65 Baby Finger Foods

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As Ellie approaches eight months, I’ve been scouring the internet for good finger foods to introduce.  There’s lots of information on baby led weaning and which foods to start with.  It was exciting to start her on purees around month 5, but now I’m looking forward to something new.

Here are 65 ideas for finger foods to start with baby…

Fruits and Veggies

  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Cooked, cut up asparagus
  • Cut up green beans
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed cauliflower
  • Steamed carrot slices
  • Cut up cucumbers
  • Cut up avocado
  • Cooked sweet potato
  • Cooked Squash
  • Steamed zucchini
  • Cut up celery
  • Cut up tomatoes
  • Diced cantaloupe
  • Diced peaches
  • Cut up grapes
  • Cut up grape/cherry tomatoes
  • Cut up strawberries
  • Blueberries, cut in half or slightly mashed
  • Raspberries, cut in half or slightly mashed
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Diced watermelon
  • Cut up fruit crepes
  • Cut up plums
  • Cut up prunes (to aid with digestion!)
  • Cut up Kiwi
  • Cubed mango
  • Cut up Cuties
  • Cut up cherries
  • Dried cut up cranberries
  • Diced apples
  • Diced pears
  • Olives (diced)
  • Chickpeas
  • Raisins
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Freeze dried fruit/veggies
  • Hummus on crackers or veggies

 

Meats

  • Cut up turkey
  • Mashed meatloaf
  • Cut up meatballs
  • Cut up chicken strips/nuggets

 

Grains

  • Diced soft cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, colby)
  • Diced whole wheat bread
  • Cut up quesadillas with cheese or meats
  • Cut up pancakes
  • Cut up waffles
  • Cut up muffins
  • Rice
  • Oyster crackers
  • Cut up spiral or elbow pasta
  • Cut up cheese tortellini
  • Guacamole with crackers
  • Cheerios
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Small pieces of cooked spaghetti

 

Other Ideas

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Yogurt Dots
  • Graham crackers
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Cut up boiled egg
  • String cheese

 

I know I’ll blink a few times and it will be time to start these with Ellie!  It really is true that the time flies by.  Yesterday Brian and I were discussing daycare options!!

And as always, consult with a pediatrician before implementing a new food regimen.  Don’t you love how everything has to have a disclaimer these days? 😛

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