Who are the Tiny Tarts?

The Tiny Tarts are the Country Tart's two young daughters who help out so much in the kitchen, in the creation of this blog and in the production of the SERVING up a SMILE weekly column, that it only seems fitting that they get their own space to share what it is they do.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tart Sized Tacos!

Children, especially small children, have small stomachs and are not necessarily able to get their nutritional needs met at meal time. Hearty, healthy snacks are a great way to get those nutrients in. Kids of all ages like miniature versions of their favorite foods.

Bean Taco Snackers

corn tortillas
shredded cheese


1 - Turn broiler on in oven.

2 - Using a biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter, stack and cut tortillas.  You should be able to get three tacos out of each tortilla.  We save the scraps to crisp up for Chilaquiles de Frijole.

3 - Line the tacos up on a baking sheet.  You will notice from the pictures that we don't use our good baking sheets for this!

4 - With rack placed in middle of oven, place sheet under broiler and leave until toasted (1-2 minutes).  Watch carefully so that they do not burn.

5 - Place containers of cheese, salsa and beans on work surface.  Remove tortillas from oven and flip each one over.

6 - Allow children to top each with a teaspoon of beans, about a 1/4 teaspoon of salsa and a pinch of shredded cheese (we used a mexican blend). 

7 - Place under broiler for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted.  Place on a serving plate and allow kids the opportunity to serve themselves some appetizer-style snacks.

Nutritional Info:

Nutritional data is calculated using ingredient compilation tool and is deemed close but not accturate.


  1. This is the cutest and most delicious looking meal for the kids! I will try this with my two picky kids. Thanks!

  2. OMG! I LOVE THIS! Not sure I could get Dylan to eat it, but what a fantastic idea!!!