My DD is 9 months old and now eats about anything vegetarian: veggie "meatballs", rice cakes, Veggie Booty (spinach & kale puffs), very cooked vegetables, sliced bananas, avocados, pancakes, etc.
She seems very happy with cooked mixed veggies - they are easy to pick up and chew (with her two teef!).
DS is 6 mos (today! happy b-day shark finn!) and loves chunks of avacodo. He can mash and mangle them till his little heart is content and he looks like an alien. I also bought some teething cookies in the natural food aisle (can't remember the name, but they have animals having a picnic all over the box - wheat & gluten free, if that's what you're into) and he likes these too. I like them as well, because they are sturdy, and when they take a trip to the floor, can be washed off under the spigot and handed back to baby.