Food & Recipes

I have always wanted to add recipes to my blog, but so far avoided it because I am not much of a food photographer. I rarely spend time clicking pictures of food, I would much rather dig in! Yesterday I managed to get one decent click of cheesy veg canapes I had made (because they looked seriously yummy if I do say so myself) and when I shared it on my Insta, some of you asked me for the recipe. So I decided to revive the inactive Recipes section on my blog and give it a shot.

 

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Made these cheesy veggie canapes after a long time today. Baby N had first tried and loved spinach and corn canapes at Baby T's birthday party. Tara @mommyingbabyt suggested I use @dipfoods canapes to make these at home and they turned out great. Other than corn and spinach, I also add capsicum, bell peppers and broccoli. Makes for a yummy snack and it's full of veggies so I'm a happy mamma. . Speaking of snacks, have you checked out the latest post on my blog? I've shared 60+ healthy, home-made finger food ideas for toddlers. Whether you are looking for toddler snack ideas for mid-meal munching, travel, play-time, or preschool/daycare tiffin, I've got you covered. Check out the post at http://babyandbeyond.in/healthy-homemade-finger-food-ideas-for-toddlers/ Clickable link in bio. . . #babyandbeyondin_food #toddlerfood #toddlereats #fingerfood #snackideas #fingerfoods #mombloggersofig #toddlermom #homemade

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Baby N first tried corn and spinach tartlets at a party almost a year ago and he couldn’t get enough of them. He probably ate 4-5 in a go (and this was when he was 1.5 years old, mind you). I wanted to make them at home for him, since its a nice change from his usual evening snacks. I’m not much of a baker and making tartlets was beyond me. Instead I use canapes or monitas from Dips foods.

 

 

I add a whole bunch of veggies in my cheesy veg canapes (check the recipe below), so its yummy and healthy too. Check out my toddler approved recipe for Cheesy Veg Canapes below:

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Cheesy Veg Canapes
Cheesy Veg Canapes recipe - Toddler Approved | Baby & Beyond
Course Snacks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword canape, canapes
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
canapes
Ingredients
For the Canapes
  • 12 canapes Dip foods canapes / monitas
For the White Sauce
For the Filling
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (capsicum, broccoli, bell peppers, corn, baby corn, spinach, mushrooms)
Course Snacks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword canape, canapes
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings
canapes
Ingredients
For the Canapes
  • 12 canapes Dip foods canapes / monitas
For the White Sauce
For the Filling
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (capsicum, broccoli, bell peppers, corn, baby corn, spinach, mushrooms)
Cheesy Veg Canapes recipe - Toddler Approved | Baby & Beyond
Instructions
Canapes
  1. You can use the canapes as is out of the box, but I prefer to crisp them up in oven. Just put the canapes in the oven on Toast mode for about 5 mins.
White Sauce
  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non stick pan. Add 1 tbsp butter and let it melt.
  2. Add the flour in while whisking continuously.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and pour the milk in slowly, still whisking continuously to avoid lumps.
  4. Add the grated cheese and stir it in till it melts. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set the sauce aside in a bowl and let it thicken. You want a thick, creamy mixture rather than a runny sauce, so that it is convenient for a toddler to bite into and also a runny sauce would make the canapes soggy.
Veggie Filling
  1. Heat the remaining olive oil and butter in the pan. Add the vegetables and saute.
  2. Cover the pan and let the vegetables cook on slow flame till they are soft enough for your toddler.
Assembling the Canapes
  1. Fill each canape with the white sauce. Add a generous helping of the sauteed vegetables to each canape.
  2. Serve as is or top with ketchup / oregano / chili flakes / hot sauce as per your and your child's taste.