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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
I’d recommend cutting the cheese by at least half for toddlers, and just using a small amount for flavor when making for babies.
Cut out the maple syrup completely.
Again, cut out the sugar as well as the salt.
This taste great with pumpkin subbed for applesauce, as well.
Make sure you cut the spinach into strips before adding to the recipe, especially for younger kids and babies.
Reduce the salt by half
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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