As we continue with our finger food series, I want to make something very clear. Most of the time when I give Baby G finger foods, it looks a lot like this....
And only occasionally does it look this....
I guess I view this period as major experimentation. Experimenting new tastes, new textures, and for Baby G, new ways to make messes for Mommy.
Here is what we have had in the last week or so:
Steamed red pepper strips
Pieces of crumbled veggie burger
Pieces of a whole wheat quesadilla
Pieces of scrambled eggs- we got the okay from my doctor and eggs don't seem to bother her.
Blood orange slices (with peel)- She really loved sucking on the orange and I loved watching her expression of surprise each time she got a taste. Oranges are acidic so if you notice your baby starts to get a diaper rash after eating them, stop and wait.
Tofu Bites- Recipe below, she liked smashing them more than eating them. I actually thought they were pretty good!
1 carton of firm tofu, cut into rectangular pieces****
[1/4] cup wheat germ OR wheat flour
1 teaspoon garlic pepper OR garlic powder
****-This would make a lot of tofu bites! Keep this ratio and only make amount of bites you want for that meal or maybe for two meals. Save the rest of the wheat germ/garlic mixture.
1. Preheat oven to 425 (dgF). Lightly spray a cookie sheet.
2. Whisk together wheat germ and garlic pepper.
3. Dredge tofu rectangles in wheat germ mixture and place on prepared pan. Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and serve.
To me, these tasted a lot like chicken nuggets, especially when you dunk them in ketchup. I admit, I am a tofu fan so I may be biased. I thought they had a similar texture and that comforting bland taste of chicken nuggets.
Baby G just liked smashing them on the table, the floor, the chair, her hair, etc. I look forward to serving these as she gets older and I am glad I can introduce tofu right away.
What have you been feeding your little one in terms of finger foods?