Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finger Foods

We all know that our kids love to use their hands. What kid doesn't love to eat with their hands? Try this simple recipes and give them a break from using utensils. Serve them this easy, yummy bites for dinner. Try something new for your kids to learn and maybe like it. Enjoy preparing your dinner for tonight!

Grilled Pineapple and Shrimp

Cut 8 peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp in half lengthwise and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place shrimp halves and 16 pieces of fresh pineapple in a grill pan coated with vegetable cooking spray on medium-high heat. Grill until shrimp turn opaque, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. Stack shrimp on top of pineapple and insert a pick.



Polenta Flowers

Cut a 6-inch log of refrigerated cooked polenta into 24 slices. Use cookie cutters to make flower shapes from each slice. Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, brush with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with finely shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Let the flowers cool slightly and serve with tomato sauce.




Rice Roll-Ups

Stir 2 tbs. shredded carrot, 1 tbs. sweet-and-sour sauce and 1/8 tsp. salt into 3/4 cup cooked brown rice. Spoon 2 tbs. of rice mixture on a thin slice of deli roast beef. Top with a slice each of red pepper and avocado; then roll up. Cut rolls in half diagonally. Repeat steps to make 12 pieces.

This are few recipes for you to try. Hope your kids will enjoy it.



Source: Parents Mag

7 comments:

dhemz said...

wow! did you make some of these sis?

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Imelda said...

nutritious snacks for kids.. . .got to try this myself

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Nortehanon said...

Wow, mukhang interesting finger foods. Will try the first and the third. Would love to try the second one sana....pero wala akong oven eh whehehe