Carrots were the second food Buttercup chose in this multi-food meal. In this picture, she is actually working on carrots. Click this post on carrots to see our first attempt using the traditional baby-led solid "french fry" shape. She has no problem wolfing these down. But, I know moms might be looking for other preparation options for veggies and this is a good alternative. These carrots were shredded (I used a carrot peeler) and sauteed with green beans in a bit of olive oil.
Shredding or peeling also works well with apples. Just make sure that you don't make the "strings" too long, or they could be uncomfortable going down a throat unchewed. That reminds me of the time I swallowed a long hair - YUCK!
At any rate, Buttercup ate the carrots in their new format and didn't bat an eye.
PROS: an alternative to the "french fry" shape
CONS: make sure they're not too long