Girl baby shower food recipes

50 Pretty in Pink Baby Shower Food Ideas for a Girl

These luscious recipes and pink food ideas are perfect for a baby shower menu.

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My daughter loves all things pink, so this recipe was just right for her birthday. Even my teenage son (not a fan of pink) ate his share, too. —Paulette Smith, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Tangy mayonnaise-Dijon sauce adds zip to flaky pastry and layers of crisp arugula, thinly sliced smoked salmon and nutty-flavored Asiago cheese. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California

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My guests enjoy this refreshing cherry-topped drink. It’s just right on a hot southern summer evening. And it’s pretty, too.—Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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This appetizer or side dish makes a crispy complement to any Italian entree. I just started with my grandmother’s bruschetta recipe and added fresh tomatoes! It’s one of the yummiest bruschetta recipes I’ve found. —Jean Franzoni, Rutland, Vermont

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After a card game one evening, our hostess served graham crackers spread with prepared strawberry cream cheese. The flavor combination was delicious. So I decided to create this Strawberry Cream Cheese Dip using fresh berries. Guests appreciate this simple snack. —Carol Gaus, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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These little cuties pack all the appeal of a dinner baked potato into the perfect bite-sized appetizer. I top off each one with a dollop of sour cream and coarsely ground pepper. —Sarah Shaikh, Mumbai, India

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I make these attractive, buttery cookies to serve at our remote guest lodge, and all the cooks in the kitchen are addicted to them! —Patsy Wolfenden, Golden, British Columbia

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Radishes are often overlooked as a mere salad garnish, but their bright, crisp flavor is a welcome addition to many dishes, including this orange guacamole. For balance, pair radish’s peppery crunch with a soft, sweet fruit. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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We eat grapefruit for breakfast and in winter fruit salads—why not for dessert? Here’s a sweet-tart cake that’s easy, delicious and one of a kind. Oh, and healthy, too! —Maiah Miller, Montclair, Vermont

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Years ago, I found a version of this sausage and meatballs recipe in a cookbook. At first taste, my family judged it a keeper. The tangy, saucy meatballs are requested by our friends whenever I host card night. We also take the yummy dish on camping trips. —Marybell Lintott, Vernon, British Columbia

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Rhubarb is the featured ingredient in this blush-colored punch. A friend passed the recipe on to me, and we enjoy it so much that I thought others might, too. —Rebecca Mininger, Jeromesville, Ohio

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This is a dessert take on bruschetta. Sweet, cinnamony toast slices are topped with a cream cheese mixture, strawberries and almonds. They are like miniature cheesecakes and so yummy! —Christi Meixner, Aurora, Illinois

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When unexpected company calls during the holidays, this shrimp salad is the perfect fit. It’s quick to put together, too, leaving you more time to spend with your guests. — Karen Moore, Jacksonville, Florida

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Pomegranates make dessert festive and bright with a burst of juicy sweetness. These pomegranate bars are no exception. —Lisa Keys, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

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Faced with an abundant grape crop, I created this easy, impressive-looking dessert. I like to add a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of coarse sugar to finish it off. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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Our seven children and four grandkids voted this festive, flavorful cookie a “keeper.” We gave a batch to our mail carrier, in thanks for trudging through so much snow, and she asked for the recipe. —Ruth Anne Dale, Titusville, Pennsylvania

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These tempting cheese-stuffed tomatoes are bursting with fresh flavor. Use the small end of a melon scoop to easily remove the pulp. —Laura LeRoy, Waxhaw, North Carolina

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My next-door neighbor shared this recipe with me, and I simply cannot improve it! You can make it ahead and cook it quickly when company arrives. The combo of poppy seeds, ham and cheese, horseradish and brown sugar makes it so delicious. —Iris Weihemuller, Baxter, Minnesota

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I learned to bake beside my mom and grandmother. When I was on break from college, I knew just how to entertain myself: I made cookies. Sharing this recipe with my mom and grandmother was a proud moment.—Andrea Zulauf, Livonia, New York

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This calorie and caffeine-free tea has a delightful rosy color.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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This recipe is a spinoff a cherry chicken main dish my husband adores. The combination of sweet, tart and salty flavors provides a contrast that’s hard to resist. —Shelley Platten, Amherst, Wisconsin

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This salmon dip is a delightful hors d’oeuvre that’s excellent for any occasion. The combination of salmon, cream cheese and spices gives it terrific flavor. —Raymonde Hebert Bernier, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

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Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be great to capture all that wonderful flavor, so I made these strawberry shortcake cookies topped with pink strawberry frosting. —Allison Anderson, Avondale, Arizona

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These finger sandwiches are filling enough to satisfy hearty appetites. I've served the fun little stacks at every event, including holiday gatherings, showers and tailgate parties. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

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Dainty and light, these tartlets feature two of my favorites —lemon and cheesecake —in one yummy morsel. They look lovely topped with fresh raspberries, but sliced strawberries are just as pretty and delicious. —Gwyn Brandt, Hibbing, Minnesota

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My husband and I met at a cooking class. We have loved creating menus and entertaining ever since. These make-ahead antipasto skewers are always a hit. —Denise Hazen, Cincinnati, Ohio

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These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia

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I like to take these quick and easy treats to potlucks and family gatherings. They're always well received! —Pam Kokes, North Loup, Nebraska

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A line forms quickly behind this quichelike torte at family gatherings. The wedges are easy to eat as finger food, and it's delicious hot or cold. — Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

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Topped with a chocolate kiss, these cherry-flavored cookies look super cute on a dessert tray. Share them with family and friends. —Joy Yurk, Grafton, Wisconsin

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This fruit salad has such a surprising yet fabulous mix of flavors that friends often ask for the recipe. Combine seedless watermelon varieties in yellow, red and pink for a colorful twist. —Heidi Haight, Macomb, Michigan

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Talk about a conversation piece! These fun, yummy bars will get people talking. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Making this salad is a lot like putting in a garden. I “plant” everything in nice, neat sections, just as I do with seedlings. —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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These pretty pink cookies always turn out so tender. They are the hit of my holiday! —Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New York

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I first made this ham salad recipe for a shower, and everyone raved about it. Now when I go to a potluck, I take it—along with copies of the recipe. —Patricia Reed, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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Every spring, we had strawberries and rhubarb on our farm outside Seattle. These fruity hand pies remind me of those times and of Grandma Winnie’s baking. —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California

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This lovely appetizer is almost too pretty to eat! Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red onion and fresh herbs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Eat these pretty treats as is or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my blog,, went nuts when I posted that idea.—Amy Tong, Anaheim, California

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Roast beef sandwiches never last long at a party, especially if you dollop them with mayo, mustard, horseradish and pickled giardiniera relish. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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For a fruit salad that’s delightful, we combine berries and citrus with a honey-lime dressing flecked with poppy seeds. —Carrie Howell, Lehi, Utah

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Not your ordinary layer dip, the bold combination of hummus and Greek yogurt will be a new most-requested recipe at your next baby shower or gathering. —Elizabeth Dumont, Boulder, Colorado

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This recipe explodes with raspberry flavor! It's a wonderful summertime treat.—Doreen Patterson, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

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Baking a fun treat is a must when my four grandchildren come to stay for "grandma camp." Sometimes the grandkids help by piping the cake batter. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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When it’s too hot to eat inside, I head out to the patio. Shred some rotisserie chicken and toss with mango, watermelon and grapes for an ooh-ahh healthy chicken salad. —Barbara Spitzer, Lodi, California

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Store-bought spaghetti sauce speeds up the preparation of these homemade meatball appetizers. Leftovers make terrific sub sandwiches.—Rene McCrory, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Our family loves fresh strawberries, so I look for different ways to use them. This tempting, yummy dessert has sweet strawberries, tart lime and salty pretzels. —Alexandra Barnett, Forest, Virginia

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These sandwiches are always welcome at lunchtime around our house. Sweet pineapple and crunchy pecans are nice additions to ordinary chicken salad. —Carol Alexander, Midland, Michigan

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Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh, fruity and without the gluten and eggs you get in many other frozen desserts. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

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The variety of tomatoes, onions and peppers makes this chunky salsa so good. Whenever I try to take a batch to a get-together, it’s hard to keep my family from finishing it off first! It’s a super snack with tortilla chips or as a relish with meat. —Connie Siese, Wayne, Michigan

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These fruity kabobs are so refreshing on a warm day. They're also a quick and easy treat for get-togethers. —Kathleen Hedger, Godfrey, Illinois

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Originally Published: July 19, 2021

Ellie Martin Cliffe

Now Taste of Home's content director, Ellie has been writing about food and parenting for almost 20 years. When she isn't at TOH HQ, she's likely trying gluten- and dairy-free recipes, canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Forbidden Island with her family.

Girl Baby Shower Food - Cooks Well With Others

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To celebrate the arrival of my daughter’s friend’s baby girl, I created a menu of Girl Baby Shower Food as the theme.

For some strange reason, I dream in food… and for parties and celebrations the weirdness is on a whole new level because I NAME the dang food.

So, below you’ll see links to the recipes I made and also the names that I gave to each dish to go along with the baby girl theme 🙂

Since no party is complete without some fun drinks, the first table was a Mom-Mosa Bar!

And here is all of the Girl Baby Shower Food Ideas, starting with “Bowtie” Pasta Salad

So I went with the bowtie shaped pasta salad, since baby girl’s wear bowtie headbands a lot.

The pasta salad itself was very simple with cooked pasta and lots of ranch dressing along with tomatoes, broccoli, shredded carrots, and shredded cheese.

I added kosher salt, pepper, some dry ranch seasoning, and Old Bay as well.

Pasta salad really absorbs the ranch dressing, so right before serving I would recommend adding more ranch dressing so it’s not dry.

I also have Greek Pasta Salad and Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad as other options.

The dips I made were “Winging it as a Parent” Chicken Wing Dip and “Ready to Pop” Jalapeno Popper Cranberry Dip

This is my simple recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Wing Dip!

A little spicy, full of flavor, and so easy to keep warm in the slow cooker.

Set out some Fritos Scoops and Tortilla chips for dipping.

More dip options include BLT Dip, Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip, and Chorizo Taco Dip.

And this Jalapeno Popper Cranberry Dip is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy!

The recipe link directions are for making it in a casserole dish, but just add all ingredients into the slow cooker and set it to low for about two hours stirring a few times.

For the shower, I set the two slow cookers next to each other with a giant bowl with the two types of chips.

And if you don’t want the cranberries, make this regular Jalapeno Popper Dip.

In buffet style pans with warmers I have Mini Crab Cakes, Hanky Panky, and Pigs in a Blanket all with fun names of course.

These Mini Crab Cakes “because sometimes your mini gets crabby” were quite a hit.

I followed my recipe for Blackstone Crab Cakes with Old Bay Aioli, but just made them smaller in size.

And if you don’t have a Blackstone griddle, simply make them in smaller batches in a skillet.

The buffet set I ordered from Amazon kept everything warm and I served the sauce on the side.

Hanky Panky brings a baby, am I right?!

These hanky panky appetizers I made by cooking some sausage in a skillet, breaking it apart as it cooked.

Then stir in some Velveeta cheese and cream cheese.

I could not find the traditional party rye bread, so I cut regular rye bread into fourths with the crust removed.

Then rolled them flat on a baking sheet and topped with the sausage mixture.

And baked in a 400 degree oven for about 8 minutes.

Regular pigs in a blanket are extra cute when you call them “swaddled”.

I wanted to have a kid friendly option and these were great.

Cut the hot dogs into thirds, and each crescent roll triangle in half.

Then roll them up and place on a baking sheet.

And into a 350 degree oven for about 14 to 15 minutes.

I set out both ketchup and mustard for dipping.

Two choices for “Bun in the Oven Sliders” for more Girl Baby Shower Food options

These are on King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls.

One tray had ham and swiss and also turkey and cheddar sliders with mayo on the side.

And the other tray has Slow Cooker Chicken Salad with lettuce, or you could go with Healthy Homemade Chicken Salad.

You could also make Cheesy Meatball Sliders or Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders as more great options!

The last Girl Baby Shower Food is Candied Bacon!

And that’s with “sugar and spice and everything nice” because that’s what little girls are made of 😉

You can make regular Candied Bacon in the oven, or Traeger Bourbon Candied Bacon.

Or maybe even Air Fryer Twisted Candied Bacon!

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Children's vegetable dishes

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October 15, 2015

Cooking for children: seven delicious vegetable dishes

Vegetables should be in the child's diet every day. But what if he strikes and stubbornly rejects these products? We offer to cook vegetable dishes for children, which even the most picky will not refuse.

Golden squash

Squash is one of the most popular vegetables, especially in baby food. It is great for making purees and soups. However, sometimes you can cook something more interesting, such as a casserole. Grate 2 zucchini and squeeze out the liquid. Mix them with grated carrots, 3 eggs and 150 g of sour cream. Gradually introduce 7-8 tbsp. l. flour, stirring the base with a whisk. You can lightly beat it with a mixer - so the casserole will turn out more airy. Pour the dough into a greased form and put in an oven preheated to 200 ° C for 45-50 minutes. This children's zucchini dish can be given to babies from 2 years old. For older children, grated cheese can be added to the dough.

Cabbage instead of meat

White cabbage also deserves a place in the children's diet. And so that the kids make friends with her faster, make vegetable cutlets. Scald with boiling water 500 g of cabbage leaves and pass through a meat grinder. We spread the minced cabbage in a pan with 10 g of butter and 3 tbsp. l. milk. We pour out 3 tbsp. l. semolina and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes. When the semolina swells, remove the pan from the heat. We combine the cabbage base with 1 egg and 2 tbsp. l. flour, beat into a homogeneous mass and form cutlets. Roll each in flour and bake for 20 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C. With sour cream, this baby cabbage dish will disappear in half the time.

Vitamin Pizza

Children's cauliflower dishes are often not very popular with children. But not vegetable pizza. Grind 400 g of raw cabbage in a blender and put it in the oven for 5 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C. Then cool it, drive in 1 egg, 2 tbsp. l. olive oil, 100 g grated cheese and a pinch of salt. From the resulting dough, roll out 2-3 cakes with a thickness of 5-7 mm and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C. Lightly coat them with tomato paste and lay out any vegetables and toppings that your children like best. Put the pizzas back in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Kids love pizza, and this variation will surely intrigue them.

Variegated pudding

Vegetable broccoli pudding is another interesting cabbage variation. We disassemble 100 g of cabbage into inflorescences. Grate the same amount of carrots and potatoes. Cut into cubes 1 yellow bell pepper, 150 g of ham. Pour boiling water over 30 g of oatmeal for 15 minutes. We combine them with broccoli, chopped vegetables and ham and lightly add. Lubricate the baking dish with oil, sprinkle with ground breadcrumbs and lay out the vegetable base. First, bake the pudding in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 °C. Then fill it with a mixture of 50 ml of milk, chicken eggs and 1 tsp. vegetable oil and return to the oven for 10 minutes. By the way, cabbage pudding can be put in a lunchbox for children, sending it to school.

Potato with a surprise

Many children's potato dishes are to the liking of the little ones. So that they do not become boring, sometimes you can surprise them with something unusual. For example, potato roll. Boil 400 g of peeled potatoes and 2 hard boiled eggs. Fry the chopped onion until translucent. Puree the potatoes with a blender, add 2 tsp. butter and a pinch of salt. We make a filling from eggs: finely chop and mix with bright vegetables, such as red pepper, green onions, cabbage, also finely chopped. We spread the puree on baking paper with a layer 4-5 mm thick, tamp the egg-onion filling on top and roll up the roll. We transfer it to a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and put it in the oven for 30 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C. Even the pickiest little gourmets will appreciate this dish.

Sunny soup

When you want to diversify your child's menu, think about children's pumpkin dishes. Delicate pumpkin cream soup is exactly what the body needs in the fall. Cut into cubes 250 g of pumpkin pulp and 100 g of carrots. Pour the vegetables into boiling water and cook for 20-25 minutes until they soften. Cool them and beat with a blender into a homogeneous puree. You can add here 2-3 chopped sprigs of dill or parsley. Pour 125 ml of warmed milk into the vegetable mixture and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. If the consistency seems too thick, add a little vegetable broth. Such a bright soup with a seductive aroma is sure to please children.

Tricky cake

Far from all children like carrots, which cannot be said about cupcakes. So why not combine them into a single whole? Beat 2 eggs with ½ cup sugar until smooth and light. Alternately add 100 g of softened butter, 2 grated carrots, 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and knead the dough. If your kids don't mind raisins, you can add that too. Grease muffin tins with butter and fill ¾ full with batter. Bake cupcakes for 30 minutes at 200°C. For a crispy crust, you can lightly sprinkle the tops with sugar. The kid will never guess what cupcakes are made of, and will eat them with pleasure.

We hope that little gourmets will like these children's vegetable dishes and add to your collection of favorite recipes. Bon appetit and good health to your kids!

150 dishes with step by step photos

Recipes according to GOST for children in kindergarten from 1 to 7 years. Proven recipes with step by step photos, calories and cooking time. Breakfasts for children, lunches, dinners

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Children are often reluctant to eat in kindergarten. The food is unusual, not homemade, “strange”.

But it often happens the other way around: “I want it to be like in a kindergarten!”. If this is your case, then this collection of kindergarten-style recipes is perfect for you and your child. Read more

Quince has a pleasant aroma and delicate fruity taste, and can be used to make a variety of dishes, including delicious desserts.

With or without apples, with jam or sour cream, these pancakes are good for everyone.

Sauerkraut soup like in kindergarten is recommended for older children.

Kindergarten-style cheese omelette is a wonderful breakfast for the whole family. Due to the presence of cheese in the recipe, the omelet is not bland, so parents will also like it.

Oranges are citrus fruits that we see on the shelves of shops all year round.

Fish baked in an omelette like in a kindergarten - a dish that is absolutely predictable in taste.

So many parents experience their children's dislike for vegetables, and this is often frustrating.

Adding another great soup to my kindergarten recipe box. Bean dishes are always hearty and healthy, and green peas, moreover, not only cook quickly, but also please with their beautiful green color.

After a year, the children's menu expands significantly and one of the first dishes that are introduced into the diet of babies is puree soups.

Pretty satisfying, thanks to potatoes, and fresh, thanks to cucumber, the salad will surely appeal to children.

In winter and spring, it is recommended to introduce dried fruits into the children's diet, since fresh fruits at this time of the year contain much less vitamins and nutrients.

Another salad in the piggy bank of recipes according to the kindergarten's technological maps.

From the age of about a year, fruits are introduced into the child's diet. Of course, if a child has few teeth and still cannot chew pieces, then we can only talk about fruit purees.

I would never have thought that rabbit meatballs like in kindergarten can be so tender and juicy!

Carrots stewed with rice and prunes, like in kindergarten - hearty, tasty, slightly sweet and, thanks to prunes, very fragrant dish.

Almost everyone remembers this pasta and cottage cheese casserole, it was a frequent guest on the tables in many kindergartens.

Boiled pasta baked with eggs, as in kindergarten, is suitable not only for a children's table, but can also be an interesting side dish for people on a diet (suitable for diets No. 3, No. 4c, diets No. 6, 7, 8, 10 , 11 and 15).

Soup-puree from zucchini, like in kindergarten, turns out to be very tender, calm, pleasant to the taste.

How many children love cauliflower? I don't know them :) Usually, the very smell of boiled cauliflower already drives the children out of the kitchen, but not in this case.

Fish patties with vegetables baked like in kindergarten - quite an interesting dish.

Delicious and fragrant garnish with a golden crust is potatoes baked in sour cream, like in a kindergarten.

Now even small children know that it is healthy to eat vegetables, but few people realize that the color of these vegetables is also of great importance.

Delicious, hearty and healthy chopped chicken fillet with scrambled eggs and vegetables, cooked like in a kindergarten, the whole family will like it.

Using the most common and familiar products in every kitchen, let's cook krupenik like in kindergarten.

Children are often reluctant to eat in kindergarten. The food is unusual, not homemade, “strange”.

But it often happens the other way around: “I want it like in a kindergarten!”. If this is your case, then this collection of kindergarten-style recipes is perfect for you and your child.

In addition, all the recipes from this collection are prepared according to technological maps for preschool institutions and are ideal for organizing baby food.

If your "Nehochuha" eats mostly pasta and refuses to eat anything else, you will find suitable options here to diversify your child's diet.

For example, if a child eats semolina in kindergarten but refuses to eat it at home, you can find here the recipe for semolina in the form in which the child eats it in kindergarten.

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