Josh (the oldest, now 2.5 years) didn't really want anything with texture until he was about 15 months old. Luca, the youngest, now almost 9 months old, is his opposite. He'll eat anything, anytime, anywhere. Teehee.
Favorites> organic O's or cheerios, or any kind of cereal at the moment. Obviously we give him the stuff that melts easily in the mouth; corn puffs, rice krispies, etc. Veggie booty (a sort of cheese puff, made of puffed corn and rice, with spinach and kale for flavour).bits of fruit (mainly yellow/light orange fruits)... sucking the juice out of them, literally. What he really likes, is to take his little index finger, and push little things around the tray, until he has it stuck in a corner, at which point it becomes easy to pick up. He is practising his tweezer grip (index finger and thumb). Very cute.
Also, little bits of food that we eat at dinner time. I am a food purist (as my friend eloquently puts it), which means that I don't use much salt or spices in my cooking. I have things as plainly as possible. So steamed veggies are fun for Luca. Spaghetti is fun. Bits of potato and yam. Broccoli.
Oh, and a recent discovery: rebar. Little bits that I break off for him. He loves to keep it in his mouth until it disolves. (Rebar is an organic veggie/fruit bar; no additives, only fruits and veggies)
And as another poster said: sweep or vacuum often.