Something I often get asked – what would you recommend as the top 10 finger foods – so here’s my top 10….
1. Banana – without doubt one of my favourite foods for babies and children and can often make an complete meal in itself – great for snacks, at the end of a meal, for breakfast – tear it into bits as opposed to slicing it so it’s less slippy (it does stain clothes – be warned).
2. Broccoli – with a ready made handle, steamed broccoli is always a winner
3. Carrot – steamed carrot, in the shape of a baton, are always popular – a naturally sweet vegetable. You can batch steam some and put them in the fridge which are also great for teething babies.
4. Melon – ripe melon cut into cubes or batons are perfect to gnaw on
5. Avocado – such a fantastic vegetable and full of great essential oils. Babies love squeezing it and eating what’s left.
6. Omelette – this was my go-to, quick dinner – cooked in a shallow frying pan with cheese, cherry tomatoes and ham mixed through. You can cut it into squares or stripes.
7. Toast – an obvious one but always handy to have and cold toast on the go is absolutely fine too. You can spread butter, cheese or anything else you’d like to on it.
8. Pasta shapes – I found the curly pasta (technically fusilli) was the easiest for my babies to grip – some of the tubes used to launch out of their fists. Egg fresh pasta is generally less slippy than the dried pasta.
9. French beans – perfectly sized and shaped for any baby’s fist
10. Hummus and… well anything – great on toast, breadsticks, in wraps, on pittas or just to be eaten on it’s own. All three boys were literally weaned on hummus and we still buy 2-3 tubs a week of this stuff. Great as a quick, nutritious and tasty snack.
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Much love, Tricia xx