10 Brain-Building Finger Food Recipes for Baby
If you have a growing baby, you know the importance of snacks. (“Nack” was one of my daughter’s first words.) While some go-to snack items are oh-so convenient, considering mixing in these simple recipes that are packed with vitamins to boost Baby’s brain development. Mika Shino — a mom who’s passionate and knowledgeable about food and nutrition — was kind enough to share the Top 10 Brain Foods with me in December. And now she shares some of her favorite brain-building finger food recipes.
Please note: While the recipes mention recommended ages for introducing foods, it’s very important that you work with your pediatrician to understand the latest guidelines and concern about allergens specific to your child.
Why? Because they’re packed with DHA Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals. Baby wouldn’t eat these on their own, but add two simple ingredients and you’ve got these delicious, nutritious Yam Veggie Balls.
Raw or dehydrated, this beautiful and fun finger food is full of DHA Omega 3, fiber, vitamin C, as well as antioxidants.
Photo courtesy of Mika Shino.
It’s mushy and wonderful to play with, plus it’s got all kinds of the good stuff in it (think protein, calcium, vitamin C, DHA Omega 3, folate, fiber…). As Baby gets older, add a bit of soy sauce to make it more savory and introduce a new flavor.
Which one do you think your baby will love?