Littlest Foodie

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Butternut Squash Finger Food's Butternut Squash finger food My Littlest Foodie is really starting to get interested in feeding himself.  It’s wonderful, but makes me a little feel a little melancholy that he’s growing up and becoming this amazing and independent little person.

I’ve found that produce as finger food can be a little tricky.  We’ve tried bananas, avocado and mango and he quickly turns them to mush with his ham-fisted baby fingers.  Today I tried roasting small pieces of butternut squash and they turned into a perfect finger food – firm enough that a Littlest Foodie’s fingers can grasp, but soft enough for easy chewing and swallowing.


  • 2 cups of finely chopped butternut squash – skin and seeds removed and chopped into baby bite-sized piecesButternut Squash Finger Food from
  • 1 tsp olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.  Mix chopped butternut squash with olive oil, vanilla and spice.

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Spread over baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  Butternut squash should begin to brown and be tender.

Serve once cooled to a baby appropriate temperature.  Refrigerate, reheat and serve leftovers for up to 2 days (or serve as a side dish for adult foodies :).    Enjoy (my Littlest Foodie sure did)!

Butternut Squash Finger Food


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