Meatballs for children: 15 nutritious and healthy recipes

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Among the recipes to make children eat vegetables and legumes with taste we certainly find meatballs. We can prepare them in a thousand different ways by first choosing seasonal vegetables that can meet the tastes of children and at the same time proposing variants that can help them discover new flavors.



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Among the recipes to make you eat vegetables and legumes with taste children we certainly find the meatballs. We can prepare them in a thousand different ways by first choosing seasonal vegetables that can meet the tastes of children and at the same time proposing variants that can help them discover new flavors.



The vegetable and legume meatballs for children are simple to prepare and allow you to bring a tasty second course to the table, to be accompanied, for example, with green salad or grated raw carrots seasoned with lemon juice. children usually like them very much.

Here is a collection of meatball recipes for children nutritious and healthy.

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Vegetable meatballs for children

There are so many vegetable meatballs that we can prepare for children. They are particularly suitable for children allergic or intolerant to eggs or dairy productsthe. You can prepare them with vegetables or legumes.

Quinoa and turmeric meatballs

This recipe is specially designed for children. These are quinoa and turmeric meatballs, suitable to bring the little ones closer to new flavors and to incorporate beneficial ingredients into the diet.

Lentil meatballs

Starting from the lentils you can prepare small vegetable meatballs that will please children very much. In combination with lentils you can choose their favorite vegetables respecting everyone's tastes.

Vegetarian meatballs with yogurt and pesto

For your children you can prepare vegetarian meatballs with yogurt and pesto, perhaps choosing to make pesto at home without garlic if children don't like strong flavors very much. You just have to experiment.

Aubergine Meatballs

The zucchini meatballs are a great classic. You can prepare them starting from zucchini and combine this basic ingredient with potatoes or legumes, for example with chickpeas or beans, to make it easier to form meatballs.



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Spinach dumplings

Among the ingredients that you can choose to prepare your meatballs for children we find the spinach that you can combine with boiled potatoes or cooked beans to form meatballs, or with blended tofu.

Eggplant meatballs

If your kids don't really like eggplants, try to entice them by using them for prepare meatballs or croquettes. Eggplant meatballs are very tasty. If you fear that the aubergines may be bitter, cut them into slices, cover them with coarse salt and let them rest overnight before rinsing them and using them to prepare the meatballs.

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Chickpea or falafel meatballs

Le chickpea meatballs o falafel are among the tasty recipes to offer to help children appreciate legumes more. The chickpea meatballs are very simple to prepare, just start from the already boiled chickpeas that are crushed and combined with a little extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and oregano.

Vegetable meatballs of amaranth

Even with amaranth, to be combined with boiled potatoes, you can prepare tasty meatballs for children. For the choice of spices with which to flavor the amaranth meatballs, follow the tastes of the little ones. Better to avoid spicy. Here is the recipe to follow step by step.

Bread and rocket meatballs

Here is a vegetarian recipe to prepare bread balls with rocket.A good idea to help children appreciate new flavors and are convenient to take to work for lunch or to serve as a main course. Here the recipe.

Spinach and lentil meatballs on Jerusalem artichoke cream

To prepare the spinach and lentil meatballs you will need very few ingredients, a dish suitable for everyone, both adults and children, you can also prepare them in advance and make them even tastier by adding sesame or poppy seeds to the breading. Here is the complete recipe to follow.



Baked pea meatballs

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To make the preparation of meatballs lighter, especially for children, we can decide to bake them in the oven instead of frying them. For example, you can prepare tasty pea meatballs. Here is the recipe to follow.

Baked zucchini and cheese meatballs

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Another example of baby meatballs to prepare in the oven. Here are some very simple meatballs to prepare with courgettes, cheese and breadcrumbs. Here is the recipe to follow.

Vegetable meatballs for children (and adults!)

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This recipe is designed to make both children and adults happy. The main ingredients for these Vegetable meatballs they are carrots, potatoes, zucchini and cauliflower. Here is the recipe to follow to prepare them.

Baked beans and basil meatballs

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Finally here are some meatballs with a summer flavor that you can prepare by choosing to season the boiled beans with chopped fresh basil to flavor your meatballs in a natural way. Here the recipe.

What are your children's favorite meatballs?

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