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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.


September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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