Nov 18 2014
Finger Foods and Baby Smoothie Pops
Post by melissa fenlon

finger food ideas for babypost by Melissa

Miss Poppy is 11 months old going on five. I think she wants to be just like her older sister Calla. She’s been the baby who wanted finger foods from the get go. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Munchkin today to share some of our go-to finger foods and Poppy’s favorite smoothie pops.

Read more for my big list of finger foods and the best baby smoothie pop recipes.

ideas for finger foods for babies

Veggies: I love to prepare big batches of roasted veggies for Poppy to keep in the fridge all week long. It makes the quick, it’s time for dinner time so much easier… and healthier. Here’s what I like to chop up and roast with a little olive oil drizzled on it – carrots, cauliflower, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and zucchini. You can either dice these veggies before you roast them, or do as I prefer, cut into big chunks and then dice after they’ve been roasted and cooled. Just store them in little containers in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze them. Don’t forget about peas, greens beans, edamame and corn, too!

Dairy: Poppy goes crazy for shredded cheese lately. You put a little mound in a bowl on the high chair and she giggles with delight. We’re also giving her cottage cheese and cut up Baybel cheese. I love to make a pasta, diced veggie and cottage mixture that she loves to eat out of a bowl with her baby spoons.

baby finger foods

Proteins: Our go-to punches of protein are diced up cold tofu, white beans and black beans. We also make egg yolk omelets with cheese.

Fruit: Fruit is her absolute favorite though. Raspberries, blueberries, diced strawberries, diced kiwi, diced mango, diced banana, diced pear, diced watermelon and avocados are our staples.

baby drinking out of munchkin 360 cup

Poppy really wants to eat the same things her big sister is eating. She also wants to drink water just like Calla does. So I was excited to see Munchkin’s newest drinking cup, the Miracle 360. Poppy feels like such a big girl using it, and it’s teaching her how to use a big girl cup!

Baby Smoothie Pops – We love smoothie pops at our house. Oftentimes in the rushed mornings before school both girls get smoothie pops. Calla gets fruits and veggies in hers, which is just what she needs before she’s off to all-day kindergarten. Munchkin’s fresh food freezer pop molds are the perfect size for a little one. I love to give Poppy a smoothie pop when she’s teething. The frozen food pop is great for helping to soothe swollen and sore gums. Smoothie pops with yogurt and berries are good for babies 8 months and older. Here are some of our favorite baby smoothie pop recipes.

recipes for baby smoothie popsicles

Peach Smoothie Pop

Half of a peach

½ cup plain yogurt

Throw the peach and yogurt into your blender or food processer and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into smoothie pop molds and freeze.

Carrot Apple Smoothie Pop

1 large carrot, cut in pieces

1 apple, peeled and cut in pieces

½ cup plain yogurt

dash of cinnamon

Steam the carrot and apple until soft. Place the pieces into a blender with yogurt and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into smoothie pop molds and freeze.

baby smoothie pop recipes

smoothie popsicle recipes for babies

Raspberry Smoothie Pop

Heaping handful of raspberries

½ cup plain yogurt

½ banana, sliced

Place ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into smoothie pop molds and freeze.

Green Smoothie Pop

Big handful of spinach, steamed

½ an avocado

½ cup of applesauce

¼ cup plain yogurt

Place ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into smoothie pop molds and freeze.

baby smoothie pop recipes

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photos by Melissa Fenlon. all rights reserved.

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    5 Comments

  • NicoleOctober 8, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Do you have set PORTIONS? And do you do anything to prepare the tofu?

    • melissa fenlonOctober 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Hi Nicole,
      I don’t necessarily have set portions. I would do a 1/8 cup of fruit and veggies and see how my daughters responded. As for the tofu, I serve it uncooked but I also bake it. Here’s the recipe:
      Baked tofu
      Cut tofu into bite sized pieces and lay out on paper towel to get rid of extra water in tofu.
      Mix 2 T tamari, 1 T molasses and 1 T maple syrup in a bowl.
      Toss tofu pieces in sauce then bake on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

  • JennyFebruary 2, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Hello! Love this post. Have you ever subbed almond milk for the yogurt by chance? Thanks!

  • TheresaNovember 19, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Love this will make them for my grandson