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Kid friendly Passover foods

cheesecake17 Apr 1, 2012 05:46 PM

I'm having trouble coming up with some ideas for Passover snacks for my one yr old. Portable foods that she can eat herself, rather than fork or spoon items.

So far I'm going to bake a few sweet potatoes and regular potatoes and keep those in the fridge. Bananas and cucumber spears. Bought Passover flower shaped cookies. Tea Matzohs with cream cheese.

I'm planning on buying yogurt, vanilla pudding and mini cottage cheese cups.

Any other ideas?

I would like to make mini kugels in muffin cups, but I've never made a kugel before. Recipes would be appreciated.

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    noya Apr 1, 2012 06:29 PM

    wow--you're making me look bad :-)
    Good for you and your wonderful inspiration!

    raisins and fresh fruit
    cheese sticks

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    1. re: noya
      cheesecake17 Apr 1, 2012 06:41 PM

      Trying to get as much (semi) healthy food into the kid as possible!

      I'm always afraid she wil choke on a raisin, but we both eat prunes at breakfast.

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      AdinaA Apr 1, 2012 06:29 PM

      Sticks of string cheese.

      Cooked broccoli.

      Hard boiled eggs.

      I make small pancakes of mashed bananas, potato starch and eggs that are very popular with toddlers.

      Mini kugels are a great idea.

      I also make banana muffins with quinoa flour. Catch: you have to grind your own quinoa flour.

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        cappucino Apr 2, 2012 03:29 AM

        String cheese/american cheese, baby carrots (maybe not for a 1 year old). My kids love the annual cheese latkes that my mother makes. i will ask her for the recipe but i believe it involves farmer and cottage cheese, eggs, potato starch. We top it with cinnamon and sugar. Each child gets a little bowl of the cinnamon and sugar and dunks in his cheese latkes himself. We also buy the shredded mozzarella/cheddar mix and the kids eat it by itself in little baggies or on top of matza.

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          PotatoPuff Apr 2, 2012 07:21 AM

          There are some pesach cereal "cherios" type stuff in the stores...

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            DeisCane Apr 2, 2012 08:03 AM

            Dark chocolate covered matzoh is easy to make and always a huge hit with our girls.

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              cheesecake17 Apr 2, 2012 08:20 AM

              I bought the "crispy o's."

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                weinstein5 Apr 2, 2012 09:05 AM

                ANother one my kids loved when they were young - the Soup Mandel -

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                  craigcep Apr 2, 2012 09:15 AM

                  My 19-month old daughter runs around the house with Cheerios. I picked up the Crispy O's yesterday. When we unveil them on Friday, I feel like we'll be playing a trick like in those old coffee commercials: "We've secretly replaced Jim's coffee with Folger's." I hope she doesn't figure it out.

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                    elmom Apr 2, 2012 11:00 AM

                    ooh she'll figure it out... pesachdik cereal is the worst; maybe not as bad as pesachdik granola bars (which taste like gravel) the cold cereal is like puffed dust/lint. i used to try it every year when my kids were younger..esp. when they make the box look cute..

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                      rockycat Apr 2, 2012 11:03 AM

                      If the kid has any taste buds at all, she'll figure it out. The shape is all that the Crispy O's have in common with year-round cereal. The box that they came in would probably taste better and most likely has more nutrition. Obviously, I'm not a big fan of KFP substitutions.

                      My child is well beyond the toddler years, but we still have eating issues during Passover. Matzah pizza generally works well (we have no problem with gebrokhts) and this year's experiments will include tuna melts and quinoa sushi. Big thumbs up for fresh fruit whenever and wherever possible.

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                        DeisCane Apr 2, 2012 11:38 AM

                        I agree about the cereal but our girls love it anyhow! Maybe because it's the only time we let them eat a "sugar cereal."

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                          cheesecake17 Apr 3, 2012 09:25 AM

                          Not sure if she will eat or throw the crispy o cereal, but for $1.99 I bought the box. Husband may eat it though, as he'll eat pretty much anything.

                          Stocked up on bananas and cucumbers. Cubes of mango and melon usually get mashed into the hair or bib.

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                    foodiemom10583 Apr 2, 2012 04:35 PM

                    I make matzoh pizza with the cheese (usually a low-moisture mozzarella) on the bottom and the sauce on the top. It goes ridiculously fast. I've also done "matchos" with a layer of melted muenster and homemade pico de gallo on top. Used sliced cheese rather than shredded for better coverage.

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                      rockycat Apr 2, 2012 05:03 PM

                      I bet you could rub the matzah with a garlic clove or some oil and spices before topping to give it a more chip-like impression. I think I'll try that this year.

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                        foodiemom10583 Apr 2, 2012 05:13 PM

                        Get the clove going on a grater or microplane first so you soften up the edge.

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                      valerie Apr 2, 2012 06:02 PM

                      I made these kugelettes for this year's seder and they are in my freezer. I used oil instead of chicken fat. They are very good.


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