Coat "slimy" food with Cheerio dust to make it easier for finger-feeders to handle
Our 11 month-old son is almost completely off of jarred baby food and onto solids, but has always been picky about foods that are sticky or sort of slimy like cut up grapes and bananas (it doesn't sound so appealing written out... "slimy!" Yum!). Recently my wife came up with a great idea: coat them with Cheerio dust. Now he doesn't have any problem picking them up and doesn't get frustrated that he's got sticky hands.
Ah, those texture issues. Don't you love them? It tells us a lot about how attuned kids' senses are...sounds, images, smells, textures...all so intense for them.