Best finger food recipes for baby

15 Nutritious Finger Food Recipes for Your Baby

This post is long overdue because so many of you have asked me for more recipes of finger foods for babies. But with this blog and my work gradually moving into a more consulting/counseling space, I just do not have a lot of time to test recipes and take pretty pictures anymore! 

Luckily, I can still curate a selection of safe, balanced and nutritious finger food recipes for your little ones.

Please note: none of the recipes below contain salt, sugar or commercial sauces. So many “baby friendly” or BLW recipes available online are not suitable for babies at all because they have salt, sugar, salty seasoning and even mayonnaise.

So while you are in good hands on this page, be aware of these age-inappropriate additions when you look for recipes on your own.

Read: Seven things you need to know before giving your baby family food

Read: How much salt is safe for babies?

Also, although I am all for trying new recipes with your baby, try to make minimally processed one-two ingredient finger foods the bulk of their diet, especially in the first few weeks of starting solids. This way, your baby will get to learn to appreciate the flavor and texture of whole foods and you will save plenty of time and energy in the kitchen. 

If you need some inspiration, make sure to download my selection of 65 whole finger food ideas that require no or minimal cooking.

Finally, if you need a whole step-by-step plan on how to start your baby on solids using the mixed approach (finger foods+purees), check my online program with videos, handouts, recipes, sample meal plans, videos of babies eating, photos of finger foods from all food groups, schedules and more.

Ready for the recipes? Scroll below to find your pediatric dietitian-curated selection of sweet and savory finger foods for your baby.


Sweet finger foods

1. Basic banana oat cookies

Source: My Kids Lick the Bowl


A great treat for the whole family, created by My Kids Lick the Bowl. This nutrition writer and mom of 3 has lots of recipes for babies and toddlers on her website, so make sure to check it out.

2. Banana toast for babies

Source: One Handed Cooks

A very simple variation of a regular toast, slightly sweet and perfectly nutritious. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or snack, created by One Handed Cooks.

3. Apple and oat pancakes

Source: My Kids Lick the Bowl

Another great recipe from My Kids Eat the Bowl. Everyone’s favorite that takes minutes to make and can feed the whole family.

4. Baby cereal pancakes

Source: Wholesome BabyFood

Love this quick way to use the leftovers of any type of iron-rich baby cereal, by Wholesome Baby Food.

5. Three ingredient muffins

Source: WINKGO

The easiest muffin recipe that are perfect for little hands.

6. Porridge fingers

Source: Healthy Little Foodies 

Just a few wholesome ingredients and a few minutes in the microwave is all you need to make this delicious breakfast or snack for your baby. Genius idea from Healthy Little Foodies.

Savory finger foods

Broccoli potato bites 

Created by your truly, this recipe is one of the most popular articles on my website. I had to tweak the recipe a little to make sure the bites hold their shape better and it look like now it works like a charm.

8. Tuna and sweet corn mini quiches

Source: Little Grazers

Rich in protein from cottage cheese and Omega 3 from tuna – a nutritional powerhouse for babies, kids and adults alike, by Little Grazers.

9. Sweet potato frittata slices

Source: My Fussy Eater

I really like this protein rich and fast way to reuse leftover cooked sweet potato from My Fussy Eater – we get a lot of that in our house.

10. Sweet potato hash

Source: Bethany King

Sweet potato recipes are very popular with babies because, well, they taste sweet! But make sure to try a version with a regular potato – it is also very nutritious and tasty. Recipe credit – BLW ideas.

11. Turkey-ricotta meatballs

I created this recipe because my kids found the texture of regular meatballs quite tough and chewy. Ricotta works as a magic ingredient here, keeping them moist and very tender.

12. Sweet potato quinoa bites

Another hit that I hope you try. The texture and flavor are absolutely wonderful, if I may say so about my own creation :).

13. Pea fritters

Source: Healthy Little Foodies

These fritters by Healthy Little Foodies can be whipped in a food processor in minutes and are perfect for little hands.

14. Chicken veggie patties

Source: Charisse Yu

Easy to make and you can use as many veggies as you wish (really helps when you need to clear out your fridge!) Lovely idea by Charisse Yu.

15. Baby’s first Greek yogurt pizza

And a final Feeding Bytes recipe to round up this selection. This pizza dough has only 2 ingredients and the toppings are all baby-friendly. My whole family loves it!

More on safety and finger food ideas for babies: 

Iron rich finger foods

Breakfast finger food ideas

Nutritious toppings for toast

The difference between gagging and choking

If you would like to get the whole framework and all the steps to start your baby on solids using the mixed approach, check my Stress Free Solids program – it’s completely online and has videos of babies eating both finger foods and purees, in addition to recipes, schedules and the latest scientific advice on introducing allergens.  You will also learn how to progress between textures on time, so your baby learn to self feed and eat table foods fast!

Best Early Finger Foods for Baby (With Tips, Visuals, and Recipes)

Use this list of safe, nutritious, and easy to eat finger foods for baby to help you know exactly what (and how) to offer at meals and snacks. Plus, find the best first finger foods, troubleshooting tips, and visuals of foods broken down by food group to keep things easy!

Finger Foods for Baby

After baby starts solids and is ready to move onto finger foods, you may feel a little confused by exactly what to serve and how to serve it. Which is totally normal because it can be scary to let baby feed themselves this way and we may not have any experience doing this—or we may have totally forgotten from our last kiddo!

This list of finger foods for baby will cover some great first finger foods to start with, then set you up with plenty of healthy options from each food group.

TIP: Find more info on starting solids here and the best foods to start with if doing baby led weaning or purees with baby.

Healthy Baby Food

I love sharing these ideas for baby food since they are easy to prepare and serve and because I know how hard it can be to continue to come up with flavorful and healthy meals and snacks for our little ones. Let me tell you, I’m on my third kiddo and it can be such a challenge to feed him during the chaos of parenting the rest of my crew! These foods are wholesome and nutritious—perfect for your baby.

TIP: I’m a big fan of SpoonfulONE, a company that offers the most complete way to introduce food allergens to our kids. They make mix-ins, puffs, and crackers that are yummy and easy for babies and toddlers to eat. Learn more about their pediatrician-approved baby foods here. (sponsored link)

Best First Finger Foods

When baby is around 9 months, you’ll notice that they’re able to pick up smaller pieces of food with two fingers. This is known as the “pincer grasp” and is a sign that they’re ready to start finger foods. To be clear, when I say “finger foods” I mean small pieces of food that a baby (or toddler) can feed themselves.

Here are some of my favorite ones to start with that are all super soft, safe to eat, and easy to pick up.

  • Scrambled egg, broken up into small pieces
  • Roasted sweet potato mashed and broken up into small pieces
  • Fresh raspberries, broken up into smaller pieces
  • Oatmeal, cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool
  • Tofu, diced and sauteed lightly or steamed
  • Ground beef, chicken, or turkey, broken up into small pieces or lightly mashed meatballs
  • Shredded cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • Mashed sweet potato, in little pieces
  • Peanut butter puffs

TIP: You can serve the tofu, ground meat, or meatballs in veggie puree from a pouch or a simple marinara sauce for extra moisture and flavor. Learn more about how and why to introduce peanut butter.

Finger Foods for Baby: Fruits and Veggies

Some of my favorite early fruits and veggies to serve babies are:

  • Mashed roasted sweet potato, broken up into small pieces
  • Warmed frozen peas, slightly mashed if desired
  • Roasted Zucchini
  • Diced Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash
  • Fresh blueberries, cut in half or quarters
  • Fresh raspberries, broken into small pieces
  • Banana, broken into small segments (they are less slippery this way versus slicing them)
  • Avocado, diced and mashed slightly (be sure it’s ripe and very soft)

TIP: A good rule of thumb is to serve pieces of food that are about the size of a pea to start and soft enough that they are easy to squish between your fingers. This will be easy for baby to pick up and eat and will also reduce chances of choking.

Finger Food Ideas: Carbohydrates

Offering complex carbohydrates can provide fiber, a variety of textures, B vitamins, and more. Try these with your baby.

  • Spinach pancakes (moisten with applesauce or plain yogurt if needed; this recipe is particularly moist and great for babies)
  • Oatmeal, cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool
  • Baby Puffs
  • Peanut Butter Puffs
  • Rice (it’s easiest if it’s in little clumps so baby can pick it up; this Coconut Rice or this Cheesy Rice are both good options)
  • Baby Banana Muffin
  • O cereal (soften in nondairy unsweetened milk or yogurt as needed)
  • Baked Oatmeal, diced

Finger Food Ideas: Proteins

Offering proteins will continue to expose baby to a range of nutrients. These are my go-tos for babies newer to finger foods—and toddlers too.

  • Shredded cheese (thicker cuts are a little easier to pick up)
  • Tofu, diced and sauteed lightly or steamed
  • Flaked cooked wild salmon
  • Lightly mashed meatballs
  • Shredded chicken, cut up finely (we love this Butter Chicken to share with baby)
  • Ground beef, turkey, or chicken, broken into smaller pieces
  • Lightly mashed beans
  • Scrambled eggs, broken up into small pieces
  • Diced egg muffins

I’d love to hear any questions you may have, or if you have foods that your babies enjoy that I didn’t include here.

Chime in below in the comments!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 124kcal

Servings 1

First Finger Foods (choose 1-3 per meal)
  • ▢ 1 Scrambled egg (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Roasted sweet potato, mashed and broken up into small pieces
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Fresh raspberries (broken up into smaller pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Oatmeal (cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Tofu (diced and sauteed lightly or steamed)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp ground beef, chicken, or turkey, broken up into small pieces or lightly mashed meatballs
  • ▢ 2 tbsp shredded cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Mashed sweet potato (broken into little pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Peanut butter puffs
Fruits and Veggies
  • ▢ 1/4 cup mashed roasted sweet potato (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup warmed frozen peas
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Roasted Zucchini
  • ▢ 1/4 cup diced Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash
  • ▢ 1/4 cup blueberries (cut in half or quarters)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup raspberries (broken into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup banana slices (broken into small segments—they are less slippery this way versus slicing them)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp avocado (diced and mashed slightly—be sure it's ripe and very soft)
Whole Grains and Carbohydrates
  • ▢ 1 Spinach pancakes (moisten with applesauce or plain yogurt if needed; this recipe is particularly moist and great for babies)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Oatmeal (cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Baby Puffs
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Puffs
  • ▢ 1/4 cup fully cooked rice (it's easiest if it's in little clumps so baby can pick it up; this Coconut Rice or this Cheesy Rice are both good options)
  • ▢ 1 Baby Banana Muffin
  • ▢ 1/4 cup O cereal (soften in nondairy unsweetened milk or yogurt as needed)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Baked Oatmeal (diced or regular oatmeal broken into little pieces)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Shredded cheese (such as mozzarella)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Tofu (diced and sauteed lightly or steamed)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp flaked cooked wild salmon
  • ▢ 1 lightly mashed meatballs
  • ▢ 2 tbsp finely shredded chicken (we love this Butter Chicken to share with baby)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp ground beef, turkey, or chicken (broken into smaller pieces)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp lightly mashed beans
  • ▢ 1 Scrambled egg (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1 Diced Egg muffins
  • For each meal or snack, choose 2-3 foods from a mix of food groups. Aim to include some fat in most meals and protein in many too.

  • Prepare the food, cutting into small pieces and/or mashing as needed to make the food easy to eat.

  • Start with small portions and allow more as baby indicates according to their hunger.

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge.
  • Many foods you cook for your family will work as baby finger foods—just be sure they are easy to squish between your fingers and the pieces are small and easy to chew.
  • Babies very normally make a lot of faces when they eat, so don't assume they don't like something just because they scrunch their nose!
  • Flavors and textures can take time to learn to eat, so continue offering foods in small portions even if baby hasn't liked them in the past—and make sure they taste good to you!

Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 344mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 9857IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg

Tried this recipe?Rate in the comments and tag @yummytoddlerfood on IG!


The best snacks for children and the whole family Recipes for children's meals

Chefs offer recipes for the best snacks and snacks that children will love.


Chocolate Salted Crackers

Trisha Yearwood's 5-ingredient treat is a treat for all ages. She coats crackers in butter, brown sugar and chocolate for a sweet-and-salty snack.

Recipe: Chocolate Salted Crackers

Homemade muesli bars

Ina Garten bars contain oatmeal, nuts, coconut and dried fruits. Be warned: after the kids try this homemade treat, they are unlikely to want to eat store-bought bars.

Recipe: Homemade Muesli Bars

Iced Tropical Shake

Ree Drummond's Frozen Treat is an unusual take on a fruity retro cocktail.

Recipe: Iced Tropical Cocktail

Provencal popcorn with Asiago cheese

Giada De Laurentiis tops her usual popcorn with garlic butter, herbes de Provence and grated Asiago cheese.

Recipe: Asiago Provence Popcorn

Three Layers of Cheese Nachos

Ree's classic nachos are always a hit. She makes them with Monterey Jack cheese and jalapenos, but if you prefer mild nachos, you can skip the pepper.

Recipe: Three Layers of Cheese Nachos

Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a popular snack, but some people prefer a crunchy texture while others like softer cookies. The recipe from Alton Brown is perfect for lovers of soft cookies.

Recipe: Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Crispy Cookies

Crispy cookie lovers will love this delicacy.

Recipe: Chocolate Crispy Biscuits

Fruit Milk

Change your usual milk and cookie snack by adding strawberries, peaches or mixed berries to your milk.

Recipe: Fruit Milk

Yogurt Granola Trifle

Melissa De Arabian Trifle contains layers of vanilla yogurt, homemade granola and fresh berries. Serve as a delicious snack, breakfast or dessert.

Recipe: Granola Yogurt Trifle

Coconut Chips

These simple and healthy baked chips make a delicious topping with frozen yogurt or as a snack on their own.

Recipe: Coconut Chips

Grape Cookies

Toasted cookies are not only good for breakfast - they are a great snack on the go. Chefs prepare a healthier homemade version of the biscuit that can be stuffed with your favorite jam.

Recipe: Grape Biscuits

Granola Bars

Taking her kids on horseback rides, Ree gives them a healthy snack to take on the road. These compact bars also make a great school snack.

Recipe: Granola Bars

American Banana Walnut Bread

A dash of crème fraîche or sour cream adds juiciness to this Boston Flour Bakery style cupcake. Add chopped roasted walnuts for a crunchy touch.

Recipe: American Walnut Banana Bread

Lemon Kale Chips

These kale chips make it easy and fun to add healthy green vegetables to your diet. Nutritious kale is best eaten baked with salt, chili flakes and lemon juice.

Recipe: Lemon Kale Chips

Apple Chips

Soak apple slices overnight in sugar syrup for amazing results. After baking, the chips will be glossy and very crispy. The used syrup can be added to tea or made another serving of chips with it.

Recipe: Apple Chips

Nut Mix with Pumpkin Seeds and Dried Cherries

Healthy mix of nuts and dried fruits sweetened with maple syrup. For a rich, molasses-like flavor, use dark syrup.

Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Nut Mix with Dried Cherries

Italian Popsicles

Before bed, fill your ice cube tray with raspberry mint puree for a compact sweet treat in the morning.

Recipe: Italian Popsicles

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies with Oatmeal and Flax Seeds

No Artificial Sweeteners: Honey and raisins give natural sweetness to crispy liver. In addition to oatmeal, peanut butter and flaxseeds, coconut flakes add extra flavor to the cookies.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies with Oatmeal and Flax Seeds No Bake

Pizza on a Stick

Finally, you can enjoy pizza on the go! Cut store-bought dough into small triangles, then roll them together with classic toppings like marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and black olives.

Recipe: Pizza on a Stick

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What to cook for a child on his birthday

Recipes 11/14/2020 Anna Lipovskaya

Photo: kazan.

It is always difficult to choose dishes for a festive feast. And if it's a children's holiday - almost a disaster! You need to find something useful, moderately light, and to look prettier. We have prepared for you a selection of 20 delicious recipes for what to cook for your child on his birthday!

1. Salad with strawberries and green beans


Why not start a children's birthday with something very colorful and unusual?

You will need: 200 g arugula, 300 g strawberries, 100 g green beans, 4 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. balsamic, spices.

Preparation: Boil the green beans until they become a little softer without losing their color. Cut the strawberries into slices and chop the arugula. Mix the ingredients and season with balsamic oil and spices.

2. Cheese balls

Photo: preparing solgoilungu.rf

A wonderful hot appetizer goes well with any sauces and jams. All kids will love it!

You will need: 200 g cheese, 3 eggs, 7 tbsp. flour, butter.

Preparation: Whip 3 egg whites with salt until they form peaks and save the yolks for another meal. Add 4 tablespoons to them. flour and mix until smooth. Add cheese grated on a fine grater there, form balls with wet hands and roll in flour. Fry them in oil and put them on paper towels to remove excess fat.

3. Hot egg sandwiches


Simple hot sandwiches, but you can make them very effectively for your child's birthday.

You will need: 8 slices of bread, 4 eggs, 3 tbsp. grated cheese, 2 tbsp. butter, salt.

Preparation: Cut out slices of bread nicely and make a round hole in the center of 4 of them. Grease whole pieces with butter, and put the rest on them. Pour a raw egg into each recess, season, sprinkle with cheese and bake on a wire rack for 5 minutes at 180 degrees.

4. Children's snack "Piglets in a blanket"


It's funny, but this is really the original name of the English snack. It's just an improved presentation!

You will need: 15 short thick sausages, 330 g flour, 1 tsp. sugar and salt, 7 g of yeast, 250 ml of milk, 2 eggs, 1 yolk, 50 ml of vegetable oil.

Preparation: Sift the flour and mix with salt, sugar and yeast, pour in the milk and knead the dough. Add the eggs one at a time, gradually pour in the oil, roll the dough into a ball, cover with a towel and put it in the heat for an hour. Roll the dough into balls, make a hole in them and insert sausages.

Trim the edges to form a patch, ears and eyes. Lubricate the buns with beaten yolk with a spoonful of milk and put in the oven for half an hour at 180 degrees.

5. Children's meatballs


If you need a full-fledged main course for a children's party, then there is no better recipe for a side dish.

You will need: 300 g minced meat, half a carrot, half an onion, 1 potato, 2 tsp. ground oatmeal, spices and herbs.

Preparation: Blend vegetables and herbs with a blender, add spices and mix with minced meat. Add oatmeal to the desired consistency, make small meatballs and stew them in tomato sauce for 20-30 minutes. The sauce can be made from sautéed tomatoes, grated carrots, herbs, spices and sugar to taste.

6. Sesame-peanut halva


Sweet and hearty snack on the children's holiday table, which will be healthier than any candy.

You will need: 100 g sesame seeds, 50 g peanuts, 50 g dates, 1 tbsp. honey.

Preparation: Roast the peanuts with sesame seeds in a pan, peel the dates and grind everything in a blender. Add honey, pack it into a container and refrigerate overnight.

7. Potato casserole


This recipe will come in handy if active games are planned for the child's birthday, which require a lot of energy.

You will need: 600 g potatoes, 500 g chicken, 1 onion, 300 ml sour cream, 100 ml cream, 20 g butter, 150 g cheese, spices.

Preparation: Mince chicken, season and stir. Cut the onion into thin rings, and the potatoes into slices. Lubricate the form with butter, put the potatoes, onions, minced meat and potatoes again. Pour in a mixture of sour cream and cream and put in the oven for an hour and a half at 180 degrees. 15 minutes before the end, add grated cheese.

8. Julienne with chicken and mushrooms in tartlets


Easy, tasty, and convenient to eat! What else do kids need on their birthday?

You will need: 8 tartlets, 200 g chicken, 150 g mushrooms, 70 g cheese, 150 g sour cream, 150 ml milk, 40 g butter, 0.5 tbsp. flour, spices.

Preparation: Boil the chicken and cut into small pieces. Grind mushrooms, fry, add chicken to them and simmer together for a couple of minutes. Melt butter, add flour and stir until smooth. Pour milk into the sauce, and when it thickens, add sour cream and spices. Put the chicken with mushrooms into tartlets, pour over the sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese and put in the oven for 15 minutes at 180 degrees.

9. Children's mini cakes


Simple and quick cakes look like cute canapes.

You will need: 300 g flour, 200 g butter, 3 tbsp. powdered sugar, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, 250 g of cottage cheese, 1 can of boiled condensed milk, 3 marshmallows, 1 tsp. gelatin.

Preparation: Chop the cold butter with flour and powdered sugar into crumbs, add the eggs and quickly knead the dough. Roll it out on a baking sheet and leave it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and then bake the cake for another 20 minutes at 180 degrees, cut off the edges and cut in half.

Pour and prepare the gelatin according to the instructions, beat the cottage cheese with condensed milk, and add it there. Cut the marshmallow into cubes and stir in the filling. Put the filling on one cake, cover with a second and put it in the refrigerator for 4 hours, and cut before serving.

10. Hot sandwiches "Kaleidoscope"


An even simpler recipe that you can cook for a child on his birthday - you just can't imagine!

You will need: 10 slices of bread, 150 g sausage, 1 tomato, half a yellow pepper, half a bunch of herbs, 120 g cheese, 2 tbsp. mayonnaise, spices.

Preparation: Cut sausage, tomatoes and pepper into small cubes, add chopped herbs and grated cheese. Mix everything with mayonnaise, put on slices of loaf and send for 10 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees.

11. Children's cookies with M&M's


All children at the party will definitely be delighted with this bright and beautiful cookie.

You will need: 200 g butter, 200 g sugar, 1 egg, 400 g flour, 0.5 tsp. baking powder and salt, packaging of M&M's.

Preparation: Beat softened butter with sugar with a blender, add the egg and gradually add the sifted flour with salt and baking powder. Shape into small cookies and place on a baking sheet. Decorate it with sweets and bake for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees.

12. Beef in citrus sauce


Don't know how to cook meat so that the children will eat everything? Keep an interesting recipe!

You will need: 450 g beef, 2 tsp. zest, 0.5 cup orange juice, a quarter cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp. rice vinegar and soy sauce, 2 tsp. ginger and cornstarch, 2 green onions, vegetable oil.

Preparation: Cut the meat into small pieces, fry quickly in a pan and put on a plate. In the same pan, add orange juice, vinegar, sauce, zest, grated ginger and starch. Stew everything together for 2 minutes, put the meat in the sauce, mix well and sprinkle with green onions.

13. Multi-colored vegetable casserole


Even if your child doesn't like vegetables too much, he definitely won't resist this dish!

You will need: 250 g dry beans, 400 g each peas and corn, 500 g spinach, 3 carrots, 1 bunch herbs, curry, olive oil.

Preparation: Soak and boil dry white beans in advance, bake carrots and pour boiling water over frozen peas for 5 minutes. Smash the beans with peas in a blender and add spices to them. Chop the greens, lightly sauté in olive oil and lay all the ingredients in layers in a mold. Bake for half an hour at 180 degrees.

14. Chinese cabbage salad


If desired, add chicken, ham or crab sticks to the salad.

You will need: 300 g Chinese cabbage, 1 cucumber, 2 eggs, 150 g cheese, 150 g canned corn, 200 g sour cream, spices.

Preparation: Cut the cucumber and Chinese cabbage into strips, and boiled eggs and soda cheese on a coarse grater. Add corn, mix all the ingredients and dress the salad with sour cream.

15. Lemon curd casserole


Make it in portions in small molds - and all the children on their birthday will be delighted!

You will need: 250 g cottage cheese, 2 eggs, 50 g sugar, 1 sachet of vanilla sugar, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 15 g starch, zest.

Preparation: Mix cottage cheese with egg yolks, sugar, starch and lemon juice. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt and slowly fold into the base. Add zest and filling to taste, put into molds and bake for 20 minutes at 160 degrees. Decorate the casserole with fruits and berries.

16. Children's kebabs in orange glaze


If there is no grill, you can bake the meat in the oven, but then turn the kebabs more often.

You will need: 500g pork, 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, 1/3 cup orange juice, spices.

Preparation: Cut the meat into small pieces and marinate in barbecue sauce, orange juice and spices. Put the skewers on skewers and grill for about 10-12 minutes.

17. Beetroot chips


Arrange them with beautiful buds and all children will immediately notice such a snack!

You will need: 2 sweet beets, 1 liter of water, 1 tbsp. salt, 1.5 tbsp. oils.

Preparation: Cut the beets into thin slices and drop them in small portions into salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Place all slices on paper towels, pat dry, drizzle with oil and microwave for 2 minutes at maximum power. You can send it to the oven at 220 degrees until dry.

18. Caesar on skewers


Cooking huge salad bowls for a child for his birthday is not at all interesting, unlike such salads on skewers.

You will need: 100 g bread, 1 garlic clove, 200 g chicken, 30 g cheese, 150 g lettuce, 100 g cherry tomatoes, 70 g mayonnaise, 70 g yogurt, 10 g Dijon mustard, spices.

Preparation: Rub bread with garlic, drizzle with olive oil, slice and fry in a dry frying pan. Boil the chicken and cut into large cubes, chop the cheese and lettuce too. Mix dressing, string lettuce onto skewers and drizzle with dressing.

19. Chicken fillet “Like pizza”

Photo: koolinar. ru

An excellent alternative to regular pizza with dough for a children's holiday table!

You will need: 1 chicken fillet, 3 tomatoes, 2 tbsp. olive oil, spices, basil, cheese, half an onion.

Preparation: Cut the fillet almost to the end, open it into a book and beat it. Fry finely chopped onions with tomatoes, add a little sugar and spices, and simmer everything together for 10 minutes. Put the breast in the sauce so that it covers it completely, and simmer for another 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with basil before serving.

20. Chicken salad with grapes


Bright and healthy salad, which will be very appropriate for a child's birthday party.

You will need: 300 g chicken, 100 g celery, 150 g grapes, 30 g nuts, herbs, yogurt, spices.

Preparation: Boil or bake the chicken and cut it into cubes, chop the celery, nuts and herbs. If the grapes are large, cut the berries in half.

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