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Little Foods for Later


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What I mean by that is things you can make ahead of time and store for later that can be easily prepared in a microwave. I don't have a lot of free time and premade finger foods apropriate for littles at the store are expensive. There are some things that I like that I can't make at home so I'll buy them when I have money but it would be nice to have some new ideas beyond cereal and pb&j, not that there's anything wrong with that.
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I don't know if this counts, but, making a large bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough and freezing it so you can just portion out and bake whenever you want! Mini cookies forever!


If you're asking about food food. Hmm. That's a little harder. I've made and frozen mini meatballs before that can be used for Italian Wedding soup or pasta?

Or little frozen foods! Like dumplings, little sweet buns, hmm... mini pancakes? I guess these are all just regular foods, made mini, and frozen? ^^:;

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Baby carrots and ranch dip or hummus

Mac n cheese. Doesn't freeze well, but keeps okay in the fridge

Cut up fruit and cheese bites with crackers

Meat and cheese roll ups

Tortilla pinwheel

Hard boiled eggs


These are my nephews favorite snacks/lunches

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Staff Notification: This topic has been moved to Little Space.


  • Carrot, capsicum (bell pepper) and celery sticks are my favourite to have with hummus. I either put sirarcha or olive oil & black pepper on my hummus.
  • Berry ‘salad’: slice strawberries, whole blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Sprinkle lightly with sugar (or faux sugar substitute) and let sit in the fridge. The sugar helps release some of the flavour and juice from the berries. Lasts a few days in the fridge.
  • Whipped cream (in a can)- good with the above ^, sliced bananas, canned or preserved fruit, in hot chocolate, some coffees and so on.
  • Cream cheese spread (in a jar)- pre-cook pasta, store in fridge. Add a tablespoon or so of cheese spread to pre-cooked pasta & splash of milk. Microwave until heated through, stir= instant mac n cheese.

    *Also good with sliced jalapenos in grilled cheese sammies, or on rice cakes.

  • Tuna & veggie fritters (can be made vegetarian)- make batter using egg, flour & milk. Add canned tuna, finely chopped onion, corn kernels, green peas, chopped bb spinach- whatever veggies you want really, just keep them an even size. Pan cook kinda like pancakes (make sure to add oil). You can make them as small or big as you like, as long as it’s flippable.
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• Cute pre portioned yogurt n fruit parfiats in jars

• I like to premake and freeze mini calzones and empanadas! They last for a long time and baking or frying them doesn't take too long!

• DIY lunchables, I pre pack lil wedges of brie, cheddar cubes, n lunch meats with crackers for later!

• Overnight oats are easy to prep and are fun and babyish to eat


There are tons of fun and cute little things to meal prep!

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Guest infinitecases

Most breaded finger foods can be made in advance and frozen. For instance making your own crispy chicken bites, nuggets, tenders in the oven and once cooked, you can package in the freezer to heat up again in the future. 


Homemade mini pizza or pizza bases are also great for the freezer, or large batches of pasta can be made in advance :) 

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