Some favorite first finger foods - loved and recommended by Nest mamas and teachers!
Toast - cut into strips spread (about the width of your pinky) with a thin layer of:
Peanut butter/almond butter/etc.
Quick oats with mashed fruit
Pancakes cut in strips
Banana/Egg pancakes - 2 eggs, 1 banana - add applesauce, flax seed, etc. (lots of recipes online!)
Greek Yogurt with mashed fruit or almond/peanut butter, can also add chia, flax, wheat germ, etc.
Sliced banana rolled in mashed cheerios
Omelette cut in strips
Sliced avocado rolled in mashed crackers
Hard boiled eggs in strips or mashed with avocado and served in a bowl/on toast
Grated apple or pear
Steamed or roasted until tender veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, thin sliced squash, portobello mushroom strips, carrot in strips
Meats in crockpot cooked until tender
Lentils (in a bowl or molded into patties)
Veggies cut into “fries” and roasted - sweet potatoes & zucchini
Sweet potato, squash, potatoes, etc. mashed with a fork
Corn on the cob
Thin veggies steamed: green beans, asparagus
Rice or orzo - messy!
Smoothie frozen in popsicle molds
Peaches and mango cut in strips
Banana and avocado cut in strips with peel on