100 Baby Led Weaning Finger Food Ideas

You Will Want To Eat Them Too

At a certain age, your baby is going to want to start exploring (damn) and will be open to trying to new things, especially food. Baby Led Weaning is a great method to allow them to grasp and examine food and in turn letting them learn to feed themselves! One less thing to worry about right?

My little guy was ready with the first bite and has not looked back. I tried to be good in the beginning, gave him something new and waited a few days before trying something else. Just to make sure he wasn’t allergic to anything. Eventually though we were trying 5 things at a time and luckily we have had minimal digestion issues. We started at 6 months with some basic purees and moved on to some fruits that he could grasp. It goes without saying (I hope) not to leave your child unattended while they are eating. 

We have compiled a list of 100 Baby Led Weaning Finger Food Ideas! Unique and appetizing recipes that you will enjoy eating as well. Baby Led Weaning is a great method to allow them to grasp and examine food and in turn letting them learn to feed themselves! One less thing to worry about right?

It’s good to start with softer fingers foods like cooked sticks of carrot, broccoli and sweet potato. Oscar loved chunks of banana, avocado and cucumber. 

We have (and are still) doing a combination of finger foods and a few purees and yogurts. It is what worked best for us. You may decide to not try purees at all and go straight to the finger foods. Sweet Potato, avocado and banana are all great first ones to try. I have tried to compile a list of 100 baby-led weaning finger food ideas to hopefully give you some ideas. Please use common sense and remove the seeds from various fruits. When and if you decide to branch out and cook some of these recipes, def make a lot and freeze them for later! 

There are some great books out there if you want to up your cooking game. Baby Led Feeding, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food  and Little Foodie

Baby led weaning finger food

We have compiled a list of 100 different ideas for baby-led weaning. Some of them are super simple and others if you feel like actually cooking. But really, who can be bothered? When was the last time you had a shower? 

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100 Baby-led Weaning Finger Food Ideas

  1. Carrots (cooked)
  2. Broccoli (Cooked)
  3. Cauliflower (Cooked)
  4. Sweet Potato (Cooked)
  5. Potato (Cooked)
  6. Zucchini (cooked)
  7. Butternut Squash (cooked)
  8. Pumpkin (cooked)
  9. Green Beans
  10. Red peppers
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Avocado
  13. Mango
  14. Papaya
  15. Apple
  16. Oranges
  17. Peaches
  18. Nectarines
  19. Watermelon
  20. Blackberries
  21. Raspberries
  22. Strawberry Banana Muffins
  23. Plums
  24. Honeydew Melon
  25. Cantaloupe
  26. Banana
  27. Pears
  28. Satsumas 
  29. Strawberries
  30. Blueberries (I squished them)
  31. Grapes (cut much smaller)
  32. Kiwi
  33. Yogurt Bites
  34. Cucumber
  35. Rice Cakes (Alone or with toppings)
  36. Polenta
  37. Naan
  38. Asparagus
  39. Mushrooms
  40. Pea & Pesto Frittatas
  41. Cooked Pasta (macaroni, fusilli) 
  42. Asian Tuna Croquettes
  43. Easy pancakes (mashed banana and an egg)
  44. Strips of Buttered Toast
  45. Mac and Cheese Cups
  46. Unsalted breadsticks
  47. Pieces of Cheese
  48. Cooked rice with cubed veggies
  49. Pieces of cooked fish (steamed) or meat
  50. Oat, banana, and raisin fingers
  51. Spinach and Ricotta Pie
  52. Chopped Hard Boiled Egg or Scrambled Egg
  53. Apple and Cheese Quinoa Balls
  54. Pita with Hummus
  55. Butternut Squash and Corn Pancakes
  56. CousCous Fingers
  57. Meatballs
  58. Quiche
  59. Pita Pizza
  60. Veggie fritters
  61. Roasted Veggie Kebabs
  62. Veggie Sausage
  63. Tofu
  64. Beans (Kidney, Pinto, Black)
  65. Beets
  66. Chickpea Patties
  67. Asparagus
  68. Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches (cut small)
  69. Corn
  70. Pickles
  71. Peas
  72. Chicken and Cannellini Bean Nuggets
  73. Apricots
  74. Crackers
  75. Baby Muffins
  76. Pineapple
  77. Figs
  78. Cheerios or small wholegrain cereals
  79. Mini quesadillas
  80. Parsnips
  81. Blueberry Breakfast Cookie
  82. Prunes
  83. Turnip balls
  84. Eggplant fritters
  85. Cherries (pit removed obvs)
  86. Cranberries
  87. Coconut pops
  88. Baked Cauliflower Tots
  89. Artichokes
  90. Leeks
  91. Zucchini Pizza Bites
  92. Dates
  93. Blackberries
  94. Kumquats
  95. Carrot apple yogurt muffins
  96. Tomato And Goat Cheese Toast
  97. Quorn or another meatless substitute
  98. Ravioli
  99. Cooked apples stuffed with sweet potato and prunes
  100. Black bean cakes with sweet potato

Would love to hear what you made and which foods did or didn’t work for your baby. Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Probably an odd question, so please excuse my lack of education on the topic but the list is for finger foods only? You wouldn’t check off the food if your baby ate it in a pureed format correct? Because if so I’ll have to go back and introduce some of the food.

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