Excellent Finger Food Ideas For Kids To Enjoy

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Healthy finger food for kids makes the meals perfect for the picky eaters. Some kids show interest to eat but the ones who do not, have to be given special attention. And these healthy kids’ finger foods serve as the best means of meal for them. It helps them to get tempted to start with and then they grow into trying variety of food. But the most important thing it needs you to do is have patience.

The more the variety in flavor and texture early in kid’s life, the more you introduce your little on towards healthy food habits. The kids develops a wide palate and does not mind tasting new added things and flavors like garlic, ginger, herbs or other spices. Babies initially do not need a lot of flavor but they should be given with any added sugar or sodium (salt) – this is very important as most of the parents think that adding sugar to their food will make them have more. Instead, add natural sweetners like honey etc. to make the food tempting for kids. Their tiny kidneys aren’t ready to handle the additives in the food. We have a list of baby finger friendly foods that are great for the entire family.

Healthy Finger foods for Babies:

1. Spinach And Parmesan Twist:

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The finger- licking twists with parmesan and spinach is just amazing finger foods for kids party too!

You need:

  • 1 sheet of frozen pastry puff
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Parmesan grated
  • 1 egg

Directions to make:

  • Place the pastry in a plain surface sprinkled with flour and unfold it carefully.
  • Slice the pastry sheets into half and slice each slice into 5 equal strips of same sizes. Now you must have 10 strips.
  • Add some leaves of baby spinach and grated parmesan to each strip one by one and then fold them into halves such that the spinach and parmesan gratings is sealed. By holding each ends twist the roll now and place it on a baking tray with a baking sheet lining.
  • Once you have done it with all the strips, place them with some apace in between in the baking tray and place it in fridge for 10 minutes to firm up the pastry and then with the beaten egg, brush it.
  • Place the preheated oven at 400 degree F and bake till golden brown.
  • Enjoy the meal!

2. Reindeer Butter Cookies:

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Since it is almost Christmas, lets introduce the edible reindeer to the kids. This reindeer butter cookies are easy finger food for your little one to much! You need the butter cookies and pretzels and kid’s favorite M&M’s. Attach everything with some frosting as shown in the picture for the kid to enjoy this delicious cookie. Have fun!

3. Berry Barbecue Sticks:

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These are the most simple kids finger foods you can make easily and the kids would love it too.

You need:

  • 1 box of brownie
  • Fresh large strawberries
  • Marshmallows
  • Melting chocolates
  • Wooden skewers (cut in halves)

Directions to make:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and prepare the brownie batter in a bowl. Spray the tray with non-stick spray and divide the batter among the muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes. The cake tester must come out clean. Allow the brownies to cool to room temperature for 5 minutes and then transfer it to another container to cool.
  • Clean and dry the strawberries. Cut the both ends to have flat ends. Layer the strawberries, marshmallow and brownie on the skewers and lay them out on a wax paper.
  • Melt the chocolate and transfer into a zip lock bag to make a cone with it. Pour on the skews with this melted chocolate.
  • Refrigerate the tray now to allow the chocolate to set and ready to serve.

4. Rainbow Jello:

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These make the most fascinating simple kids finger foods. Also good finger foods for toddlers with no teeth.

You need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1.5 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Gelatin packs of various colors
  • Water

Directions to make:

  • Dump all the gelatin with boiling water as per instruction on the pack in different contains as you do not want to mix the colors already.
  • Stir each flavor and let the gelatin dissolve completely. To make the rainbow lets start with the violet and blue colors.
  • Take a glass dish and spray with cooking spray to form a non-stick layer.
  • You will add 12 layers (or less) to this mold with 6 layers of jello and 6 of the yogurt and jello mixture. Start with jello yogurt mixture.
  • We will explain the first layer now and you can continue for each layer then. Take a container and whisk yogurt with jello mixture and whisk it to remove all lumps.
  • Next, once the yogurt is completely dissolved, add this to the glass dish and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until it sets. Set a timer for each layer as this is very critical for it to set well. Chill the tray and let it settle partially for the next layer to adhere.
  • Once the timer goes out, take the glass container and add the next layer to it. But before that give it a slight jiggle to see if it has settled and the liquid is still moving slightly in it.
  • Do these for the next layers carefully and finally let it chill enough to set the whole layers thoroughly.
  • Enjoy the rainbow treat.

5. Zucchini And Carrot Bar:

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This makes an excellent healthy finger foods for kids.

You need:

  • Carrot chopped
  • Parsley
  • Shallots
  • Zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Cheese grated
  • Eggs

Directions to make:

  • Heat the medium sauce pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini, carrot, shallots and cook it for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables become soft.
  • Remove from heat and set it aside. Let it cool.
  • Combine all vegetables with egg and cheese adding some parsley to it and flour in a large bowl and mix all the ingredients together.
  • Grease the baking pan with some butter. Put this mixture in a baking pan and smooth the surface.
  • Bake the ingredients for about 12 minutes. Once done, let it cool. Cut the baked item into bars for the kids to devour.

6. Zucchini and Parmesan Quinoa Bites:

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Kids love these quinoa bites. These are healthy finger goods for babies and the picky eaters enjoy this as much!

You need:

  • Quinoa
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • Parmesan
  • Black pepper
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 egg white only
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • olive oil

Directions to make:

  • Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water and then add the chicken/ vegetable stock and then boil.
  • Cover the content and reduce the heat allowing it to cook well. Turn off the heat and let it steam within for 10 minutes. Using a fork, fluff the quinoa such that it has little fiber hair when cooked.
  • Transfer to a bowl and allow it to cool.
  • Preheat the overn to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin pan with olive oil.
  • Add the zucchini and quinoa to a bowl and mix with parmesan. Season with black pepper. Add neaten gee mixture and spoon the mixture to the muffin pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden. Flip through the halfway cooking so bake from each side equally.

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