I’ve gotten a lot of questions from you guys asking what finger foods I’m feeding Hazel because you’re wondering what types of finger foods to feed your baby. Everything I feed her is soft (a good rule of thumb is that it must be easy to squish between your fingers) and it’s cut up into small pieces so she can’t choke on them. When I need to soften a fruit or vegetable, like apples or carrots, I use the BEABA Babycook to steam cook them because it cooks everything in 15 minutes or less (it’s what I use to make her purees too because it can blend the food also).
- Pears: steam cooked to soften and then chopped up (even smaller than what is shown in the picture).
- Apples: steam cooked to soften and then chopped up (even smaller than what is shown in the picture).
- Carrots: steam cooked to soften and then chopped up.
- Blueberries: cut in half or smaller.
- Corn: either canned, frozen, or cut off the cob.
- Frozen Green Peas: the cold frozen peas feels good on their teething gums.
- Lunch Meat: cut into pieces (we get the kind that has no nitrates or any bad stuff in it).
- Shredded Cheese: Hazel is not a fan of the kind that comes already shredded but loves it when it’s freshly shredded.
- Pasta: cooked and cut up.
- Rotisserie Chicken: shredded
- Soft Bread/Muffins: torn into small pieces.
- Peaches: cut into small pieces.
- Bananas: cut into small pieces.
- Avocado: cut into small pieces.
- Green Beans: cooked to soften and cut into small pieces.
- Scrambled Eggs: Hazel hates eggs but I know so many kids who love them.
- Watermelon: cut into small pieces
- Ground Meat
- Broccoli: Hazel only likes them in her mac n’ cheese.
- Frozen Yogurt Drops: Place yogurt in a ziplock bag and cut off the corner. Squeeze drops onto a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen store in a ziplock bag or container.
- Sweet Potatoes: steam cooked and cut up.
*I know this goes without saying, but always be sure to watch your child while he/she is eating in case of a choking hazard.