Vegetable Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers

Vegetable Finger Foods for Babies Toddlers. Baby Lead Weaning and Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers.Some vegetables can simply be served raw. But cooked vegetables can make some of the best finger foods for your baby or toddler.

Vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals, full of fiber, and easy for your toddler to hold.

When serving your little one vegetables, make sure they are:

  • they are cut into easy to hold slices or cubes.
  • the skin has been removed.
  • they have been cooked until there are easily pierced with a fork.
  • any pits and seeds have been removed.

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How to Prepare Your Finger Foods to Preserve the Most Nutrients

Be sure to check out the article on how to prepare baby food to find out which ways help you preserve the most nutrients in the food from steaming, roasting, broiling, stewing, boiling, mashing, etc.

At this page, serving raw vegetables might be too tough for your baby, but steaming and roasting will soften them up. Check out that article on how best to preserve nutrients.

See our list below for some vegetable options and how we suggest to prepare them.

For even more finger food ideas, check out our list of fruit finger foods and our ultimate list of cooked toddler finger foods.

For more information on starting your baby on finger foods, check out our baby led weaning article and video. Here are the best vegetable finger foods for baby and toddlers.

Not sure about baby feeding milestones? Check out our ultimate guide to introducing solid foods to your baby

Make Foods Fun and Get Your Child to Eat More Veggies By Cutting Them Into Fry Shape

Steamed Edamame

Toddler Finger Foods-Edamame

Edamame, or green soybeans, are packed with protein. Steam them on the stove or in the microwave.

 

Roasted Carrots

Toddler Finger Foods-Carrots

Roast carrot in the oven in fry shapes, or steam them on the stove into medallions.

 

Cucumber Sticks

Cucumber Sticks

Cucumber is soft enough to serve raw. Just cut into sticks and serve.

 

Avocado

Toddler FInger Foods- Avocado

Avocados should be dark in color and soft to the touch before serving. Cut into slices for your little one.

 

Roasted Pumpkin

Toddler Finger Foods- Baked Pumpkin

Pumpkin, along with butternut squash and acorn squash, is super soft when roasted in the oven.

Keep scrolling down to get more finger food ideas. 

Watch This Video to Learn More About Baby-Led Weaning

 

Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower

Toddler Finger Food- Broccoli and Cauliflower

Steamed broccoli and cauliflower are great finger foods. Serve in moderation at first due to their gas inducing nature.

 

Roasted Golden Beet Fries

Toddler Finger Foods- Golden Beets

Golden beets are even sweeter than red beets! Cut them into fries and bake. Beet fries are just one example of an awesome gateway food. Check out our video for more on this topic.

 

Roasted Bell Peppers

Toddler Finger Foods- Peppers

Roasted in the oven, yellow, red, orange or green bell peppers are a super soft finger food.

Oven Baking / Roasting

Along with steaming, roasting preserves the most nutrients and that’s the goal! You want to provide your baby and kids the most nutrients from food as possible.

You can lay the food out on a baking dish with a little oil.

Also, roasting veggies helps bring out the sweetness of the vegetables and breaks down the bitter taste, which will help your baby accept and learn to like to eat their vegetables.

Sweet Potato Fries

Toddler Finger Foods-Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes make the perfect toddler finger food. Roast them in the oven with cinnamon or garlic powder. See our article on introducing spices into your little ones diet.

We also just discovered an air fryer, where it uses convection air and no oil to fry the food. It’s amazing! Check it out the air fryer from our Amazon store.

 

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies are a Great Finger Food for Babies and Toddlers

 

Green Beans

Finger Foods- Green Beans

Depending on your child’s age and level, green beans can be served steamed or raw. No cutting required!

For even more finger food ideas, check out our list of fruit finger foods and our ultimate list of cooked toddler finger foods.

For more information on starting your baby on finger foods, check out our article and video on baby led weaning.

 

Vegetable Finger Foods for Babies Toddlers. Baby Lead Weaning and Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers.

 

The information on this website is designed for educational and/or entertainment purposes only. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s condition. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses.

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