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10 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Finger Foods

  • Annabel Karmel

    Welsh "Rabbits"
    Welsh rarebit is a slightly enriched version of cheese toastchildren will probably enjoy this version of "rabbit."

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    Prosciutto and Taleggio Panini
    Hot dog buns are just right for baby panini, and the deliciously creamy Taleggio cheese in this filling melts beautifully. You could use fontina or mozzarella instead.

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  • Annabel Karmel

    "Traffic Light" Fruit Skewers with Creamy Caramel Dip
    The red, yellow and green of these fruits make for an attractive presentation that will appeal to children, but you can use any combination of fruits that your child particularly enjoys.

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    Mini Bacon and Egg Tarts
    Kids tend to love things with bacon, and these mini tartsmanageable for small handsare no exception. Serve them warm with salad and also cold for lunch boxes or picnics.

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  • Annabel Karmel

    Veggie Bites and Burgers
    These tasty veggie bites or burgers are a good way to encourage children to eat more vegetables, as here the veggies are mashed upand not being visable, they can't be picked out.

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  • Annabel Karmel

    Tortilla Pizza Margherita
    Flour tortillas make an ideal "instant" baseturning deliciously crisp in the oven. They are perfect for smaller children, who find the slimmer base easier to eat. Sometimes the air bubbles in the tortilla puff up a bit as the pizza bakesbut they deflate as soon as it comes out of the oven, so don't panic! You can use your favorite tomato sauce recipe or store-bought sauce.

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    Italian-Style Mini Meatballs
    These are perfect for small mouths. You could substitute ground chicken for either the veal or pork, or use just one type of ground meat.

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    Yogurt, Orange and Lemon Mini Cupcakes
    These cute cupcakes are manageable mini mouthfuls for little ones. Adding some yogurt and citrus fruit keeps them lovely and moist and gives them a deliciously refreshing flavor. They would be great for birthday parties.

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  • Annabel Karmel

    Grilled Vegetable Skewers
    Marinating the vegetables in a balsamic vinaigrette helps to accentuate their natural sweetness and can make them more appealing to kids. The vegetables are delicious warm, and leftovers are yummy added to tomato pasta sauces or to salads.

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  • Annabel Karmel

    Krispie Fish "Fingers" with Lemon Mayo Dip
    Rice Krispies make a tasty coating for fish, and these finger-sized snacks cook quickly and can be easily cooked from frozen. (Another good coating: crushed cornflakes.)

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