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Fabulous Finger Food

These finger food recipes are easy to make and tasty and convenient for when you’re on the go. My chicken and apple balls recipe are a weaning winner! But did you know there are so many more combinations you can try? From sweet to savoury, veggie to energy balls, cast your eyes on my top ten ball finger food recipes for some fun weaning snack inspiration!

Mini Chicken Balls with Apple & Carrot 

mini chicken balls with apple and carrot recipe by annabel karmel

These signature chicken & apple balls are one of our most popular finger food recipes. Flavoured with basil, parmesan and a little sweet chilli sauce.

Cod & Salmon Quinoa Balls

cod and salmon quinoa balls recipe by Annabel karmel

This is a tasty dairy-free recipe and couldn’t be simpler to make with everything whizzed up in a food processor.


Veggie Balls

Veggie balls recipe by annabel karmel

These little balls are a fantastic way to pack in veggies and are ideal finger food. They are also ideal for batch-cooking and freezing, in readiness for those busy days. Just pop them in a plastic freezer box, separating each layer with greaseproof paper, and reheat from frozen in the oven or microwave.


Chicken and Kale Balls

chicken and kale balls recipe by annabel karmel

When my son Nicholas was little and very fussy, my solution to encourage him to eat chicken was to blitz it in a foods processor with other ingredients such as apple and form it into mini chicken balls. This is a twist on my signature Chicken and Apple Balls recipe in my New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner, but this time using carrot and kale and adding some mild oriental flavors.


Potato, carrot, and sweetcorn balls

potato, carrot and sweetcorn balls recipe by annabel karmel

Root vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots, are firm favourites with babies, and the fruitiness of sweetcorn makes these yummy balls irresistible.

Mini Meatballs 

mini meatballs recipe by annabel karmel

They might be mini but they’re mighty in taste. Serve these meatballs with a hidden veggie sauce or steamed veggies.

Salmon Footballs 

salmon footballs recipe by annabel karmel

When your child refuses to eat anything from a spoon, try making these nutritious finger food balls – perfect for tiny hands.


Teriyaki Chicken Balls 

teriyaki chicken balls recipe by annabel karmel

These are so incredibly tasty and so easy to make. Serve with a side of veggies or on top of egg-fried rice or plain rice.


Raw Cacao Energy Balls

raw cacao energy balls recipe by annabel karmel

Try these delicious healthy treats. Unlike regular cocoa powder these balls are made from cold pressing cocoa beans to remove the fat. It’s a good source of antioxidants, magnesium and iron.


Mini Energy Balls 

mini energy balls recipe by annabel karmel

Try these delicious Mini Energy Balls. They make a healthy snack and are ideal to give you or your child a mid-morning or afternoon energy boost.


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