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10 Quick & Delicious Quinoa Recipes For Toddlers

Quinoa Recipes For Toddlers

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Do you want to serve protein rich food to your toddler? Do you wish to offer fluffy yet crunchy cuisines to your little one? If you said yes to either question, you should think about introducing quinoa for toddlers nutrition. What is Quinoa? Is quinoa good for toddlers? Which quinoa recipes are good for your toddlers? Read our post and get the answers here.

What Is Quinoa?

Quinoa is the least allergenic grain crop, which provides edible seeds. Quinoa is rich in proteins and wheat-free. It contains all nine crucial amino acids necessary for your toddler’s healthy growth and development. Cooked quinoa seeds are fluffy yet crunchy, and you can cook them to make many nutty delights for your toddler. (1)

Here is our collection of the top 10 quinoa recipes for toddlers:

1. Quinoa Curry:

Quinoa Curry

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You Will Need:

  • 1 onion
  • One garlic clove
  • ½ cup of quinoa, cooked
  • Olive oil
  • One tsp of fresh ginger, crushed
  • ½ tsp of curry powder
  • ¾ cannellini beans
  • ¾ cup of tomatoes, chopped

How To:

  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add onion in the oil. Sauté the onion for about two minutes.
  1. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for two more minutes
  1. Add cannellini beans and curry powder and stir well.
  1. Add cooked quinoa and tomatoes. Then lower the heat and bring it to a simmer for ten minutes.
  1. Mash well and serve.

2. Savoury And Sweet Vegetable Quinoa:

Savoury And Sweet Vegetable Quinoa

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp of zucchini diced
  • One sweet potato
  • One green onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of dried and chopped apricots
  • 1 tbsp raisins

How To:

  1. Soak apricots and raisin in a bowl of warm water. Allow them to turn soft.
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  1. Add sweet potato, onion, and zucchini and sauté till onion turns golden
  1. Add quinoa, apricots, and raisin and stir well.
  1. Serve when warm.

[ Read: Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat Veggies ]

3. Quinoa And Chicken Patties:

Quinoa And Chicken Patties

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You Will Need:

  • ½ sweet potato
  • One garlic clove
  • 1 cup of ground chicken
  • 1 apple
  • One egg yolk
  • 1 onion
  • ¼ cup of quinoa, cooked
  • A pinch of dried thyme

How To:

  1. Peel off sweet potato, onion, garlic, and apple and all of them together in one bowl.
  1. Add an egg yolk, a quarter cup of quinoa, the ground chicken, and thyme to the mixture in a bowl and mix it well.
  1. Develop balls out of the mixture and create ½ inch thick patties.
  1. Cook patties on the grill for about ten minutes each of the side.

4. Apple, Beet, And Quinoa Blend:

Apple, Beet, And Quinoa Blend

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You Will Need:

  • 1 peeled and diced apple
  • 1 peeled and diced beetroot
  • ½ cup of cooked quinoa

How To:

  1. Steam the apple pieces and beet cubes till they turn tender.
  1. Puree beet and apple cubes in a food processor.
  1. Add cooked quinoa to the puree and serve.

5. Quinoa Meatballs:

Quinoa Meatballs

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You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup of carrot, grated
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • One egg yolk, beaten
  • A pinch of dried thyme

How To:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 deg C.
  1. Mix quinoa, carrot, beef, applesauce, egg yolk, and thyme together. Develop one inch meatballs with your hands.
  1. Cook meatballs for about 15 minutes.
  1. Serve warm.

[ Read: Quiche For Toddlers ]

6. Quinoa Cookies:

Quinoa Cookies

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You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup of wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of oats
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips

How To:

  1. Mix quinoa flour, wheat flour, baking powder, oats, chocolate chips, and brown sugar in a one bowl.
  1. Mix egg, oil, and vanilla extract in another bowl.
  1. Now, mix mixtures in both the bowls.
  1. Prepare small balls with your hands. Place these balls on cookie sheet.
  1. Bake balls for about eight minutes.
  1. Serve them
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