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Jun 06

Finger Foods for Toddlers

Every week I make Cooper a fruit vegetable mix for his daily finger food. He normally gets a spoonful at lunch and dinner. This week I made him a combination of Organic carrots, celery, and apples. I normally boil his veggies in separate pots.

Prep the fruits and veggies by washing, peeling if necessary, and slicing. I keep the carrots whole while boiling, slice the celery, and slice the apple. Boil until the veggies are tender when inserting a fork or knife.

Remove from the water and dice into bite size pieces. Divide the food into two containers. Freeze one and refrigerate the other. I normally keep the refrigerated food for 3-4 days, then compost any leftovers.

Giving diced food to children gives them the opportunity to learn to feed themselves and explore their tastes. Don’t get discouraged if your child does not eat everything in the beginning. It takes time for a them to determine if they actually like a food or not. There are days when Cooper eats just the carrots, and days he eats everything. Our appetites vary from day-to-day and so do the kiddos.

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