Christmas finger food recipes

Oh the joys of making little one's food that will end up sprayed vigorously all around the highchair! Finger food, at least, is as easy to pick up from the carpet as it is fortiny hands to hold. So if you have a small child (or more!) at the dinner table this Christmas, forget the blender and food processor and put together a lush finger food festive menu. Your little ones will love our Christmas finger food recipes, and with less mess to clean up, you'll be the one to get a special present this Christmas!

Easy peasy

By the way, finger food recipes area lso quick and easy to make - which means you will be less tired and much jollier when it's time to admire the fantastic food-throwing skills your baby's been practising with such dedication. Plus, these finger food recipes would make great appetizers for your grown up guests too. So, take note of these Christmas finger food recipes, the whole family will benefit from them.

Ham Salad Mini Tortillas

- 4 eight-inch flour tortillas.

- 3/4 cup light cream cheese.

- 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced thin.

- 4 large slices baked ham.

- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced thin.

Place a tortilla on a chopping board. Spread 3 tablespoons creamcheese and top with cucumber, ham, and tomato slices. Roll up the tortilla pressing down firmly then cut wrap into 4 sections. Repeat with each tortilla to serve 4, or multiply doses for more guests.

Haloumi Cheese Fingers

- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.

- 170g haloumi cheese, cut into 1cm thick sticks.

- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.

- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano black pepper to taste.

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the haloumi sticks, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until it turns light golden-brown. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, dried oregano and black pepper.

Now watch them eat and relax...

Christmas day may not be the most relaxing day of the year, but some little tricks can definitely make it easier. So, mums, if you're already busy making food for all the family and creating the best festive atmosphere at home, don't overstrain yourselves.

Our Christmas finger food recipes and a little taste of everything else will keep your little ones happy and satisfied at the dinner table. And, just for a minute, sit back and watch them eat... Best Christmas present ever!

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