Cooking for fussy toddlers can be difficult when you’re trying to follow a healthy eating plan to lose pregnancy weight.
Chicken nuggets are a favourite with most children, however nuggets bought from fast food restaurants are often deep fried and filled with a huge amount of empty calories.
Making your own chicken nuggets is easy, and by baking them you can keep the calories to a minimum.
Try this recipe for Toddler Friendly Baked Chicken Nuggets, served with a side of fresh, crunchy celery and home made yoghurt aioli – it’s toddler and adult approved!


  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts
  • Half cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • Quarter cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped into large pieces
  • Half cup reduced fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

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  • Preheat an oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  • To make the aioli, simply combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, garlic and cracked pepper in a small bowl. Mix together with a whisk to ensure all the ingredients are well combined, then set aside.
  • Cut the chicken breast into nugget sized pieces, then put in a bowl with the olive oil and turn to coat, ensuring that the chicken pieces are coated well.
  • Combine the parmesan, bread crumbs and cracked pepper in another large bowl.
  • Next, coat the chicken pieces in the breadcrumbs by placing the chicken pieces individually within the breadcrumbs.
  • Once the chicken nuggets are covered in breadcrumbs, transfer the chicken nuggets to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Lightly spray the nuggets with olive oil spray, then cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, turn the nuggets with tongs and cook on the other side for 8-10 minutes.
  • Once crispy and golden, serve the nuggets with the yoghurt aioli and crunchy pieces of celery.

Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 360

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