Fruits cut into bite-size pieces are the perfect introduction to finger foods for toddlers. Start with small chunks of soft fruits or ripe pear.
Diced vegetables including potato, pumpkin and peas make great finger foods. Steam or microwave the vegies and give them time to cool.
Serve a colourful variety of salad vegetables, such as cucumber and capsicum, cut into sticks with meals or as snacks. Leave the skin on – that’s where lots of the goodness is. Some kids like to dunk vegie sticks in dips such as hummus or guacamole.