What do you feed your toddlers when you are traveling? Endless preparation, multiple containers or ziplock bags, worry about messy meal time in public, do they sound familiar to you? Yes, yes they do sound pretty familiar to me as I have travelled very frequently with my little one since she was a few months old. Let’s put an end to that misery! 

Pumpkin Bites

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 20 bites


  • • ½ cup of cooked brown rice
  • • 1 cup of cooked pumpkin puree
  • • 1/3 cup of cooked broad bean puree
  • • 1/2 cauliflower head, chopped
  • • 1 tbs of minced garlic
  • • 1 small onion, chopped
  • • 1 sprig of rosemary, chopped
  • • ¼ cup of grated cheese
  • • 1/3 cup of all purpose flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking sheet on your baking tray and spray with nonstick spray
  2. In a boiling steamer, steam the cauliflower for 2 minutes. Do not over cook it otherwise it will get really mushy.
  3. Put onion, rosemary and steamed cauliflower in a food processor and puree until fine. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the other remaining ingredients. Stir thoroughly until everything is evenly mixed. Put the mixture in a bowl and cover with cling film then let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Take mixture out and scoop the mixture into tablespoon-sized bites onto the baking sheet. You can also form mixture into balls. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.

This is my go to recipe when we have to travel since it can be served as a snack or as a meal on the go. It is nutritious, flavorsome and the best part is, my toddler can easily enjoy it in her car-seat, airplane or on a sidewalk ;).

And if you are at home, you can be a bit more fancy serving it as a sunflower garden instead :)



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