20 Finger Foods Recipes for Toddlers and Baby Led Weaning - Baby Led Weaning + Toddler Nutrition

20 Finger Foods Recipes for Toddlers and Baby Led Weaning

  • January 18, 2019

It can be exhausting trying to come up with ideas of nutritious foods to feed your toddler or baby. With this list of the best finger foods for toddlers and babies, I’ve done the work of finding finger food recipes for you!

Do you struggle to come up with nutritious meals and snacks that are easy for your toddler or baby to eat? Here are 20 dietitian approved finger foods recipes to help you feed your baby or toddler healthy meals. Baby led weaning friendly, and all recipes are suitable as healthy baby led weaning recipe options. #babyledweaning #toddlermeals #healthykidsfood #fingerfoods


When you’re first starting to feed your baby finger foods, it can be hard to know what to look for in a recipe. And it can be just downright exhausting trying to come up with new and nutritious recipes, whether you're just starting out or have been doing it for awhile. Sometimes you just need to find those few recipes that will become your tried and true favorites. Especially when it comes to finger foods for toddlers or foods for baby led weaning. 

The Recipes

A lot of the recipes that are out there have added sugars and salt. Whenever possible, I recommend reducing or completely eliminating these ingredients. Most babies and toddlers don’t need them for flavor, and it’s great to get them started off on the right foot nutritionally. 

With this list, if I recommend any modifications to the recipe I’m linking to, I’ll note it right below the link. Happy eating! 

Snacks

These delicious baby friendly cookies are full of healthy ingredients and perfect heatly baby cookie for baby led weaning. You'll love them too! They are fruit sweetened cookies, with no added sweeteners, and a great texture. Dried apricots add a flavor boost as well as are iron rich. A great recipe for your freezer stash, and a perfect diaper bag cookie and travel snack for you and your baby. #babysnacks #travelsnacks #healthycookies #blw #babyledweaning
Baby Cookies from New Ways Nutrition 

This may be my own recipe, but it’s a hit! No need to modify it for babies or toddlers, it can be served right from 6 months. 

Banana Oat Cookies by My Kids Lick the Bowl

Fruit Oat Chia Mini Chews by One Handed Cooks

Carrot Muffins by My Kids Lick the Bowl
Do you struggle to come up with nutritious meals and snacks that are easy for your toddler or baby to eat? Here are 20 dietitian approved finger foods recipes to help you feed your baby or toddler healthy meals. Baby led weaning friendly, and all recipes are suitable as healthy baby led weaning recipe options. #babyledweaning #toddlermeals #healthykidsfood #fingerfoods
Fall Blender Muffins by Baby Foode

Leave out sugar and salt. These have a great flavor, but not much substance so they are likely to leave your baby or toddler hungry quickly. Make sure you serve with added nut butter, yogurt, or some other fat to help. 

Carrot Oat Energy Bites by My Kids Lick the Bowl

Sweet Potato Banana Muffins by My Kids Lick the Bowl

Sweet Potato Cookies by My Kids Lick the Bowl

Breakfast Foods

Do you struggle to come up with nutritious meals and snacks that are easy for your toddler or baby to eat? Here are 20 dietitian approved finger foods recipes to help you feed your baby or toddler healthy meals. Baby led weaning friendly, and all recipes are suitable as healthy baby led weaning recipe options. #babyledweaning #toddlermeals #healthykidsfood #fingerfoods
Cheese Frittata Fingers by My Fussy Eater 

I’d recommend cutting the cheese by at least half for toddlers, and just using a small amount for flavor when making for babies. 

Oat Breakfast Cups by Baby Foode

Cut out the maple syrup completely. 

Spiced Blender Pancakes by Baby Foode
Do you struggle to come up with nutritious meals and snacks that are easy for your toddler or baby to eat? Here are 20 dietitian approved finger foods recipes to help you feed your baby or toddler healthy meals. Baby led weaning friendly, and all recipes are suitable as healthy baby led weaning recipe options. #babyledweaning #toddlermeals #healthykidsfood #fingerfoods
Sweet Potato Waffles by Baby Foode

Again, cut out the sugar as well as the salt. 

Apple Donut by Yummy Toddler Food

This taste great with pumpkin subbed for applesauce, as well. 

Banana Oat Pikelets by My Kids Lick the Bowl

Savory Foods 

Lentil Spinach Pancakes by Healthy Little Foodies

Make sure you cut the spinach into strips before adding to the recipe, especially for younger kids and babies.

Baked Falafel Sticks by Hello Bee

Reduce the salt by half 

Cauliflower Tots by Healthy Little Foodies

Pea Pancakes by My Kids Lick the Bowl

Zucchini Slice by My Kids Lick the Bowl
Broccoli Barley Casserole Cups by MJ and Hungryman

I've made these with many different types of vegetables, it's a great flexible base. 

Do you have a favorite finger food recipe that you’ve found for your family? I’d love to hear about it! 

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