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Jose's 10 best kid-friendly recipes this spring

Fill little tummies with these nutritionally-approved recipes.

Cheesy corn stuffed mini capsicum
Expert Jose




“Make snack and meal times more entertaining for the kids. These fun and tasty recipes aren’t just kid-friendly, they’re also approved by nutritionists, making them a great choice for hungry little tummies.”

- José.

Carrot mac and cheese bites


Carrot mac & cheese bites

If there are two things we know kids love it’s mac ‘n’ cheese and eating with their hands. Give them a treat by combining the two in these brilliant baked bites. Grated carrot adds a hit of veg as well as a delicious natural sweetness to these cheesy, golden, crunchy gems. 

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Like a pizza with a stuffed crust the whole way through. These pizzadillas are super easy to make, brimming with flavour and topped with melted cheese. We guarantee they won’t last long on the plate.

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chicken san choy bow


Chicken san choy bow

Colourful and filled to the brim with veggies and flavour, these chicken san choy bow are a fun dinner to serve to the kids. Try this recipe for a fresh dinner idea and have these delicious lettuce cups on the table in 30 minutes. 

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José’s top tip:

“Kids not a fan of mushrooms? Switch out the mushrooms for diced veggies such as capsicum, zucchini, frozen peas and corn.”

fish fingers with mushy peas


Fish fingers with mushy peas

You can’t go wrong with family-favourite fish fingers for an easy dinner. This recipe is one of my go-tos because the juicy fish fingers are baked, not fried, and coated in golden crunchy panko breadcrumbs. The mushy peas and easy homemade yoghurt tartare really take this dish to the next level.

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herbed ricotta stuffed jacket potatoes


Herbed ricotta-stuffed jacket potatoes

Whip up these delicious baked potatoes when you need an easy kid-friendly dinner. This healthier recipe features fluffy jacket potatoes with creamy herbed ricotta, cucumber and capsicum. Plus, it takes just 5 minutes to prep..

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chicken and veggie meatballs


Chicken and veggie meatballs

These juicy chicken meatballs are a great way to pack more veggies into the kids’ meals. Pop them on a plate with our homemade tomato sauce for a healthier snack that the little ones are bound to gobble up. I bet you’ll love them, too.

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José’s top tip:

"To prevent the mince mixture from sticking to your hands, use damp hands to mix it."

cinnamon bagel crisps


Cinnamon bagel crisps

These thin and crispy bagel chips are a great snack to prep ahead of time and pull out when the kids start to get hangry. This sweet treat is nutritionally approved and makes for the perfect fuss-free snack.

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puffed rice and seed bars


Puffed rice and seed bars

Be prepared for those snack attacks. Make a batch of these healthier bars for the kids to munch on throughout the week. Made for when you’re on the go, you can take these yummy puffed rice and seed bars with you on your adventures.

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cheesy corn stuffed mini capsicums


Cheesy corn-stuffed mini capsicums

Colourful, sweet and cheesy, these mini stuffed capsicums make a great veggie-filled afternoon snack for the kids. Four ingredients is all you need for these tasty treats. 

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chicken and pesto pull-apart sliders


Chicken and pesto pull-apart sliders

The little ones won’t believe their luck when you serve them up these mouthwatering chicken sliders. Think brioche buns filled with succulent shredded chicken, pesto, spinach and oozy mozzarella. These healthier mini burgers are a must-try and perfect to whip up when the kids have friends over.

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