Ever since Lucy developed her “pincher grasp” a few weeks ago, she is all about finger food. I can still occasionally feed her a bite of something off a spoon, but most of the time I’m brainstorming ways to give her balanced meals in finger-food form. This takes some thinking, because she’s not a great chewer yet (despite her 6 teeth), so everything has to be soft and small in case it gets swallowed whole.
Since many moms are in the same boat, I thought I’d share some of Lucy’s favorite finger foods, and would love to hear your baby finger food go-to’s too!
Great baby finger foods:
Organic frozen peas (thawed and cooked)
Small pieces of ripe pear
Sweet potato and butternut squash chunks
Freeze dried strawberries, broken into smaller pieces
Puffed kamut or rice
Rotisserie chicken (they have organic ones at Whole Foods!) bits
Cooked ground turkey (I brown mine with some dried thyme & oregano for flavor)
Bits of bread and cheddar or Mozzarella cheese…because who doesn’t love this combo?!
What are your baby’s favorite finger foods? I think all moms are in need of more ideas!