3 Bite-size food recipes

Claire Gallam

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It's never an easy feat to get your kids to try a new food, especially if it's something healthy, like tofu or squash. Instead of trying to get them to eat a big plate of a new food, why not give them bite-size samples to try? These bite-size recipes are so cute and flavorful, even your picky eater will have trouble saying no to them!

Mini BLT pizza pies

Mini BLT pizza pies

Serves 8

Not only are bite-size snacks perfect for kids' tiny hands, but they are a great way to help manage portions as well! Instead of serving a large pizza where it's easier to eat a few slices, serve up mini bite-size pizzas, where even four of them don't equate to two full-size regular pizzas. Plus, these aren't just great for easy weeknight meals either! Next time you need a few quick appetizers for a last minute party, give these recipes a try! Easy and delicious, for adults and kids alike!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 refrigerated can pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 4 pieces of crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • Cooking spray

For the directions on how to prepare these mini pies, check out the recipe here on SheKnows!

Tofu nuggets

Tofu nuggets

Serves about 3

Ingredients: 

  • 1 block of extra firm tofu, completely drained and pressed
  • 1 cup of marinade
  • 3/4 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Dashes of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Once completely drained, cut tofu into small nuggets.
  3. Pour marinade into a bowl. Add tofu, cover and let sit in a fridge for at least an hour.
  4. While you wait, mix bread crumbs, spices, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  5. When tofu is completely marinated, take out of the fridge. Dip each nugget into the bread mixture and cover. Place on a prepared cookie sheet and repeat until all of the nuggets are covered.
  6. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until firm and crispy. Enjoy with dipping sauces!

Butternut squash soup shooters

Butternut squash soup shooters

Yields about 14 shooters

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 russet potatoes, cubed and peeled
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen butternut squash, defrosted
  • 1 (32 ounce) container chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2 pieces whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese

For the directions on how to make these, check out the recipe here on SheKnows!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.