1. Yogurt drops - kinda love these, especially on hot days or for teething babes: just fill a freezer bag with plain yogurt, mixing in fruit puree if you fancy, snip off a corner and squeeze drops out onto an oiled baking sheet or plate. Freeze, then when solid decant into a pot and serve for finger food dessert or snack.
2. Steamed veg (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower etc) make great bitesize pot snacks
3. Apple and sultana muffins (I make these sugar-free, and into tiny balls, but so tasty I always eat half the batch)
4. Bamba (this Israeli peanut snack could prevent nut-allergies, according to a study. I limit to three or four pieces as they do contain some salt. Available in Tesco's and kosher shops)
5. Pancake pieces (mix flour, milk, egg and mashed banana to make thick pancakes; slice into cubes to eat later)
6. Houmous / peanut butter / cream cheese on rice cakes, breadsticks, or cucumber.
6. Kale crisps. Yeah, you'll be mocked in parenting circles, but they're great: just bake chopped up kale for 10m at 160 degrees, with a little olive oil, plus sesame seeds if you fancy
7. Cheese cubes - again, skip the pricey baby-targeted packets and chop up some cheddar
8. Frittata - make in the morning, chop
9. Mini sandwiches (cream cheese, meat, or cheese fillings - cut into cubes)
10. Cheese scones
11. Fruit - obvious but so many options. Bananas great for on-the-go, oranges, kiwi, & watermelon all go down well here.
12. Banana ice cream - chop up a banana into three chunks. freeze for two hours, then blend. Delicious, natural ice cream.
13. Cheese straws
14. Sweetcorn fritters
15. Oatcakes (these easy ones are cooked in the microwave)
16. Veggie muffins - I make these without the sugar - they're sweet enough if you use v. ripe bananas
17. Rice cakes - no need to buy the baby-friendly pricey ones. Any salt-free and sugar-free variety works.
18. Roasted brocolli - don't overcook or it's too crispy, but this is one delicious healthy snack (we share..)
19. Dried apple bites - no need to buy these in a packet, just slice an apple super thin, and bake (fuller recipe here) and chop into tiny bites for babies.
20. Squares of previously toasted wholegrain bread, with butter
21. Sugar-free banana bread
22. Baby flapjacks
23. Natural yogurt - with banana or other fruit if you fancy
24. Raisins, unsweetened date pieces, etc. (just make sure they're small enough)
25. Tuna bites
26. Pieces of cooked chicken, turkey, or other well-cooked meats/ fish