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Fabulous Finger Food

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



Mini Chicken Balls with Apple & Carrot 

Make a batch of these signature chicken & apple balls flavoured with basil, Parmesan & a little sweet chilli sauce. Click here for recipe. 


Cod & Salmon Quinoa Balls

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


Veggie Balls

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. Click here for recipe.


Chicken and Kale Balls

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. Click here for recipe.


Potato, carrot, and sweetcorn balls

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


Mini Meatballs 

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

Salmon Footballs 

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


Teriyaki Chicken Balls 

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. Click here for recipe.


Raw Cacao Energy Balls

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. Click here for recipe.


Mini Energy Balls 

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. Click here for recipe.

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