Mother and Baby

Veggie bites by Annabel Karmel

Section: Lunch ideas
  • Serves: Makes 15 veggie balls (suitable for freezing)
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes

Method

These mini bites are a fantastic way to pack in veggies and are an ideal finger food. They are also perfect for batch-cooking and freezing, in readiness for any last-minute picnic planning or after-school playdates.

1. Prick the potato and bake it in the microwave for 7–10 minutes until soft. Leave to cool, then cut it in half and scoop out the flesh – you will need 250g potato.

2. Put the cool potato and remaining ingredients (except the flour and the oil) in the bowl of a food processor and blitz until chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper (if using) and shape it into 15 equal-sized balls.

3. Place the flour in a bowl and lightly coat the balls in flour. Transfer them to plate and chill for 15 minutes.

4. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot. Fry the balls for about 2 minutes until golden all over and heated through. Serve with cucumber sticks and halved cherry tomatoes, or a mayonnaise dip with sweet chilli sauce.

Suitable from 12 months +

If you are looking for quick and balanced options for your little one on those jam-packed days, Annabel’s award-winning Chilled Toddler Meal range includes children’s favourites such as Scrummy Fish Pie, Mild Chicken Tikka & Tasty Chicken & Potato Pie.  

Discover the full range at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado and www.annabelkarmel.com

  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

Watch Annabel Karmel's easy recipe videos on our YouTube channel, here

 
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