Recipes

13 dishes you can eat with one hand

'Cause you've got one hand on your baby and the other one is stuffing your face.

By Amy Valm

13 dishes you can eat with one hand

Broccoli Cheddar Tots

You won’t mind being saddled to the glider with these cheesy bites at your side. Double the batch and freeze for easy snacking. Get the recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Tots

mini loaves with broccoli and cheddar cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

An easy on-the-go snack or breakfast, blueberries and ginger are antioxidants that will help boost your immune system. What we’re saying is, these will basically make you Super Parent. Get the recipe: Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

blueberry muffin recipePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chicken and Veggie Kebabs with Parmesan Potatoes

These kebabs are simple and begging for you to eat them with your hand. Lightly marinated in garlic and oregano, the mushrooms and zucchini grill up quickly. If the potatos are cool enough, plop those in your mouth with your fingers, too. Your baby’s burp cloth is also your napkin, right? Get the recipe: Chicken and Veggie Kebabs with Parmesan Potatoes

plate of chicken skewers with cheesy potatoes on the sidePhoto: Roberto Caruso

“Fried” Chicken Fingers

Eat and dunk in your favourite sauce all with one hand. They’ll delicious cold, too, so you’ll want to double the recipe for these crispy corn flake-coated strips. Get the recipe: “Fried” Chicken Fingers

plate of chicken fingers and dipPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Moussaka Meets Shepherd’s Pie

Traditional shepherd’s pie gets a Middle Eastern twist thanks to cinnamon, all-spice and eggplant. Use a big spoon. Get the recipe: Moussaka Meets Shepherd’s Pie

individual dishes of moussaka shepherd's pie with lamb and eggplantPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Turkey and Bean Burrito

Your swaddled baby matches this savoury dish. That’s black beans and lean ground turkey tucked away inside. We recommend a fork to eat it while you rock-a-bye your baby, but you do you. Get the recipe: Turkey and Bean Burrito

plate with burrito and saladPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Fruit and Sunflower Seed Bars

Here’s the deal: Five ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to prepare these bars. Pretty good, right? Get the recipe: Fruit and Sunflower Seed Bars

Two fruit and sunflower seed barsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Tuna Melt Calzones

Store-bought pizza dough means these are no-fuss. Plus, they’re so easy to heat from frozen. Stock thy freezer. (That was a command.) Get the recipe: Tuna Melt Calzones

calzones and carrot slawPhoto: Andrew Grinton

High-Protein Smoothie

No time for a meal? This protein-packed smoothie will help. It’s loaded with fruits, veggies and thick Greek yogurt. Lean in and swig it with a straw. Get the recipe: High-Protein Smoothie

glass of thick purple smoothiePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mushroom Quesadilla

These might look messy for a one-handed attack, but the loads of melty cheese holds the whole production together. Give yourself a generous dollop of sour cream for this one. Get the recipe: Mushroom Quesadilla

Cheesy quesadillas on white boardPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Zucchini and Feta Frittata

Another one-handed breakfast that’s fun to gobble up. Grated zucchini and salty feta hang out in an eggy bake. Get the recipe: Zucchini and Feta Frittata

Zucchini and feta frittata in a bento boxPhoto: Erik Putz

Turkish Lamb Chops

These have a built-in handle. How else would you eat these perfectly seasoned chops? Get the recipe: Turkish Lamb Chops

grilled lamb chops with chopped mintPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Vietnamese Roast Chicken and Salad Rolls

This recipe is basically as simple as take-out thanks to the use of rotisserie chicken (don’t worry if a little fish sauce drips on your babe, he’s washable). Winner winner. Get the recipe: Vietnamese Roast Chicken and Salad Rolls

tray of homemade Vietnamese rolls with fish sauce

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