Monday, September 9, 2013

Bite sized finger food for toddlers

Anyone else have trouble feeding their toddlers?  My daughter will NOT eat purees anymore, she will only eat foods she can pick up and eat herself with her fingers (and attempting to use a fork or spoon herself, of which is not so effective at the moment). So every meal and snack lately for us is served in a bowl or plate, with a range of bite-sized finger foods she can pick up and eat herself. So here is my list to date of the things I am giving her to eat. Dinner always consists of whatever we are having cut up into little pieces of finger food.
  • Blueberries
  • Little pieces of cut up cheese
  • Small crackers
  • Tiny Teddies
  • Frozen Peas and Corn
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Dry Cereal - Rice Bubbles, Nutri-Grain, etc
  • Pepita's
  • Tiny little Vegemite Sandwiches
  • Little pieces of plain bread
  • Sultana's or dried Cranberries
  • Larger fruit peeled and cut up - Banana's, strawberries, apples, pears, melon, etc
  • Pikelets cut up, or make tiny little pikelets
  • Bought Muesli Bars cut up into tiny chunks
  • Ham, Smoked Salmon, left-over roast, or other cold meats cut up small
  • Cooked cooled rice
  • Cooked cooled pasta shapes
  • Grated carrot
  • Hard boiled egg diced up 
  • Muesli Slice (home-made) diced into tiny little pieces

What would you add to this list??  Please feel free to leave me some comments of other toddler finger foods you feed your little one!


Blue Bird Internet Marketing said...

Some really great ideas here.. I will forward this to my sister who has little ones and is always after good ideas for healthy snacks!

Fiona Redding said...

mandarins, watermelon and mango are all good at this time of year as well. Enjoy, you are on the home stretch with food now! x

jacqfruit said...

My little man loves his steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots! And sometimes I add steamed pear to the mix! Thanks for posting some great ideas x

Emily said...

Great list. My daughter LOVED carrot sticks when she was a toddler. We'd cook them then stick them in the fridge - soft and cold, perfect!

Alli said...

Such a great list, Most of our favourites are on it. My toddler loves yoghurt buttons. She has a 'snack pack' bowl of sultanas, dried cranberries & yoghurt buttons most afternoons. Oh and rice cakes x

Mumson said...

yes, we are at that same stage at my house! I would add zucchini slice, grapes, grated cheese and corn on the cob to the list :)

Mumson said...

We are at that exact same stage of eating too! so I would add grated cheese, chopped grapes, zucchini slice and corn on the cob to the list :)