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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Healthy Recipes for Toddlers

Make these toddler-friendly recipes that are delicious and healthy.

BLT Hamburger

1 tablespoon mustard
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 1/4 pounds of ground turkey
Turkey bacon

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Mix mustard, ketchup, and light mayonnaise in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Form 1 1/4 pounds of ground turkey into four 3/4-inch burgers.
  4. Wrap each burger with two slices of turkey bacon.
  5. Grill until cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side.
  6. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, toast the buns on the grill.
  7. Put the burger on the bun, drizzle with mustard sauce, and top with tomato, onion and lettuce.
Make mini burgers for a kid-sized meal.

Fruit Salad with Couscous
Kids will love this for lunch or as a side dish.

1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons of finely-chopped shallots
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup blueberries and raspberries
1 cup chopped nectarines
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
2 cups whole-wheat couscous

  1. Whisk vinegar, finely-chopped shallots, orange juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Fold in blueberries and raspberries, chopped nectarines, chopped almonds, and whole-wheat couscous.

Healthy Chicken Fingers

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking
1 egg
1 pound of chicken breast

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix flour, salt, pepper and baking powder in a shallow bowl.
  3. Beat an egg in another shallow bowl.
  4. Dredge 1 pound of chicken breast in flour, then in the egg, and back in the flour. Be sure to shake off excess flour.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, turn them over, spray, and bake for five more minutes.
Make dipping sauce by combining the 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard and 1/4 cup honey in a small bowl. Dip and enjoy.

Tip: A toddler should get between 1,000 and 1,400 calories a day, depending on size, activity level, and age.

Credit: Howcast.


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