thread: Toddler Food Recipes

  1. #37
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007


    1 onion, finely chopped and caramelised
    500g chicken mince
    tomato relish
    1 egg, beaten
    bread crumbs

    mix all ingredients and pat into small patties, fry in a little olive oil til cooked through.
    these are easy and delicious!

  2. #38
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007

    "Fried rice"
    heat a wok with a little oil
    add in lots of vegies - i used brocolli, cauli, carrot, peas, corn (bc thats what i had)
    stir fry with some low salt teriyaki sauce
    Add a small tin tuna (could also use chicken or tofu)
    when cooked add cooked brown rice - enough tomake it about 1/2 rice, 1/2 veg
    stir fry until well combined
    beat an egg and stir through until cooked (cojuld make an omelette sep ifyour littlie likes egg, mine hates it so i 'hide it')
    serve - yummo

    this was a HUGE hit last night

  3. #39
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2006
    between the mountain & the ocean

    spaghetti and meatballs (with hidden vegies)

    we all have this for dinner at least once a fortnight, but the meatballs are great to cook and then freeze and then just heat and serve when you want. If you use dry breadcrumbs, you should mix them with a bit of milk so they add extra moisture to meat, otherwise its too dry, thats why i make my own from fresh bread and then i freeze in bags.

    For the meatballs

    1 pack of pork and veal mince (woolies sell it and its about 500g )
    1 carrot grated
    1/2 zuchini grated
    1/2 small onion grated
    1 clove garlic crushed
    small amount of spinach (i use the frozen portion ones)
    fresh breadcrumbs enough to combine the meat mixture
    1 egg
    1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
    small amount of black pepper

    For the sauce:

    just use your favourite pasta sauce or I make my sauce own with

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tin crushed tomatoes
    1/2 tin of water (after you empty to tomatoes in)
    1/2 tin of tomato puree
    1 sachet pizza sauce
    1 onion
    1/2 grated carrot
    1/2 grated zuchini
    1 clove garlic
    1/2 cup frozen peas
    mixed herbs to taste
    1 tablespoon brown sugar

    Pasta - use wholemeal high fibre spaghetti or just your toddlers favourite pasta

    for the meat balls:

    mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined, then form into little meatballs, bake in the oven until just cooked through.

    For the sauce:

    add onion, garlic to olive oil, sautee until onion is soft.
    add vegies and cook until soft
    add tomatoes, water, tomato puree and pizza sauce
    add herbs and brown sugar
    simmer sauce on very low heat until the carrots and zuchini have cooked down to nothing and its hidden in the sauce.

    add meatballs to sauce after they have finished cooking in the oven, if you leave them in the sauce for more than 1 hour, they will be really nice and moist!

    serve over cooked pasta.

    I usually cook mine all day so the flavours develope nicely


  4. #40
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2009
    The Dandenongs Vic

    thanks for all the fantastic ideas!! Thought I'd add a few as well...here goes....

    Risoni with Mixed Vegetables

    1 small red capsicum - finely chopped
    1 large zucchini - finely chopped
    310g can corn kernels - drained
    400g can crushed tomatoes
    2 tablespoons risoni

    Chop everything up that needs chopping, cook capsicum in med heat lightly oiled pan, stirring, add zucchini and corn, continue to cook for a few mins. Add undrained tomatoes and cook stirring occasionally for about 15 mins or till vegies soften. Then blend to your little ones thickness or leave as is. Meanwhile cook risoni in small saucepan of boiling water uncovered till tender, drain and toss with 1/4 cup of the vegetable mixture.

    Now I cook a bit more risoni, mix it all up so I can freeze the mixture in containers. When I first made it I left out the corn and capsicum as she hadn't had those or risoni, so once she had the risoni, next batch I added corn, then the next batch added the capsicum....I now also add in mushrooms and have put carrot in since the first batch as well...so guess you can add whatever you like!!

    Chicken Aucchini and Parnip Puree

    1 single chicken breast fillet chopped coarsely
    2 small zucchini chopped coarsely
    1 small parsnip chopped coarsely
    1 1/4 cups water

    Put all ingredients in small saucepan, bring to a boil and boil uncovered until vegetables soften and chicken is cooked through, then blend/process mix to your little ones 'thickness'.

    Again I freeze this mix...I put in a lot more chicken, add carrot and just add water to whatever I think depending on how much chicken & veg I've put in!

    Miss Em loves both of these eats heaps!! These are both from the Womens Weekly Fresh Food for Babies & Toddlers book. Have to get going but will post more in future think it helps to have LOTS of ideas!

  5. #41
    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2007
    SE QLD

    at work, so I'll add some when I get home, just subscribing!

  6. #42
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006

    You put a tin of creamed corn in a bowl, then fill the tin up with SR flour, then fill it up with grated cheese, mix then bake in muffin tins. EASY! Today we put in some shredded ham & that went down very well
    ive just applied the same principle here but used a small tin of pureed apple, banana and flour, will let you know how they turn out!


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