Quick Appetizers for Kids

Tastessence Staff Nov 4, 2018
Feeding kids who are fussy and picky eaters is a tricky task. However, preparing attractive and inviting appetizers for them does the wonders! Read on for such recipes that are simple, quick and easy to prepare.
Kids and their eating tantrums are not unknown to anyone. Parents have to do a lot of things to make them eat the healthy stuff on a regular basis. Getting to know some easy and quick appetizers for kids can be a great thing for the parents as well as the kids.
Besides this 'eating problem', there is one more occasion when the mother really gets helpless, that is her child's party. They get frenzied in the quest for new and exciting appetizers recipes for kids and the other guests.

Simple and Quick Appetizers

When talking about good appetizers for kids, it is very important to see to it, that the food recipes are healthy and at the same time attractive.

Mexican Guacamole

Ingredients
  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ medium tomato (chopped)
  • ¼ medium onion (chopped)
  • Jalapeños to taste
  • 5-6 sprigs of cilantro (chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ lime juice
  • Pepper and salt to taste
Procedure

Peel and cut the avocados and take the flesh out in a bowl. Partly mash it with help of the fork and add the tomatoes, jalapeños, onion, and cilantro in it. Squeeze the lime juice in it and add the cumin powder, pepper, and salt in the mixture. Chill the mixture and serve with some favorite chips or with some exciting Mexican meal.

Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: Summer Rolls
  • Edible rice paper
  • Rice sticks (rice vermicelli)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sticks of cucumber (de-seeded)
  • Chopped cilantro or coriander leaves
  • Thin slices of ripe mango
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Whole basil leaves
Procedure: Summer Rolls

Cook rice sticks al dente or as directed on the packet, drain, and keep aside. Take a large container and place a damp towel at its bottom. Take a shallow plate and fill it with warm water, to prepare the wrappers. Place the rice papers one by one in the warm water until it gets soft and pliable.
Remove from water and place on a cutting board. Take small portions of cut vegetables along with the rice sticks and place on the bottom half of the rice paper. Make sure to not to over fill it. Put the remaining half of the rice paper over the filled half, gently. Press firmly and roll the rice paper completely, making sure that the folds do not split up.
Place these summer rolls in the prepared damp towel containers. Make sure that each roll is place in such a way that it won't stick to the other. Cover them with an airtight plastic bag and place in fridge.
Ingredients: Peanut Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons, peanut butter
  • 1½ tablespoon, hot water
  • 1 tablespoon, soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • Chili flakes to taste
  • 1 teaspoon, honey or sugar
  • 1 finely chopped spring onion
Procedure: Peanut Sauce

Melt peanut butter in a small bowl, with the hot water. Add all the remaining ingredients of the sauce and mix well, until the sauce gets smooth texture. Serve this peanut sauce with the summer rolls, a real treat as quick appetizers for a party.

Ham & Swiss Roll-ups

Ingredients
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced Swiss cheese
  • Drained and crushed pineapple
  • Brown sugar
  • Toothpicks
Procedure

Lay the ham slice flat on a chopping board and put a slice of cheese on each ham slice. Add some crushed pineapple on top of the slices. Roll up the ham slice and secure it with a toothpick. Put the ham rolls in a baking pan and drizzle the brown sugar all over the rolls. Bake in a preheated oven, over 350 ºF, for about 15 minutes. Serve them warm.

Chicken Strips & Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
  • Strips of ½ lb boneless chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup, low-fat yogurt
  • 2 oz. blue cheese crumbles
  • 3 tablespoons, low fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons minced spring onion
  • ¼ crushed ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon, vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon, salt
  • 1 tablespoon, hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoon, margarine
Procedure

Take a small bowl and whisk the blue cheese, yogurt, and mayonnaise. Add spring onion and black pepper and stir. Drizzle salt on the strips of chicken breast. Cover it and place in a fridge till the time you need it. Heat a large skillet and add the oil in it. Brown the chicken strips by stirring continuously, till thoroughly cooked.
Remove the skillet from heat and add the butter and hot sauce to the same pan. Slightly move the pan round, so that the butter and sauce covers the chicken strips. The chicken is ready, now all you have to do is to serve it with the blue cheese dip.