I often see lists of toddler/finger foods for little ones. I find them less than helpful. Nearly all of them say "diced pieces of soft fruit." Duh. But that doesn't help me when I go to the grocery store and there's 50 different fruits to choose from! So I thought I'd compile a little list of things that my daughter-nearly 15 months old-likes to eat. Hopefully it helps you with finger foods too!
Fruits (all of them chunked up to bite sized of course):
-Canned mandarin oranges
-Fresh, diced peaches (if the skin comes off easily I'll peel it otherwise I leave it on)
-Apple sauce (she just discovered those squeezies and I love them too!)
-Anything that has been cooked in soup-partiularly:
Dairy and Protein(we avoid a lot of dairy with her because I think she has a sensitivity to it):
-Peanut butter and nut butter spread very thin on bread (the new recommendation states you can give as young as 6 months and it won't affect allergies. I gave her a taste one day and waited. Gave another taste-because sometimes it's the second taste that let's you know about allergies and waited. No allergic reaction)
-Beans (she LOVES beans! Esp those slow cooked all day in the crockpot)
-Crackers, Crackers and more crackers!
-The mini PB cracker sandwhiches
So as you can see-there's a decent amount of food your little one can eat! We've recently started doing away completely with all babyfood-even toddler meals-and giving her all table food. If there's something she can't have or won't eat enough of, I supplment with this tried and true list of foods I know she will love. Just an example of the table food she's eaten with us this week:
-Macaroni noodles in red sauce
-Turkey soup with barley, turkey and carrots
-Pizza (cut in very small pieces given one at a time b/c if she stuffs this one she will choke.)
-Turkey Divan-she will eat the noodles, turkey pieces and broccoli
Hope this helps you out!