Mixed-grain cereal with mashed banana. Small pieces of scrambled eggs with spinach, whole-wheat toast strips, and small or mashed pieces of very ripe melon (for older babies ). Ideally, you’re already eating a healthy breakfast , so rather than playing short-order cook, you can let baby sample what’s on your plate.
Here are some great finger food and toddler recipes to check out: Broccoli cheese quinoa bites. Whole wheat veggie pancakes. Veggie mac and cheese muffins. Spinach banana mini muffins. Triple veggie quinoa muffins. Maple cinnamon sweet potato rounds. Zucchini cheddar whole wheat waffles. Cheesy chicken meatballs.
Fruit – Most fruit is safe to serve raw but cook harder fruits to soften them. Apple – Baked or sauteed until soft. Cut into appropriately sized pieces. Pears – Baked or sauteed like above apple recipe. Cut into appropriately sized pieces. Plantain – Grilled/roasted. Cut into appropriately sized pieces.
Breakfast Option 1: Whole Ancient Grain Baby Cereal. Option 2: Mashed avocado. Option 3: Avocado and Pea Puree. Option 4: Apple and acorn squash mash (pureed apples and squash mixed) Option 5: Pureed peaches or soft cooked pears.
Introducing your baby to solid foods, sometimes called complementary feeding or weaning, should start when your baby is around 6 months old. At the beginning, how much your baby eats is less important than getting them used to the idea of eating.
Why Bananas Are Good For Babies (and Big Kids Too) Given that, bananas are a great option for a first solid food for babies . In fact, bananas are a great food for babies , kids, and adults at all ages and stages: naturally sweet, soft enough to mash with a fork (or gum), and ripe with lots of key nutrients.
You can give your baby the entire egg (yolk and white). Around 6 months, puree or mash one hard-boiled or scrambled egg and serve it to your baby . For a more liquid consistency, add breast milk or water. Around 8 months, scrambled egg pieces are a fantastic finger food.
Carrots – cook by steaming for 10-12 minutes or by roasting them in a little olive oil at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until just tender. Serve chopped into small pieces or in 2-3 inch strips.
Favorite snack ideas for babies and toddlers include: Soft, fresh fruit like bananas, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, clementines, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and grapes. Plain or no sugar added whole milk fruited yogurt. Cottage cheese with berries.
Best Finger Foods for Baby Puffs and dry cereal. Puffs and O-shaped dry cereal are some of the most popular first finger foods for good reason: They let baby practice the pincer grasp by picking up one at a time. Bread and teething biscuits. Scrambled eggs. Soft fruit. Avocado. Pasta. Tofu. Cooked vegetables .
One popular example of an efficient finger food is McDonald’s Chicken Nugget. The differences that make the Chicken Nugget a popular finger foods is the removal of bone, skin, gristle, all of which slow consumption. As a result, the Chicken Nugget is easy to eat and consumers do not worry about consuming bones.
Initially cut babies bread into thin finger shaped pieces for babies . Try to offer small amounts of wholemeal bread to baby as this is less ‘tacky’ than white bread , in my experience. Try lightly toasting the bread first, so it’s not too hard but also not quite so soft either.
Everything in This Slideshow 1 of 15 Baby Cereal Puffs. Baby cereal “puffs” or O-shaped cereal make a great first finger food for Baby . 2 of 15 Bananas. 3 of 15 Sweet Potato. 4 of 15 How to Start Solids. 5 of 15 Avocado. 6 of 15 Chicken or Meat. 7 of 15 Peaches or Pears. 8 of 15 Tofu.
Gary Ellis, of CE Safety, says: “White bread often forms large pasty textures in the back of your child’s throat and can very quickly become stuck, causing breathing difficulties and potentially choking .” Try lightly toasting bread and giving it to them in very small pieces instead.