A friend asked me today about finger foods, if anyone is like me I normally think about snacks when it’s too late and little one is looking at me with those hungry eyes and I have a nanosecond to turn around and magically produce those so called ‘finger foods’ to halt a massive breakdown in the middle of a public space.
I thought to help out I would create a simple list of 15 finger foods, I have even listed non cook fingers foods for those like me who would yearn to be a mini Martha Stewart or Annabel Karmel but unfortunately the culinary skills represent more of the school chef in the 90’s.
- Cucumber sticks – we also moved onto using a star biscuit cutter just for showing off!
- Cooked sticks of vegetables, sweet potatos, broccoli, courgette, apple, butternut squash, anything goes really.
- Slices of avocado
- Cold cooked pasta
- Sliced fruit, banana, oranges (found cutting the segments easier), any berries etc.
- Rice cakes can add peanut butter (be aware of allergies)
- Hard boiled eggs
- Cheese sticks
- Pieces of crumpets – low salt variety
- Cooked noodles
- Sticks/cubes of toast or sandwich
- Grapes (ensure half lengthways or quarter if younger!)
- Frozen yoghurt drops
- Honey until 12 months of age
- Salt in foods, no more then 1g a day
- Goats and sheep’s milk/cheese
- Popcorn – these are a chocking hazard
- Raw carrots – leave until teeth very hard to crunch.