With your baby growing up, changing their pureed food to finger food can be a patchy space for new mothers. Your task is to get your baby to like finger food. It’s not always hard to get your baby to eat finger food but coming up with new food ideas that your baby will prioritize can be challenging. That’s why we came up with these 10 Tasty Finger food recipes for your toddler!
Without a doubt, these 10 easy-made finger food recipes for your toddler can be prepared within a few minutes of chopping & roasting. I can empathize with mothers who have office work to deal with. Sometimes, we are not professional chefs or just have a lot of house duties.
In the midst of all this, it gets really hard to come up with new food ideas everyday. These 10 Tasty Finger food recipes for your toddler!come very handily when you are in a hurry and out of creative options!
Table of Content
- Raw grocery items to keep in stock.
- 10 Tasty finger food recipes for your toddler.
- What finger food I fed my baby.
- Something interesting that you might like.
Raw Grocery Items To Keep in Stock
Fruits: Apples, Bananas, blueberries, lychees, mangoes, strawberries, cantaloupes, Avocados. Almost all fruits work for toddlers but make sure you look out for allergies and too strong flavors!
Vegetables: Peas, carrots, potatoes, broccoli, lettuce, squash, etc. Nonetheless, you can try out more veggies.
Carbs: Oats, Rice, Wheat toasts, flattened rice, Porridge.
Proteins: Lentils, eggs, fish, chicken breasts, turkey slices. Look out for red meat, it has a high content of saturated fat and should be given in lesser quantity!
Dairy: Milk, yogurt, curd, cheese, tofu, Paneer(Indian Cheese), etc.
These are some of the main ingredients of our 10 Tasty Finger food recipes for your toddler!
10 Tasty Finger food recipes for your toddler!
1. Half-fried egg-potato-banana/lychee
- Half-fried egg with cheese: Roast/fry egg with cheese. Cut them up in slices.
- Squashed boiled potato & peas: Potato & peas squashed PATTY roasted with butter and flavored with iodine salt. You can fill it with cheese(optional)
- Cut-up Fruits: Banana & lychee sprinkled with salt.
2. Fruits yogurt-curd, chicken-cheese sandwich, Avocado.
- Fruit Yogurt: strawberries & blueberries cut up in yogurt, sprinkled with black salt. (Make sure blueberries are cut in half, too. Do not put the whole berry) You can use curd for a change if you want to.
- Chicken-cheese sandwich: You can either use slightly roasted chicken breast slices or slightly roasted chicken small blocks with cheese inside. Roast bread with a limited amount of butter. Cut these sandwiches in small blocks and serve.
- Avocado & Carrots: Boil the carrots and cut them in half to avoid choking up. Similarly, cut Avacado in C-shape, too.
3. Avocado-Spinach creamy paste dip with roasted vegetable chips, Egg Sandwich, Apples
- Avocado dip with vegetable chips: Make a creamy paste with Avacado & Spinach together(you can add cheese). Cut up carrot/beetroots into not thin/not thick disks. Slightly roast these vegetables if you may wish and serve.
- Egg Sandwich: Half-fried egg with cheese(optional) sandwich cut up in pieces and serve.
- Apples: Peel the apple and cut it up in small pieces(Not too small, not too big) Sprinkle salt to add flavor.
4. Scrambled egg, Oatmeal Pops, Strawberries.
- Scramble egg: Use salt while scrambling to add extra flavor.
- Oatmeal Pops: Mix oats with water and milk. Do not make it soupy but enough solid to make out shapes(minimal amount of water & milk. Fix a stick inside, You can either freeze it or serve fresh. Add sugar to flavor it.
- Strawberries: Cut up strawberries into edible sizes.
5. Beans & Rice balls, Sweet yogurt, Lentils.
- Beans & Rice balls: Boil and mash them together to make a solid paste, add salt and pepper for flavor. Make balls out of this paste. You can slightly roast them with butter or oven-bake them. (In my opinion, beans shouldn’t be given in their original state, they can choke up)
- Plain Greek yogurt with sugar sprinkled. You can add corn lakes if you want.
- Lentils: Boil and strain them, mix them up with salt and pepper. Serve it up on tortilla.
6. Pancakes, Lentils, Bananas.
- Pancakes: Egg with whole milk, wheat flour, butter, baking powder mixed to make a creamy paste. Roast them on a pan until both sides are golden brown. Use cut-up cherry as the topping.
- Lentils: Boil and strain the lentils. Mix salt and pepper. You can shape them into hearts, cubes, whatever shape you and your baby like. Roast/bake them up for a crunch, protein-filled dish.
- Banana: Cut up bananas and serve yogurt dip(optional)
7. Omelets, corn toasts, fruits.
- Omelet: Mix Tomatoes & Onions cubes with egg. Beat them together. Add salt and pepper. And fry it on the pan. Both sides must be roasted to golden brown shades.
- Corn toast: Roast corn with butter, salt & pepper. You can mix corn up with cheese. Spread it on the toast and bake/roast it up. Cut the toast in small pieces.
- Fruits: Cut up Grapes & oranges. Do not serve either of them as a whole. Make sure, grapes are always cut in half. The same goes for oranges(take out seeds if any)
8. Porridge, blueberries, carrots.
- Porridge: You can use oats, rice, granulated wheat. Keep it solid and serve with raw-cubed vegetables sprinkled.
- Blueberries: Always cut up blueberries in half. Don’t serve as a whole.
- Carrots: You can either boil and cut. Or serve them raw and thin sliced.
9. Fish Bites, Sweet corn, sweetened milk.
- Fish Bites: Cut up fish strips, roll them over flour, egg, breadcrumbs and then oven-bake it in a preheated oven (to 200 degrees)
- Sweet corn: Simply boil and strain the corns. Roast them on a pan with butter. Sprinkle salt and pepper for flavor.
- Milk Sweet: Heat milk until its consistency becomes thick. Add sugar, dry fruits, saffron, whole dry milk, coconut. You can make frozen pops out of it or serve fresh. It tastes amazing!
10. Turkey slices, Avocado Dip, Mangoes.
- Turkey Slices: Roast Turkey Slices along with capsicum, onions, and Paneer(Indian Cheese, link mentioned), add salt & pepper. Serve them in small BBQ sticks to entice your toddler. (Small cubes of everything)
- Avocado Dip: Make a creamy paste of avocado & spinach with cumin, salt & pepper. You can either bake the paste by shaping them in different objects. Or eat it with turkey slices.
- Mangoes cut-ups.
What Finger Foods I fed my Toddlers?
In India, we usually feed our babies whatever we eat. From Breakfast to dinner, they eat a full, healthy, nutritious diet!
Breakfast usually consists of cereals — roasted/fried flattened rice(Poha), Porridge(It could be prepared with either Oat, granulated wheat or rice), Egg sandwich, Chai-parantha(tea-roasted chapatis) and lot more(we will discuss this forth) (Any one of them, haha!)
A typical Indian lunch consists of a mix of everything. Dal(Lentils boiled and flavored with Indian Masalas & butter), Cooked rice(flavored with cumin & butter), Chapati(Made out of wheat flour dough). Along with that, Sabzi(Vegetables roasted with oil and flavored with Masalas). Salad to go with the whole dish(cucumber, tomatoes, Onion rings, beetroots, and curd.
This whole lunch is incomplete without an Indian sweet dish in the end. It’s a lot, is it not? If you want to look up for the recipes mentioned above, do let me know in the comment section down below.
Babies usually eat this in a lesser amount with fruits accompanied.
Something you might find interesting:
Getting your baby to finger food is one thing but having them to stop feeding on your breasts is on a whole new level. These 8+ pro to stop breastfeeding your toddler will help you & your baby get over breasts & breastmilk.
Next lined up to the ‘food queue’ is getting your baby to eat solid food. This post on weaning–solid food will help you get your baby to solid food in no time: How to feed your toddler solid food!?
That being said, it’s necessary and a bigger curiosity to all mums–When to actually stop breastfeeding & start weaning & what are the signs of the forth 7 later!?
On a completely different yet related note: How to potty train your toddler!?
Hereafter, we concluded 10 Tasty Finger Food Recipes For Your Toddler! Since toddlers love to throw food, plates, & themselves. Using PlaceMat, High chair can be a great option.
Babies can be persistent and might not accept new food at the start. Don’t lose your calm and hope. They will get used to it sooner or later. Plus, who wouldn’t like different food every day?
Babies can get very picky when it comes to it. SO, try out with their favorite vegetables & fruits. This is all for today. If you want to know more about these recipes and the Indian recipes, let me know in the comment section down below. Until then,