No Cooking Required

These are the things that we like to eat that take no preparation other than chopping to the right size (or opening a packet):

  • Apricots (halved and stone removed)
  • Avocado (sliced, or cubed once ‘pincer grip’ is perfected)
  • Bread sticks (look for low salt content)
  • Blueberries (halved)
  • Banana
  • Cheese (cubed)
  • Dried prunes (chopped into treat-size chunks, these are very sweet)
  • Fresh figs (tough skin removed)
  • Grapes (halved or quartered)
  • Kiwi Fruit (peeled and cut into manageable chunks)
  • Mini Shredded Wheat (soak in a little milk first)
  • Oranges (just the juicy bits, sliced out of the skins: supremes)
  • Peaches (halved and stone removed)
  • Pear (cut into fingers, must be very ripe!)
  • Plum (halved and stone removed)
  • Pre-made, shop-bought baby snacks (broken into bite sized pieces)
  • Raspberries (pulled into smaller pieces with fingers)
  • Satsumas (peeled and chopped in half so the juice can be sucked from the skin)
  • Strawberries (quartered or halved)
  • Tomatoes (quarters or sixths, these are generally sucked then spat out but seem to be enjoyed anyway)

Some things get chomped on successfully without any trouble at all (peach halves for example) whilst others won’t get eaten unless they’re already in manageable sized pieces (baby rice cakes). Every baby is different so experiment with how you offer food types.

Add your personal favourites in the comments. What quick and easy foods does your baby like to eat?

2 thoughts on “No Cooking Required

  1. Crackerbread are great as you can spread anything on them and not quite so floppy as a sandwich. Easy to eat and go soft in the mouth. Lola loves them.

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