26 foods kids can eat with their hands



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Because who doesn’t want to eat with their hands? Dive into these fun finger foods. 

tacos with pulled pork, ciltro, red cabbage and lime
chicken quesadillas on a wooden cutting board with salsa on the side
board with hot dogs topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and bacon
Veggie burgers with all the toppings
Red Pepper Egg Cups Breakfast Recipe
plate of chicken fingers with ranch dressing to dip
lettuce wrap with ground pork, lettuce and onion
hands pulling apart a grilled cheese sandwich
bun piled with saucy beans
zucchini fritters on a plate with creamy sauce to dip

Pulled Pork Tacos

At-home tacos don’t need to come from a box. We let the slow cooker do most of the work for this pulled pork recipe. Simply shred the tender pork filling with two forks, fill your tortillas then let the kids choose their toppings. Dinner is done. Get the recipe: Pulled Pork Tacos

Chicken Quesadillas

Some nights, you probably wish you didn’t have to stand over a stove, monitoring two skillets. Problem solved with these Chicken Quesadillas. It's like a grilled cheese sandwich, but with way more potential for great fillings. And even better potential for next-day lunchboxes. Get the recipe: Chicken Quesadillas

BLT Hot Dog

Consider this fun hybrid of classic sandwich toppings on iconic wiener and bun. Pack your shredded iceberg, crumbled bacon and diced tomato separately and pour some mayo in that squeeze bottle you've been stashing away in the cabinet for ages. Get the recipe: BLT Hot Dogs

Flavourful Veggie-Packed Beef Burgers

Have your burger and lots of veggies, too! These beef burgers are full of flavour thanks to grated veg, are gluten- and dairy-free and help the whole family increase their veggie intake for the day. Pre-make your patties and pack everything you need for camping, like buns, condiments and pickles, of course. Get the recipe: Flavourful Veggie-Packed Beef Burgers

Red Pepper Egg Cups

Fast snack and breakfast recipes you can eat with one hand are key for parenting life! These egg cups are also full of protein. Get the recipe: Red Pepper Egg Cups

Ranch Chicken Tenders

Show us a kid who doesn't want to slam dunk a crispy, breaded chicken tender into some creamy cool ranch dressing. The air fryer makes these super simple, but baking in the oven works, too. Get the recipe: Ranch Chicken Tenders

Hoisin Lettuce Wraps

Ground meat or leftover chicken is at the heart of this speedy recipe. It can be served family-style so everyone can assemble their own wraps in a soft leaf of butter lettuce, topping them however they like. Get the recipe: Hoisin Lettuce Wraps

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Jam

A pot of bacon jam is an ideal cold-weather project; it will infuse your house with the sweet smell of bacon and maple syrup. Slather the sticky-salty treat inside a mess of grilled cheese sandwiches. Get the recipe: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Jam

Lentil, Zucchini And Cherry Tomato Sloppy Joes

It’s the childhood fave that’s fun to eat, slightly sweet and decidedly very delicious. This version is reimagined with lentils and the textural interest of zucchini and cherry tomatoes, plus some zing from sour pickles. Hello, Sloppy Joes. Also, pass the napkins. Get the recipe: Lentil, Zucchini And Cherry Tomato Sloppy Joes

Zucchini and Quinoa Fritters with Tzatziki

Meet a hand-sized, dippable hit. Grated zucchini is mixed with herbs, eggs, and spices, shaped into small patties, and lightly fried. Adding quinoa and feta to the batter makes these classic fritters heartier and adds more nutritional value, too. Get the recipe: Zucchini and Quinoa Fritters with Tzatziki

HOMEMADE GINGER PORK POTSTICKERS

Ever had a cold potsticker? Turns out they're just as delicious as ones straight from the heat. Pack a little dipping sauce and have fun slam-dunking. Get the recipe: Homemade Ginger Pork Potstickers

RAINBOW FRESH ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

Forget turning on the oven, use leftover roasted chicken or that rotisserie one you thoughtfully picked up for your future self. It's all hands on deck for this DIY dinner. Get the recipe: Rainbow Fresh Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

BAKED BUTTERMILK CHICKEN STRIPS

Baked not fried, these breaded chicken strips are perfect hot or cold. Add them in the lunchbox or to a picnic basket. But whatever you do, don't forget the dip. Get the recipe: Baked Buttermilk Chicken Strips

FABULOUS FISH TACOS WITH MANGO SALSA AND ZESTY LIME MAYO

Fish tacos are often made with breaded or battered and fried fish, this lighter, healthier, version is fresh and flavourful. Get the recipe: Fabulous Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa And Zesty Lime Mayo

CHEESY BAKED BROCCOLI BITES

There’s no way your kiddos can turn up their noses at these crispy, cheesy nibbles. Plate with a little ketchup for dipping and your brood will never realize (or they won’t care!) that you served them two heads of broccoli as a snack. Get the recipe: Cheesy Baked Broccoli Bites

Two-Bite Frittatas

Not only are single serving frittatas a handy way to nibble protein and veggies—they’re perfect for toddlers as well. Get the recipe: Two-Bite Frittatas

SPICY ASIAN CHICKEN WINGS

Whether it's for dinner, an appetizer or to bring to the party, these sweet and spicy chicken wings do not disappoint. Get the recipe: Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

HOISIN PORK LETTUCE WRAPS

Inexpensive ground pork is the heart of this tasty meal that is easy to serve family-style; everyone at the table assembles their own wraps in a soft leaf of butter lettuce, topping them however they like. Long live lettuce wraps. Get the recipe: Hoisin Pork Lettuce Wraps

MINI-HAMBURGER BENTO

Japanese-style hamburgers are like round miniature meatloaves in flavor and texture, rather than all-beef American-style burgers, which can get tough when cold. These stay moist and flavorful, just like day-after meatloaf. Get the recipe: Mini-Hamburger Bento

HAWAIIAN PIZZA MUFFINS

For a good time, call upon these savoury little muffin friends. They’ve got the goodness of pizza (ham and pineapple, what’s up?) in a perfect handheld vessel. Get the recipe: Hawaiian Pizza Muffins

HOMEMADE FALAFEL WITH AVOCADO TZATZIKI

Don't be intimidated by making your own falafel. These little chickpea patties mean you no harm and taste delicious swiped through our tangy DIY dressing. Get the recipe: Homemade Falafel with Avocado Tzatziki

SAUSAGE HOAGIES

Wanna get a little wild? Enter these babies. They're a riff on the classic Philly Cheesesteak. Plus, you can turn your leftovers into a tasty pasta dish. Winning. Get the recipe: Sausage Hoagies

QUESADILLAS

Cheese is the friendliest ingredient, says us. It's there to comfort you and make whatever you have laying around taste better. Case in point, quesadillas. Throw in whatever wilting vegetables or leftover meat you've got and watch them be transformed by the gooey goodness that is cheese. Get the recipe: Quesadillas

PULLED BEEF, PORK OR CHICKEN TACOS

Tacos are your best friend, right? Your other best friend Slow Cooker is showing up to lend a hand, because that’s what friends are for. Choose your own adventure by adding stewing beef, pork shoulder or skinless chicken thighs to the mix. Get the recipe: Pulled Beef, Pork Or Chicken Tacos

MAPLE-BALSAMIC GLAZED RIBS

Good things are going on here. These ribs are sticky-sweet and fall off the bone. Extra napkins, please. Get the recipe: Maple-Balsamic Glazed Ribs

BUTTER CHICKEN SANDWICHES

You may be more familiar with butter chicken in a bowl with soft naan bread to sop it up, but the same rich dish can be piled on a crusty baguette. For a good time, look this one up. Get the recipe: Butter Chicken Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Tacos
Chicken Quesadillas
BLT Hot Dog
Flavourful Veggie-Packed Beef Burgers
Red Pepper Egg Cups
Ranch Chicken Tenders
Hoisin Lettuce Wraps
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Jam
Lentil, Zucchini And Cherry Tomato Sloppy Joes
Zucchini and Quinoa Fritters with Tzatziki
HOMEMADE GINGER PORK POTSTICKERS
RAINBOW FRESH ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
BAKED BUTTERMILK CHICKEN STRIPS
FABULOUS FISH TACOS WITH MANGO SALSA AND ZESTY LIME MAYO
CHEESY BAKED BROCCOLI BITES
Two-Bite Frittatas
SPICY ASIAN CHICKEN WINGS
HOISIN PORK LETTUCE WRAPS
MINI-HAMBURGER BENTO
HAWAIIAN PIZZA MUFFINS
HOMEMADE FALAFEL WITH AVOCADO TZATZIKI
SAUSAGE HOAGIES
QUESADILLAS
PULLED BEEF, PORK OR CHICKEN TACOS
MAPLE-BALSAMIC GLAZED RIBS
BUTTER CHICKEN SANDWICHES

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