Toddlers learn to be adventurous eaters with lots of opportunities to explore and experiment with food! Watch them learn and grow with these 15 healthy finger foods for toddlers.
Toddlers love to eat! And exploring new foods by picking them up, turning them over, and tasting them is an important part of the process of learning to eat. We strive to serve toddlers foods that are:
- Full of whole food nutrition
- Safe to chew
- Varied, so toddlers have many opportunities to enjoy new foods.
- Simple to prep!
This list provides fresh options to try with your little one so they can safely pick up, taste, and explore nutrient-dense solid foods. Enjoy!
15 Finger Foods for Toddlers
Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Cakes
These whole grain cakes are packed with veggies and protein and are fun for toddlers to help make and eat!
Sweet and Salty Butternut Fries
Easy-to-hold squash fries are super tender and naturally sweet without any added sugars.
Power Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins
Your toddler will love these baby-sized muffins made with three different veggies and two fruits!
Toddler-Perfect Chicken Nuggets
Cooked and ground chicken makes these nuggets easy for toddlers to chew. Make them into any fun shape you like!
Cheesy Broccoli Bites
Toddlers love these cheesy patties that feature nutritious broccoli as the main ingredient!
Fruit-Sweetened Oat Cookies
These whole grain cookies are sweetened with mashed bananas and raisins, and they’re nutritious enough to serve for breakfast!
Butternut Squash Souffle Bites
Super simple Souffle Bites use egg and vitamin-rich butternut squash to make a grain-free muffin that’s tender and easy for toddlers to eat.
Green Bean Fries
Did you know you can turn green beans into French fries?! These panko-coated roasted beans are a delight for toddlers to hold and taste.
Homemade Goldfish Crackers
Our remake of this classic toddler food uses all whole grains and real fresh cheese to make the best-tasting homemade goldfish crackers.
Fruity Nut ‘n’ Honey Energy Bites
Serve these bites to toddlers who can handle a bit of texture. Crispy kid-friendly Cheerios combine with pumpkin seeds and naturally sweet dried fruit for a whole food energy boost.
Breakfast Egg Bars
Simple egg bars feature broccoli and cheese and can be cut into any size or shape for your toddler. Try long strips or mini bites!
Homemade Wheat Thins
Fresh whole grain crackers are easy to make and taste so fresh!
Sweet Potato Quesadillas
Quesadillas let toddlers practice picking up and eating sandwich-shaped foods… without having to handle the bulk of an actual sandwich. These quesadillas are stuffed with healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes and black beans.
Portable Pancake Pockets
Serve fruity pancakes without a mess! These pancake pockets have fresh fruit cooked right inside for a hand-held treat.
Veggie Snack Nuggets
Veggie Snack Nuggets are filling, fun, and made with familiar veggies that toddlers are likely to accept.