Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Finger Foods - A Partial List

Finger foods that work:
  • Cheerios
  • Gerber Graduates Fruit and Veggie Puffs
  • Homemade mini ciabatta rolls (hard crust, soft crumb - good for teething, as long as baby chews up the chunks he bites off)
  • Baby Mum Mums
  • Shredded cheese (he likes mozzarella)
  • Smallish pieces of sliced bread
  • Teething biscuits (until he started biting off huge chunks and nearly choking)
  • Fruity Booty (the smaller pieces)
Great ideas that my little man thinks are gross:
  • Black beans*
  • Blueberries*
  • Carrots*
  • Avocado*
  • Peas*
  • Shreds of poached chicken
  • Bits of fried egg
  • Any small bits of vegetable from my plate
*He likes these items just fine when they're pureed.

Things I plan to try:
  • Bits of toast with spreads (hummus, avacado, etc)
  • Chunks of watermelon and other fruits
  • Torn up pancakes, muffins, etc
  • Bits of cooked fish
  • Bits of cooked pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese - put it in the fridge, and when it solidifies, cut it into bite-size pieces
  • Little balls of mashed up beans and rice
  • All of the above "gross" items again - I heard it sometimes takes up to seven tries to get a baby to like a new food

1 comment:

teri said...

Good list of other stuff to try! Here' Tyson's daily menu items (not all on the same day!)maybe you'll see something else to try.

Breakfast: torn up whole wheat pancake or waffle with bits of fruit (usually peaches or pears or blueberries), toast with butter or jam, yo-baby yogurt.

Lunch: handful of shredded cheese, diced up turkey lunch meat, whole wheat crackers (I like using these instead of teething biscits b/c they they more break apart/crumble rather than break off big hard pieces), diced up fruit, cottage cheese.

Snacks: cheerios,or other cereal, whole wheat crackers, applesauce, fruit, grahm cracker

Dinner--usually bits of whatever we are eating. He LOVES any kind of casserole (I just make sure everything in it is chopped up small enough and let him go at it), pasta bits with tomato sauce, mac n cheese, mixed frozen veggies (I mix a little tomato sauce in and he gobbles them up).

I've been blessed with 2 kids that will eat almost anything; but I know that's rare. Haven't found anything that Ty won't eat...yet. The only thing Lilly doesn't like....Cantelope!