Mini Chicken + Carrot Meatballs

These meatballs are both healthy and easy for your little one to pick up and feed themselves. These are a hit in our house for Noah as well as Mommy and Daddy too. A quick and easy addition to any snack or meal, just throw it in the microwave, cut, cool and serve to your little one.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yields: 24-30 meatballs depending on size

Age: 8 months and up


· 1 lb. ground chicken or ground turkey

· ¼ cup applesauce or apple puree

· ½ cup shredded carrot

· ½ cup chopped spinach

· ¼ cup chopped green onion

· 1 egg

· ½ cup breadcrumbs

· ½ tsp cumin


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat or tin foil.

3. In a large bowl, place all of the ingredients. Gently fold together with your hands or a spatula until everything is well incorporated. Let sit for 5 minutes.

4. Roll meat mixture into 1 inch balls. Wet your hands throughout the process for easier rolling.

5. Place the meatballs onto the baking sheet and bake for 15/20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and gently browned.


You can store these meatballs in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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