finger food suggestions

Kristin - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for some healthy and easy suggestions for foods my son can feed himself. My son enjoys his independence and as a result, doesn't always cooperate with being spoon fed! He does fine with finger foods and feeding himself but finding an array of healthy, well-balanced foods can be difficult at times!
Any "new" suggestions?

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Melissa - posted on 01/12/2010

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same with me toast, eggs, avacado, chicken, cheese, anything i eat but i cut it up in small bits for him :) I have to say i am gona try the toast variations mentioned Love that idea

Tiah - posted on 01/11/2010

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toast, watermelon, scrambled eggs, avacado.. anything you eat, just in smaller form! easy with the bananas, they can cause constipation.... if you do grapes, you have to peel the skin, they could choke.. raisins are scary as well..

Catherine - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son eats everything I eat except for sushi. Some of his favorite foods are edamame, sweet potato slices, pieces of chicken, babybel cheese, pears, apples, clementines, scrambled eggs, and grilled salmon.

Valerie - posted on 01/11/2010

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We give our daughter (who still has not teeth!) yogurt, toast, scrambled egg with cheese, slice of cheese torn up, cubed and steamed squash, sweet potato, potato, carrots, pasta (try varieties like small macaroni, piccolini, stelletti, and small shells, cooked soft tofu, halved boccocini or pearletti (small round bits of mozzerella), avacado, cooked ground meats (such as beef, pork, chicken, and turkey), and soft fruits like banana, peaches, and apricots. Hope there are some new suggestions here for you!

Dawn - posted on 01/11/2010

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we do a lot of toast variations...butter and jelly toast, cream cheese toast, peanut butter toast, cheese toast. He likes Cheerios with small chunks of fruit like, bananas, apples, pears, and strawberries; halved blueberries are his favorite this week!! He will do pasta but it slips from his grip alot and I think he gets frustrated if he can't grasp it the first time!! As far as vegetables I have a hard time with these but he likes chunks of butternut squash and zucini....he refuses green beans and brocolli but I keep trying. He will however use a spoon for yogurt and applesauce....how funny!!!

Jeni - posted on 01/10/2010

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Some of our daughter's favorites are diced carrots, peas (which I wouldn't have thought, but apparently her fine motor skills are good enough), chopped chicken, broccoli, & butternut squash. We just steam the veggies for her. She doesn't do the fruits as well (apples & pears), but she'll eat bananas & apricots all day!

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