Here's a list of 10 finger foods that are not only tasty, but are also packed with vitamins and minerals that boost your child's health!
Once you wean your child off milk and start them on solids, it’s important to choose foods that are not only tasty, but also packed full of nutrition. Here’s a list of 10 healthy finger foods that your baby will love!
1. Banana slices
Banana slices are tasty, soft, and very nutritious, which makes it a very good finger food to give your child.
2. Avocado slices
Just like bananas, avocados are full of nutrition and are also easy for babies to eat.
Instead of giving your little one sweets, why not give them delicious peach chunks instead?
Shredded chicken is an easy way of introducing your child to meat. Just make sure that the chicken is cooked well since undercooked chicken can be a breeding ground for parasites and bacteria such as salmonella.
5. Macaroni or small pasta
Macaroni or pasta is another convenient finger food that you can give to your child. You can add some healthy sauces to make it tastier too. Just make sure that the pasta is soft, and it’s cut into small pieces so that your child won’t choke on it.
6. Carrot slices
Carrots are tasty and have a lot of vitamin A, which helps prevent night blindness and helps your child’s vision. Make sure that the carrots are cut into small bite-sized pieces. You can also boil them to soften them before giving to your little one.
Tofu is a good source of protein, and it’s pretty low in fat. Tofu is also pretty soft and you can mix it with other foods to give a boost of nutrition.
8. Cheese slices
Cheese is not only tasty, it’s also very nutritious for your child since it contains a lot of calcium, protein, and other important vitamins and minerals. Kids also love cheese, so it’s a good food for them to snack on!
Fish, especially tilapia which is low in mercury, is a good source of protein, iron, and iodine for your little one. Just make sure to give them small bites, and remove the bones before giving to your little one.
Peas have lot of manganese, vitamin K, phosphorus, and folate which makes it a very good food to give your little one.