Baked French Toast Muffins

I made a version of these last weekend using squaw bread that I had gotten from the farmer’s market plus a few cubed bananas, and my kids loved them.  Luckily I froze a bunch so they will last a few weeks. Update:  I’m now going on my third batch of these, and my kids continue to love them.

Check out the recipe at Averie Cooks.


Mini Frittatas

There are endless options of healthy ingredients to put into mini frittatas.  You can make them plain, change the cheeses that you put in them, or add veggies like broccoli, tomato, spinach or asparagus.  My kids love them and they are easy to make. Score!

You can find the recipe here: Her Own Wings


Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and cheese bites are another staples in our house. We even eat them at breakfast.  I like to use quinoa pasta instead of white flour pasta to get in some whole grains, but then I cut the bites into manageable pieces before I serve them.  Like with many of the other finger foods I make in our house, I tend to make these in a very large batch and then freeze them, defrosting a few at time overnight in the fridge (and then slightly warming them and/or cutting them up before serving them). 

Here's a link to the recipe: Mom's Kitchen Handbook


Mini Polenta Pizzas

Aren’t these the cutest? You can find the recipe here: Annabel Karmel


Chicken and Carrot Meatballs

Meatballs are another staple at my house. They are packed with protein and freeze well so I can make batches of various kinds to last for weeks. Check out the recipe at


Salmon Spinach Quinoa Balls

This is another recipe from Annabel Karmel


Oatmeal Banana Toddler Muffins

What can be tastier than a yummy banana muffin with breakfast? Here's the recipe: Sweet Tooth Life


Panko Crusted Chicken Nuggets

The Panko crust makes these seem a little fancier than some other nuggets, but Panko is actually easy to find and not too hard to work with! You can find the recipe here: Mom to Mom Nutrition


Black Bean Balls

Black beans can be a great source of protein, and they are pretty inexpensive, especially if you buy them dried and cook them yourself before using in recipes. Check out the recipe at: Light Orange Bean


Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites

Here's another family favorite paired with healthy broccoli.  The recipe is here: Weelicious


Quinoa Crusted Quiche

I’m always looking to find ways to add quinoa to my kids’ diet, especially when it is hidden in something else since quinoa on its own can get pretty messy to eat.

Here's the recipe link:


Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Last, but definitely not least, here's a recipe for delicious, kid-friendly turkey meatloaves.  You can find the recipe at