Kids get a kick out of miniature food, from doughnut holes and cake pops to mini-bagels and bite-size pizza snacks.
One of the more healthful mini-food options is the slider, a scaled-down sandwich that can be made with any combination of ingredients. The possibilities, whether vegetarian or meaty, are limited only by one's imagination. You can go Italian, with mini-burgers topped with marinara sauce, provolone cheese and fresh basil leaves to replace the usual lettuce.
Or go Southern, with a sweet-and-savory theme. Made from ground chicken, these honey-barbecue sliders will be a crowd pleaser. Serve them as an appetizer at your next cookout, or pair them with oven-baked fries for a quick and healthy weeknight meal.
Total time: 0:25
Makes 12 sliders
*Carrot adds sweetness and moisture to the chicken. It may be replaced with shredded zucchini for a similar effect.
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