10 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Finger Foods

Welsh “Rabbits”

Welsh rarebit is a slightly enriched version of cheese toast—children 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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“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 tarts—manageable for small hands—are no exception. Serve them warm with salad and also cold for lunch boxes or picnics.

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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 up—and not being visable, they can’t be picked out.

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Tortilla Pizza Margherita

Flour tortillas make an ideal “instant” base—turning 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 bakes—but 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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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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