I got on a roll this weekend with making ahead some toddler snacks. The Baked Zucchini Coins I got from the Weelicious site. The recipe is at http://weelicious.com/2010/06/15/baked-zucchini-coins/.
The Mac'n'Leftovers Bites are my own experiment -- and they are GOOOOOOOD. Mommy scarfed down two before Zoe could try. I had about 1/4 cup each of leftover baked ham, macaroni and cheese, and broccoli. I mixed all with a little beaten egg (not all of the egg, just enough to bind it together) and put in greased mini muffin pan. Topped with a little whole wheat bread crumbs and baked 425 oven for 10 minutes.
Also from leftovers -- and my mad scientist brain -- came these Toddler Kabobs. I put cream cheese, strawberries, pineapple and avocado on baby-safe picks.
Finally, I made a valient attempt to make Weelicious' Japanese Rice Balls, but my rice wasn't sticky enough! I'll try the recipe again, but instead, I combined the ingredients with a little cheese and made Mini Casseroles. I put them in the freezer, ready to take out and bake as needed. Note: I had replaced the fish with some leftover turkey I needed to use up, so a little parmesan cheese seemed to go well with the casserole. I also added just a little beaten egg to keep the casserole together.
And if Zoe doesn't like these treats, Mommy and Daddy will be sure to not let them go to waste!