Here's an easy-to-chew, delicious recipe for younger toddlers and babies just starting to eat real people food.
MaMaLaLa369 made these Chicken Sausages for her 1-year-old daughter, Lexi, the other night. Both baby and mama thought they were scrumptious!
It's a relief because MaMaLaLa369 has been trying to find a variety of "squishy" foods that Lexi will eat. She's an extremely picky little girl and only has a few teeth. MaMaLaLa369 has to mush up everything -- even peas and corn out of their skins first -- and she's desperate for some alternatives.
This easy recipe lets you sneak in four of the things babies and toddlers need: protein, carbs, vegetables and dairy -- with no squashing required! Make this one with your leftover mashed potatoes and broccoli.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins.
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup (1/2 pound) ground chicken
1/2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
1/3 cup broccoli florets (boiled till soft and finely chopped)
2 tbs. Italian breadcrumbs
1. Combine chicken, potatoes, cheese, broccoli, and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Mix with fork.
2. Form mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and then smush into patties (any shape will work). Place on ungreased baking pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18-20. Freeze and reheat as needed.
Tip: "This turned out great!" MaMaLaLa369 says. "This was Lexi's first time trying ground chicken and she did very well. It was a very squishy mixture, but the breadcrumbs make it a bit easier to handle. I used mashed potatoes that weren't too stiff. Next time I might make a batch mixed with mashed carrots!"
Check back next Thursday for another great recipe. Got a favorite toddler friendly meal or snack of your own to share? Let me know about it and I may feature it here.
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