Finger Food For Toddlers Recipes, Hints & Videos
The toddler years are at once challenging and fun. At this time your child is learning to walk, talk and feed themselves. They can tell you what they want and also what they don't want. Eating becomes a confrontation as they want to eat only foods they can pick up with their own hands.
Your job is to make a wide variety of foods available to them so that they continue to get the nutrients they need to grow. At the same time you're going to find that your child is going to want to eat only certain foods. You can indulge their desire to taste something new with foods that are easy and fun to eat. Finger foods are a perfect way to make the transition from a baby diet to an adult diet.
Toddler Finger Food Recipes
Sweet Potato Fries with Sage
After learning our toddler loved sweet potatoes, this was one of the many creations invented. It's perfect for the fall! These fries and a gift from grandma make the perfect pair!
4 C. water, for par-boiling
6 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into french fries
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. fresh sage, minced
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cracked pepper
2 Tbs. olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add fries, let par-boil for about 5-6 minutes.
Drain fries and place in a large bowl. Add the garlic, sage, salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly. Arrange fries evenly on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Using a spatula, turn fries half way through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.
Toddler Finger Food Recipes Hints and Videos