Baby finger food ideas

posted 9 months ago in Babies
Post # 16
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My 12 month old loves:

Brown rice crackers (with hummus, peanut butter or almond butter)

Scrambled egg

Frozen peas and/or corn. Takes 1 min to warm in the microwave and voila yummy food. Also picking up the small pieces keeps her entertained. I add butter and ground pepper.

Sweet potatoes (roasted, easy to prep ahead of time)


steamed green beans

Sliced tomatoes

Avocado (added bonus of being calorie dense)

Post # 17
242 posts
Helper bee

Another suggestion: veggie (garden rotini) noodles. My daughter loved them at that age. 

Post # 18
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Why not try fruit, cantaloupe, bananas, mangoes, kiwi, berries all are finger foods

Post # 19
6610 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

kiram :  im not knocking formula, but those kids have a tendency to be pretty big compared to breastfed babies and it does skew the chart. My son has weighed 22 lb for months now and the doctor hasnt worried about it. I want to say that was in the 30something percentile for his age… back in November. 

At any rate, i often use tortillas for his bread… peanut butter, quesadilla, hummus, he will lick off anything. Cottage cheese is a finger food full of protein if you’re willing to just wipe her off after. My guy eats mountains of fruit: strawberries, banana, grapes, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi.  He loves clementines lately. Yours is younger by a few months… be sure to cut up the round stuff. Let her gnaw on a celery stick or carrot. Cook a batch of green beans, broccoli or spinach ahead of time and toss out a serving. Having precooked chicken is similarly handy. 

And our dirty little secret: we still buy baby food tubes with the greens in them for dire hunger. They are organic and he sucks them down like a straw. 70 more calories and a load of nutrients. Fast and easy. 

ETA agree about sweet potato and avocado too. Little guy loves them. And raisins. 

Post # 20
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Toast with peanut butter


string cheese

Frozen blueberry waffles


carrot sticks

Grilled cheese


Post # 21
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like to make up protein pancakes on the weekend and use them throughout the week for meals and/or snacks:

1 whole egg

5 egg whites

1 cup of old fashioned oats

1 cup of cottage cheese

1 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp of cinnamon

Just blend it up and pour the batter on the griddle.  You can add butter, syrup, peanut butter, and/or jelly!  

Post # 22
9444 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

skunktastic :  lol my breastfed baby was 100%+ on the weight chart for a long while.

OP have you tried searching baby led weaning on pinterest? Obviously your child is a little older, but there are lots of good ideas for finger foods on there.

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