Lunchtime Hero: Hidden Veggie + Chicken Balls

Finger foods serve many purposes in our household. They satisfy the needs of an independent toddler determined to feed himself. They are easy to eat on the move when Mum is multitasking & Dad can pack them for lunch at work too. Its a win for all.

More importantly there are no nasties and plenty of goodness hidden in these delicious chicken balls!

Quick and easy to throw together. You can add your own twist to suit your tastes by adding whatever herbs and spices you enjoy!


200g Chicken Mince (our butcher at A Cut Above Family Butcher minces chicken breast for us)
1 cup Almond Meal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 zucchini grated
2 teaspoons All Purpose Seasoning
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Form small balls/patties with mixture.

Heat Oil in frying pan and fry chicken balls over a medium heat. You may need to turn them fairly often while they are cooking. Slice one in half to check that they are cooked through.


*We make little chicken balls for our one year old and larger patties for ourselves using the same mixture.