Susie Burrell’s Chicken Meatballs and Vegetable Mash
This is a featured post from Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Susie Burrell, a proud mother of two and leading expert in early childhood nutrition.
Chicken Meatballs and Vegetable Mash is a popular meal for both kids and adults. And, not only are these meatballs easy to make in small bite-sized pieces for little mouths but they will also give your toddler’s protein and dairy intake a boost — both vital nutrients for growing bones. This recipe also works well with turkey or beef mince, as an alternative option.
- 500g chicken mince
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ cup cheese, grated
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- Combine the chicken mince, beaten egg, grated cheese, chopped onion and breadcrumbs into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Mix the ingredients before rolling into small meatballs.
- Heat a small amount of olive oil in a fry pan and cook the meatballs over medium heat until browned on the surface and cooked through.
- Serve with vegetable mash for an additional texture.
Notes / Tips
Age recommendation: for 6-8 months and above
Disclaimer: this recipe contains egg and dairy. If yourself or your child have allergies or diet restrictions, please consult your healthcare professional for advice.
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Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading paediatric dietitian and nutritionists.
For years Susie has promoted healthy eating practices in Australia by providing access to evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice. She’s also a proud mum to twins, bringing real-mum experience to her health and nutrition teachings. Susie develops content for Bellamy's to help communicate the importance of early childhood nutrition for life-long health and well-being.