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Get the recipe: Mini Chicken + Carrot Meatballs

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These Mini Chicken + Carrot Meatballs are a perfect first finger food for baby, but don't be surprised when the rest of the family starts popping them in their mouths as well!


  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup applesauce or apple puree
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, silicone mat or tin foil.
  • In a large bowl, place all of the ingredients. Gently fold together with your hands or spatula until everything is well incorporated. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Roll meat mixture into 1″ balls. I find it helps to wet your hands throughout the process.
  • Place the meatballs onto the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and gently browned.


Age: 8 Months and up
Yield: 24-30 meatballs depending on size
Storage: you can store these meatballs in an airtight contatiner in the fridege for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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