Recipe by Leandra Rouse | Photo by Samantha Emmons
This kid-friendly recipe will satiate even the pickiest of eaters. The idea is to make a variety of interesting ingredients available to kids to explore on their own terms. The “recipe” itself is simple. It’s the presentation and availability that makes it special.
Building a nibble platter is easy! Here are some tips to help get you started:
- Select 1 to 2 finger foods from each of the fruit and veggie, protein, snack, and dip options below.
- Always try to include 2 to 3 new food items that you don’t typically buy.
- Think real food rather than packaged food.
- Get creative with dips.
- For kids younger than 3 years old, keep food pieces smaller than a pea. Cook or grate hard food like carrots or apples.
Fruit & Veggies
Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Carrot sliced or grated
Red, yellow, and green bell peppers
Grapes, cut in half
Melon cut into shapes
Banana, cut into bite-sized chunks
Vegan nut cheese
Wrapped, small soft cheeses
Baked tofu squares
Mini turkey meatballs
Crispy baked chickpeas
Black bean dip
Plain Greek yogurt
Thai peanut dipping sauce
Using a cupcake pan, fill each well with a finger food. Make it a fun family affair by throwing down a picnic blanket and building your very own adult nibble platter to enjoy, too.
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