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Healthy Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers

Keep these easy foods on hand for quick snacking.

  • Baby carrots
  • Low-sugar graham crackers (without hydrogenated fat)
  • Low-sodium crackers (without hydrogenated fat)
  • A healthy cereal for snacking (Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Cheerios, Puffins, Weetabix, etc.)
  • Sunflower seeds (for older toddlers)
  • Baked peas or mild Japanese-style roasted peas (for older toddlers)
  • Dried fruit-raisins, apricots, apples, apricots
  • Banana chips (for older toddlers)
  • Fig bars (without hydrogenated fat)
  • Low-sodium pretzels (for older toddlers)
  • Popcorn (for older toddlers)
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Reprinted from The Baby Bistro Cookbook: Healthy, Delicious Cuisine for Babies, Toddlers, and You by Joohee Muromcew. Copyright 2003 by Joohee Muromcew. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling (800) 848-4735 or visit their website at www.rodalestore.com.


August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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