Vegetarian Finger Food Recipes for Babies

Toddlers are known to be picky and fussy eaters. Moreover, they want to assert their new found independence by feeding themselves. You can either carry a plate and  run behind them all day or give them some easy to feed themselves finger-food and hope that most of it goes into their mouth and not on some window or your curtain.

Of course, you can give them biscuits and cookies to munch on their own, but we don’t want an overdose of sugar. Finger food need not be any different from your regular food. Anything which your toddler can hold and which will not be too messy can be given to the baby.

Here we give some toddler-friendly finger-food recipes which are sure to be a hit with your growing child. These are easy to make and healthy and nutritious and can be fed at any time of the day.

  • Fruit Salad

Ingredients

Various fruits – Apple, banana, pear, papaya, grapes

Recipe

  1. Clean, peel and cut fruits into bite size pieces.
  2. Mix all together and let your baby treat him/herself to a new treat with every bite.
  • Eggy Veggie Fingers


Ingredients

2 slices brown bread

1 egg

1 cup grated/ finely diced veggies – carrot, capsicum, onion, tomato

1 tbsp milk

Oil / Ghee

Salt and Pepper

Recipe



  1. Mix together milk, grated veggies and egg.
  2. Beat the mixture well to a runny consistency.
  3. Cut bread into long thin strips.
  4. Heat a girdle(tawa) , put a little oil.
  5. Dip bread piece into mixture and fry on girdle.
  6. Cool and give to baby to feed him/herself.
  • Veggie Sticks

Ingredients

Carrots, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli

Salt and Pepper

Recipe

  1. Wash, clean and peel all vegetables.
  2. Cut all veggies into long strips, not too thick and not too thin. It should be easily picked and held by your toddler.
  3. Bring some water to boil.
  4. Add salt and pepper to water.
  5. Add veggies , blanch them for few minutes.
  6. Take them out and cool immediately in cold water.
  7. You can also steam veggies.
  8. Let your toddler feed him/herself.
  • Paneer Sticks

Ingredients

100 grams paneer block

1/4 tsp Turmeric

Salt and Pepper

Ghee/Oil – 1 tbsp

Recipe

  1. Cut paneer into fingers, about 1/2 cm thick and 3 cm long.
  2. Marinate paneer fingers in turmeric, salt and pepper.
  3. Rub the pieces well with marinade and leave for 15 minutes.
  4. In a flat frying pan, heat a little ghee or oil.
  5. Lightly saute the paneer sticks in oil for about 1 minute on medium heat.
  • Banana Topped Pancake

This is a healthy pancake made from wholewheat flour, egg and banana. It is nice,complete dish for breakfast or evening snack. It will also satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth instead of candies and chocolates.

Ingredients

1 cup atta (wholewheat flour)

1 egg

½ tsp sugar

Milk

2 bananas

Oil / Ghee

Recipe

  1. Mix atta and egg and mix well together.
  2. Add milk to it to adjust to a flowing consistency.
  3. Add sugar by dissolving into a little milk.
  4. Let the batter stay for about half an hour.
  5. Cut bananas into thin slices. Keep aside.
  6. (Do not cut banana too much in advance, as it will turn dark.)
  7. Heat a frying pan.
  8. Add oil or ghee to frying pan.
  9. Pour batter to make a small pancake.
  10. Top it up with banana slices and let it cook on one side (till bubbles start appearing).
  11. Carefully flip it over and let it cook on other side.
  12. This will also caramelize the bananas.
  13. Flip again and take off the fire.
  14. Serve with honey drizzled on top.

Reference-

https://www.mylittlemoppet.com/tag/indian-vegetable-finger-food-recipes-for-toddlers/

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