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fin′ger food`

food intended to be eaten with the fingers.
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Noun1.finger food - food to be eaten with the fingersfinger food - food to be eaten with the fingers  
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
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When should you be introducing different foods, and how important is it to give your baby more textured foods and finger foods? If you have started your baby on purees and want to continue giving purees but move onto textured foods, it is important to remember that your baby can tolerate mashed and finger foods from very early on.
The difference: All of the dishes were specially prepared and served as finger foods.
* Get adventurous with finger foods Don't be afraid to put down the spoon and let your little one try feeding themselves with some nutritious finger foods.
The next time you invite family and friends over to your home, you may want to prepare recipes from Vegan Finger Foods. As the title reveals, you'll find more than 100 recipes for bite-size food that's sure to please a crowd.
Case in point-"Vegan Finger Foods: More Than 100 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Bite-Size Eats Everyone Will Love", a 176 page compendium collaboratively compiled and co-edited by the vegan team of Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes.
A lovely study from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear showed - by following over 600 children - that more than half reach out for food before six months and four out of 10 have eaten finger foods before six months.
WEANING babies on finger foods rather than spoon-fed purees could prevent them becoming obese in later childhood, according to new research.
Top 100 Finger Foods offers a fine guide to finger foods that young children can enjoy, offering options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert and creating recipes for both babies and older children.
By 11 months your son may also have started to try feeding himself; finger foods are an excellent way of teaching a range of new skills, such as finger dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and it is a great way of distracting them in highchairs when you get on with other jobs.
They could all be items on a busy restaurant menu, but in this case they're three of 100 finger foods Annabel has whipped up for children of nine months plus.
Delhi-based Kohinoor Foods, leading exporter of Basmati rice, has begun test marketing frozen foods (finger foods, curries, and Indian breads, all vegetarian) in the Delhi region, and will extend them to Mumbai, Bangalore and other major Indian cities in the next.