Posts Tagged ‘finger foods’

Monkey Bites

Monday, September 28th, 2009 by by

Jonah eats these for either snack or breakfast! They’re simple to make, and always a hit with my finicky eater!

Monkey Bites:
1 piece whole wheat toast
Apple or Pear Butter
1/4 banana

Spread the apple butter on the toast in a pretty thick layer. Cut up the banana into bite sized pieces. Cut the toast into bite sized pieces and place a banana bite onto each piece. If you think it’s easier, you could put banana slices on the whole piece of toast and cut the bite sized pieces with the banana already on.

If you have a toddler older than two, you can use peanutbutter or any kind of nut butter in lieu of the apple butter. Because it is an allergy concern for children under the age of two as well as a choking risk, I don’t allow Jonah to have nut butters. So I made this recipe with fruit spreads.

I hope your little one enjoys these as much as Jonah does!


First Finger Foods

Monday, July 27th, 2009 by by

Jonah’s meals are now almost all finger foods. I’ve been on a hunt to find finger foods suitable for infants Jonah’s age. He is not quite to the point of eating everything that the rest of the family eats, but he no longer wants to be spoon fed. Here are two recipes that I’ve come up with for baby-friendly finger foods.

Chicken and Carrot Bites:
dark meat chicken such as drumsticks, with the skin on
carrots, peeled and chopped into large chunks
rice cereal (the instant, for this recipe)
milk, breast milk, or water

Bake the chicken at 350 F until it is cooked thoroughly. You want the chicken to be (more…)