My almost 10 month old, ‘mr independent’ has gone on a finger only food diet since deciding that he will no longer be eating with a spoon and is a long way off being able to use one himself. Does anyone have healthy finger food ideas that I can give him for dinner?

Posted by Samantha, 08/11/13

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  • Oven fried vegetable chips; cut potato, pumpkin & sweet potato into finger width chips and bake in oven on tray with drizzle of olive oil serve with tomato sauce. Or Tiger toast; peices of toast with vegemite than place thinly cut cheese to form srtips an melt under grill.



  • cut up fruit pieces, make soldier sandwiches, fishfingers nuggetts



  • Banana, Apple, Avacado, Carrots, soft cooked peas, soft cooked broccoli, soft cooked pasta, diced cheese, small cuts of chicken or fish.



  • I sometime put whatever we are having for dinner (ie. cous cous, stew, bolognaise) on some bread or a wrap so that my 10mth old can eat what we are and be independent.



  • My little girl ate most things with her fingers. Meatballs were a favourite as well as corn fritters.



  • fruits and veggies but also maybe like an omelette that you can slice (grate some veggies in). Maybe some soft bread sandwiches.



  • great finger foods are cooked carrot sticks, cooked zucchini sticks, cheese, cooked eggplant sticks – pretty much any veggie can be cut into a stick & cooked so it is soft enough for bub to hold & eat.



  • Avocado slice, Cheese cubes, Tomato and Chicken cubes for dinner would probably work.


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