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Convenient, Easy, and Healthy Baby Finger Foods

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Feeding a child well has its challenges, but for me, the most difficult stage is the finger foods for the toothless baby. With my second child I have found a few things that have made it easier and I’d like to share them with you.

I start solid around six months (avocados, bananas, broccoli, etc.), but around eight months, if that long, both my girls were so independent that they wanted to feed themselves. I had a hard time keeping a well-balanced assortment of food available. And now that my toddler eats everything we eat, I was only preparing for the little one.

I started using jar freezing as a way to make it much more convenient to have food prepared for the toothless wonder. It’s made things so much easier.

For example, I start with either ground beef, a crock pot roast chopped small, or a rotisserie chicken chopped small.

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I added well steamed broccoli and carrots chopped small.

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Sometimes I also add quinoa.

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Put it in the jar and place them in the freezer. Then in a few days, I am able to just pop the jar out and have a couple days of meals already prepared. It’s also great for road trips or when we will be out all day but need to have food.

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Hope these ideas will be helpful to you! Do you have any other suggestions that you think I should add to my next set of jars?

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4 thoughts on “Convenient, Easy, and Healthy Baby Finger Foods

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  2. Do you defrost overnight and then microwave?

    • I actually don’t use a microwave at all. I defrost it in the fridge and usually feed my kids their leftovers cold. Sometimes I will warm up food in a saucepan. They are also great to bring frozen out for a day and be thawed by dinner 🙂

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