Finger Foods

A list of foods for little fingers to experiment with and eat.

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  • Cheese cubes
  • Avocados
  • Chickpeas
  • Beans, any variety
  • Blueberries, strawberries, melons, kiwis
  • Cereals such as Cheerios or Kix
  • Fish sticks
  • Chicken filets
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Turkey burgers, beef burgers, lamb burgers
  • Pasta in small shapes
  • Hot dogs
  • Dr. Praeger's spinach pancakes and broccoli pancakes
  • Turkey meatloaf (ground turkey with chopped spinach baked in mini muffin pans and frozen so you can pop in the toaster oven).
  • Mashed potatoes (mix in peas, carrots, chopped spinach, or ground meat).
  • Sunflower seed butter and jelly on whole wheat bread
  • Organic turkey deli meat (cut on a thick setting)
  • String cheese
  • Stir-fried rice with scrambled eggs and peas ("Sometimes I throw in a little ground beef, too.")
  • Lo mein noodles with savoy cabbage ("Sometimes I buy it and request less oil, and sometimes I make it.")
  • Oven-roasted cod fish
  • Quiche with spinach and parmesan cheese 
  • Pizza cut into small pieces
  • Newman's fig newtons (called "Fig Newmans")
  • Earth's Best cereal bars
  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Tofu nuggets
  • Whole wheat couscous



A link with recipes that include foods for children with special dietary needs: