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Broccoli and Cheese Bites

Your little one isn’t at the point of eating family meals but the baby food isn’t cutting it anymore What to do? What to do? These little Broccoli and Cheese Bites are perfect to make for your tot and use for a lunch or dinner. Serve with a yogurt and some finger foods. Below the recipe, I’ve listed some great finger food options that are healthy and suitable for toddlers ages 12 months and beyond.

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Broccoli & Cheese Bites

Ingredients:

1 16-oz  Package frozen broccoli, cooked, drained, and chopped

1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs or baby cereal

1 ½ cups Shredded cheddar cheese (please use real cheese and not a “processed cheese food” product.

3  Large eggs or 5 egg yolks –

Most pediatricians say it’s ok to use whole egg in a baked good when baby is over 8-9 months old without allergies. We would recommend that you substitute 5 egg yolks for the whole eggs if serving this to those under 1 yr.  Ask YOUR pediatrician.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375

1. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.

2. Combine all remaining ingredients and mix well.

*Add seasonings if you like. Add a fruit or veggie puree to substitute for the eggs if desired.

3. Shape mixture into nuggets or fun shapes such as squares or balls then place on baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turn nuggets over after 15 minutes. Serve warm. Be sure to crumble these if your baby needs. Freeze others in containers or other meals.

Toddler Finger Foods

 

Finger Food Ideas – all should be Non-GMO organic foods

Cereal O’s

Frozen Bananas – cut in small squares

Steamed Carrots – diced

Steamed Corn and Peas

Scrambled Eggs

Flaked Fish

Cooked Pasta – sprinkled with “real” parmesan cheese

Cheese – cut into bite size pieces

Avocado Bits

Pieces of soft bread spread with – avocado, banana, plain yogurt, apple butter

Diced Peaches

Shredded Chicken

Cooked Lentils

Tofu Squares – choose non-gmo tofu that is fermented

What types of foods are you feeding your toddler? If you are looking for more options for those more advanced eaters head over and check out my healthy snacks or you can easily adjust my baby food meals for older children.

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2 Responses to Broccoli and Cheese Bites

  1. Marci February 6, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    Even though my kids are 4, they would love these. They look so delicious!

  2. Hilary February 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    These look great! I’m always looking for more ideas for my 1 year old that my other kids would eat too. She’s such a picky eater!

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