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PROTEIN

Please remember that you are the best judge of your baby's skill level with finger foods. These foods are just suggestions and the age ranges assume that you have practised with finger foods from 6 months onwards. If not, please start with the 6mo finger food suggestions.

Lamb-chop-baby-mealtimes

5-6m+

For gnawing only. Pan fry each side until well done. Sear edges of lamb bone to seal or sit bone in a cup of boiling water to seal

Lamb-chop-trimmed-baby-mealtimes

5-6m+

Pan fry each side until well done. Sear edges of lamb bone to seal or sit bone in a cup of boiling water to seal. Trim lamb meat for someone else to eat if your baby is only at the gnawing stage!

Egg-Pancake-baby-mealtimes

6m+

Pan fry remaining liquid from French toast into think pancake shapes

Egg-scrambled-baby-mealtimes

6m+

Beat 2 eggs with a fork, add a dash of milk and pour into non-stick pan on medium heat. Wait 1-2 mins then use a spatula to mix the eggs up until softly set.

tuna-cruskit-baby-mealtimes

6m+

Split Cruskit in two. Spread with tinned tuna in springwater

cottage-cheese-cruskit-baby-mealtimes

6m+

Split Cruskit in two. Spread with cottage cheese.

mashed-tofu-cruskit-baby-mealtimes

6m+

Split Cruskit in two. Spread with mashed silken tofu.

tofu-cubes-baby-mealtimes

6m+

For practicing pincer grip. Use silken tofu at first.

silken-tofu-strip-baby-mealtimes

6m+

Use silken tofu

Omelette-Strips-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Beat 1 egg with a fork and pan fry until cooked through

Bread-Cottage-Cheese-baby-mealtimes

8-9m+

Master toast strips before bread squares

Bread-Hummus-baby-mealtimes

8-9m+

Master toast strips before bread squares

Bread-Ricotta-baby-mealtimes

8-9m+

Master toast strips before bread squares

Cannellini-beans-squashed-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Drain can and rinse well. Squash with your finger.

Cheese-slice-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Chicken-Drumstick-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Pull off a BBQ chicken, remove top joint/cartilage and the one remaining sharp bone (this leaves the chicken meat and one big round bone)

Cottage-Cheese-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Fish-Cake-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Mix 1 small tin of fish (tuna/salmon) with 1/2 cup mashed vegetables, 1 egg and a handful of breadcrumbs, then pan fry

French-toast-strips-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Mix 1 egg with a dash of milk. Soak 2 pieces of bread in the mixture until soggy and then pan fry for a couple of minutes each side util the egg is cooked.

Frozen-Yoghurt-Drops-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Scoop small dollops onto a lined tray and freeze for 20 minutes before serving

Grated-Cheese-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Steak-strip-baby-mealtimes

7m+

Offer well-cooked strips of steak to gnaw on

Cannellini-beans-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Drain can and rinse well

Chicken-roast-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Pull meat off a cooked BBQ chicken from the supermarket

Edamame-beans-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Steam or boil pods from frozen and squeeze beans out

Egg-wedges-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Boil egg for 9-10 mins until hard, then peel and slice

four-bean-mix-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Drain can and rinse well. Check how soft the beans are and remove any firm ones.

Borlotti-Beans-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Drain can and rinse well

Kidney-Beans-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Drain can and rinse well

Rissole-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Mix 500g mince with 2 eggs and enough breadcrumbs to make it no too sloppy. Pan fry balls of mixture on both sides until cooked through

Slow-Cooked-Beef-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Pull meat out of a casserole style dish to serve as a finger food

Tofu-baby-mealtimes

8m+

Slice from raw and serve. Choose firm tofu. You can freeze remaining slices.

Tempeh-baby-mealtimes

9m+

Pan fry lightly on each side of the slice

Butter-Beans-baby-mealtimes

9m+

Drain can and rinse well

Quesadilla-baby-mealtimes

9m+

Place filling between two wraps and grill in a toasted sandwich maker. Slice into segments

Cheese-baton-baby-mealtimes

10m+

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