Category Archives: toddler approved

What’s for Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole

My Toddler (and husband) loved this Cheeseburger Casserole from Skinnytaste.com.

What's for Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole

I have been trying to cook a little healthier; healthier meals are not always toddler and husband approved but this one was a hit. I knew it would be… meat, cheese, noodles… I left the pickles off. Would totally make this again! So easy!

I think my biggest complaint is that it uses 2 TBSP of tomato paste. I hate opening up a can of tomato paste to only use a small part of it. Solution, I also made up some homemade pizza sauce and stuck it in the freezer for later. Super easy. I make a lot of homemade pizza so this is a great solution for me. Bonus: toddler LOVES pizza.

Todder Recipe: Mini Pizza Bombs

These were supposed to be mini pizza muffins but I HATE washing muffin tins so I baked them on a cookie sheet with some parchment paper. Much easier to clean up!

Mini Pizza Bombs
Mini Pizza Bombs
Yields 25
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
95 calories
6 g
20 g
7 g
3 g
1 g
29 g
61 g
0 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
29g
Yields
25
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 61mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
6%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  9. 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  10. 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt.
  3. Whisk together oil, milk and eggs; add to flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
  4. Mix in cheese, bell pepper and pepperoni.
  5. Roll in balls and place on a lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes; until golden and toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. You can also bake these in a muffin tin.
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calories
95
fat
7g
protein
3g
carbs
6g
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Adapted from Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
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Toddler Recipe: Mini Ham and Cheese Biscuit Waffles

After a busy weekend away from home (I did a 5km colour run, so much fun!) I was totally stumped on what to pack for a daycare lunch. 5 ingredient Mini Ham and Cheese Biscuit Waffles to the rescue!

I first saw these waffle biscuits on Add a Pinch – I have made them a few times, so easy and fun! This time I decided to put ham and cheese right in them; toddler approved! (Toddler approval is a rare thing in our house.)

I can’t believe I just called my baby a toddler. Sigh. Time goes too fast.

Mini Ham and Cheese Biscuit Waffles

Mini waffles for mini hands.

These little waffles are perfect to have on hand. Easy to grab and take with you, wherever you go.

Mini Ham and Cheese Biscuit Waffles
Yields 14
Easy and fun! Mini ham and cheese waffle biscuits for little hands.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
72 calories
7 g
6 g
4 g
3 g
1 g
26 g
174 g
1 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
26g
Yields
14
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg
2%
Sodium 174mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
7%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cups self-rising flour
  2. 1/8 cup vegetable shortening
  3. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  4. 2oz cheese, shredded
  5. 1 slice ham, chopped up
Instructions
  1. Heat up waffle iron.
  2. Add flour, cheese and ham to mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until well combined, I like to use the whisk attachment on my stand mixer to make this easy but you can also use with a pastry blender, two forks, or knives. Pour in buttermilk and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Roll into small balls, press flat and place in waffle iron. Close lid and cook until waffle iron beeps (couple minutes); they should be golden brown. I could only cook 4 at a time, it took about 10 minutes or so to cook them all.
Notes
  1. Self-rising flour replacement: 1 cup flour, 1 tsp salt and 1.5 tsp baking powder.
  2. Buttermilk replacement: add a splash of lemon juice or vinegar to your milk and let sit for a couple minutes.
Adapted from Add a Pinch
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calories
72
fat
4g
protein
3g
carbs
7g
more
Adapted from Add a Pinch
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