Healthy Cheese Balls for Kids (and kids-at-heart!)

by - May 04, 2020

Whether you have a picky eater or a little foodie, this twist on the classic cheese balls is going to be a hit! 


My son is such a foodie. He would grab and eat any food served on the table but there are also days when he would be too grumpy and so not-in-the-mood for food. Ever since I found out that he likes cheese, I would put cheese on his meal - yes, even soup - just so he would eat during his grouchy episodes. And it works every single time! 

This is why I came up with this cheesy, super easy to make recipe that I could easily whip up as a snack or even as a meal in itself for my cheese-obsessed toddler. My husband and I would even munch on these while watching Hi Bye, Mama on Netflix. 


Ingredients:



1 egg 
1 big potato (cooked and mashed)
1 small carrot (cooked and mashed)
1 tablespoon malunggay flakes 
90 grams Real California Milk Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
90 grams Real California Milk Colby Jack Cheese (cubed)
1 cup oatmeal (instead of breadcrumbs)
Salt 
Pepper

Steps:


Mix potato, carrot, shredded cheese, egg and malunggay flakes in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.



Grab a spoonful then place one piece of Colby Jack Cheese in the hollow center.



Roll into a ball.



Coat balls in oatmeal. You may also opt for breadcrumbs or corn starch if that’s what’s available at home. 

Deep-fry balls in medium heat until golden brown. 


Your Healthy Cheese Balls are ready to serve!



This recipe is considered “healthy” because it contains three different veggies rich in antioxidants, Potassium and fiber - among others. Cheese also has lots of health benefits like Calcium, Protein, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Panthothenic Acid, and Niacin. 

I also used Real California Milk Cheese which is the # 1 producer of dairy products in the US. Check out this infographics for more info:





What is your no-fail toddler recipe? Share them in the comments below!

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