Fun Finger Food!

Cracking your head to feed your fussy little one? You’d need to be creative with colours, shapes and variety to convince him/her that food tastes good. Not only that, preparing food together be a perfect opportunity to bond! Try these speedy easy kiddy meals:

Hotcakes 

Ingredients:

A

½ cup all purpose flour

¾ teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

B

43 g egg (small)

120 ml milk

14 grams unsalted butter, melted

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together ingredients A. Whisk ingredients B in a separate bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center of mixture A and stir in lightly mixture B with a wooden spatula. Don’t over do it.
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Grease it lightly with butter or use a non-stick vegetable spray.
  4. Place the silicon-shaped mould on the pan. Make sure it is evenly placed and gently pour the batter into the mould.
  5. Turn over when bubbles start to appear and the bottom of the hotcake is browned.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter, occasionally greasing the pan.
  7. Place hotcakes on a plate, serve with a variety of toppings and let your child’s creativity run wild!

FUN TIPS:

  • Allow your child to help measure the ingredients.
  • Provide your child a variety of fruits or vegetables, cut into different shapes (sliced, wedges, cubed).
  • Serve ‘Make-your-own’ hotcakes for the whole family, with a topping station set up with a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Pizza ala Urbano Salute

Ingredients:

1 Flour Tortilla Wrap (pre-packed)

¼ canned tomato puree

Fresh thyme

1 bay Leaf

100 g chicken fillet, sliced thinly

Olive oil

2 Fresh Mushroom, sliced

1 zucchini, halved and sliced

1 tablespoon canned corn, drained

¾ cup Mozzarella Cheese

Salt

Ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Pizza sauce: Pour tomato puree in a saucepan; add thyme and bay leaf and leave to simmer. Stir occasionally, add salt and pepper to taste. Put aside to cool.
  2. Season chicken slices with salt and pepper and pan fry with minimal oil.
  3. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  4. Place tortilla wrap on a baking sheet. Put all other ingredients nearby for easy access.
  5. Spread pizza sauce over tortilla wrap with the back of a spoon.
  6. With the help of your child, sprinkle all ingredients on the wrap (save the cheese for last).
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese has melted and the base is crisp.
  8. Leave to cool and cut into triangles.

FUN TIPS:

  • This recipe is a great way to disguise vegetables.
  • Substitute the ingredients for added variety, for instance, zucchini can be replaced with thin slices of cauliflower or chicken slices with tuna.

    

Tic-Tac-Toe

Ingredients

Whole meal bread, sliced

White bread, sliced

½ carrot, blanched

½ cucumber

Raspberry jam

1 slice of cheese

Method:

  1. Cut off the edges of the bread and cut into four.
  2. Cut carrot into slices and cucumber into thin strips.
  3. Alternate between white bread and whole meal bread to form 3 rows of 3.
  4. Whole meal Bread: Cut the slice of cheese into four and place them on the bread. Place sliced carrot.
  5. White Bread: Scoop a dollop of jam and place them on each slice of bread. Place cucumber strip to form a cross.

FUN TIPS:

  • Provides a nice surprise when your child refuses to eat his usual fare.
  • A great way of adding vegetables into your child’s meal.

Ball Pit

Ingredients:

Watermelon

Honeydew Melon

Method:

  1. Use a melon baller to scoop out the fruits.
  2. Place fruits in a bowl and serve chilled.

FUN TIPS:

  • A healthy, refreshing snack on a lazy afternoon.
  • An easy dish at birthday parties or pot-luck.
  • Play counting games as you eat!

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