Logan's new phase of eating is she wants to feed herself everything - this makes meal time a little challenging! We offer her a spoon to attempt to feed herself with a spoon - she has no interest, she just grabs the food off the spoon! Not everything is a finger food - but we are sure trying! It is important to me that she eats a well balanced diet, as well as a healthy diet. I am going to list Logan's finger food diet - It will help me keep some fresh ideas, and maybe if you have a little one, you can get some ideas too!
*Logan does eat other foods, this is a just a list of finger foods. She loves yogurt, and will willingly eat it from a spoon. We use YoBaby, and she loves it!
*Logan only has two teeth, so everything has to be pretty soft
* I will give a link to the brand of food we use if available - these are not paid advertisements, just links to the foods we use!
Vegetables: mostly canned, some fresh - let's face it...fresh is not always available or affordable. I do buy organic and no salt added if it is canned.
green beans - cut into small pieces
black eyed peas
butternut squash chunks
edamame (she loves them!)
potatoes (sweet/white: cooked, cubed - not mashed)
carrots (steamed, chunked)
green peas (not her favorite but she will eat them)
Fruit (all fresh, served cold and chunked)
pieces of chicken
cut up hot dog (all beef, and peeled)
pasta (whole wheat - and usually the larger shape - easy to pick up)
hummus (spread on bread - or a great dip for an older toddler)
whole wheat bread
veggie fries - *favorite* We cut them into pieces and use them as a snack, or with lunch or dinner.
fruit/veggies in a pack! - love these, they are great for on the go!
Yes, occasionally when we go out she gets Mac n Cheese, or if we are having a dessert, she may get a taste, but generally, Logan does not eat sweets, or junk food. It is a personal preference for our family, and we will do our best to continue Logan on a healthy diet as she gets older. She does eat all of the above, and enjoys it!
I am constantly looking for new ideas, so please share some of your/your child's favorite foods!!!
2 days ago