into thin pieces, let the cheese-filling cool down and then serve..

Step 9: Snack #9 - Beetroot Peas Shapes Patty Recipe 

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Recipe #9 - Beetroot Peas Shapes Patty recipe

Ingredients: ( for #9 - Beetroot Peas Shapes Patty )

1 - medium Beetroot ( grated / shredded)
1/2 cup - peas
1 sweet potato - ( boiled & peeled )
2 tsp - oil
1/3 tsp - salt
1/2 tsp - pepper

Method:

Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients.

Step 2) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 3) Mash the boiled & peeled sweet potato ..

Step 4) Add the salt, pepper, grated beetroot and mix well ..

Step 5) Add the peas and press into the mixture..

Step 6) Take a small amount of mixture and shape them into patties or ( different shapes ).. ( I shaped into square, triangle, circle, star, rectangle and diamond ) ..

Step 7) Bake at 200 C / 400 F for 15 - 18 minutes or until the patties turn deep red..

To make a filling snack : Place a patty on a mini bun.. add some sauce/ketchup.. stack another patty on top, top with a bun and snack :)..

Step 10: Snack #10 - Blueberry Cheese Puff Recipe 

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Recipe #10 - Blueberry Cheese Puff recipe

Ingredients: ( for #10 - Blueberry cheese puffs )

3/4 Cup - blueberries
250 gms - cream cheese ( softened )
1 egg
1/2 tsp -vanilla extract ( or 1/4 tsp vanilla paste )
2 Tbsp - sugar
Puff pastry sheets - cut into 4x4 squares ..

Method:

Step 1) Get ready with all the ingredients.

Step 2) Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / 400 F ..

Step 3) Into a bowl, combine the cream cheese, egg, vanilla, sugar and stir well ..

Step 4) Cut the puff pastry sheets into ( 5x5 squares for big puffs or 3x3 squares for small puffs )

Step 5) Spoon a tbsp of cheese mixture into the centre of pastry sheets, place some blueberries, seal the edges well and place on a baking tray...

Step 6) Bake at 200 C / 400 F until the top turns golden orange ..( takes 12 -14 minutes )..

To Serve your toddler: Cut into small pieces, let the cheese filling cool down and then serve ..

These snacks are so easy to make and super delicious ! Hope you will try these snacks and like them too ! .. Your feedbacks are always welcome ! :D ..

Comments

Cats Dragon (author)2016-12-23

All of these really sound great and look very tasty, and easy to make. Thank you for the New Year snack ideas. Good job!

c4cooking (author)Cats Dragon2017-01-15

Thank you so much Cats Dragaon ! :) .. ' Happy New Year ' :)

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