Meal Plan for 1 Year Old: What to Feed Your Baby?

As soon as your little one reaches toddlerhood you may encounter a fresh set of challenges that includes feeding your baby. A child at this stage requires nutrients like proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and more. However, it is difficult to decide their course of meals on a daily basis whilst meeting the requirements of a balanced diet to keep them healthy and fit. Following a simple diet plan for 1 year old baby can help you sail through this phase smoothly.

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Basic Guidelines for Feeding 12 Months Old Baby

By the time children turn one, their body can digest almost everything adults eat. You may have noticed that your child is eating less than before, and that’s perfectly normal at this stage. According to American Academy of Pediatrics, children at this age should be getting about 40 calories a day for every inch of height.

  • Discuss any family history of food allergies with your doctor before you introduce any new food to your child.
  • Do not force feed because toddlers generally eat when hungry.
  • Don’t give liquids like milk or juices before meal time. In case you are breastfeeding, refrain from offering milk frequently. Limit the milk intake to maximum 32 ounces so that baby has enough room for solids.
  • Babies may hesitate in trying new foods. Don’t give up! Keep offering till the time child accepts it.
  • If the child is still not used to solid food, mash it lightly but don’t give purees at this stage.

This 12 month baby food chart aims to help you plan your baby’s meals:

1 Year Old Baby Food Chart

First week

Breakfast Day-wise chart

  • Banana Pancake – Monday
  • French Toast – Tuesday
  • Oats cooked in milk – Wednesday
  • Sweet potato and carrot puree – Thursday
  • Mixed berries and yoghurt – Friday
  • Scrambled Eggs on Toast – Saturday
  • Hummus and Crackers – Sunday
Mid-Morning snack A cup of juice, a bowl of fruits or a boiled egg
Lunch Lunch should comprise of all important nutrient rich dishes.

  • Lentil Soup/rice and veggies with beef cubes – Monday
  • Simple chicken and vegetable biryani – Tuesday
  • Pasta Bolognese – Wednesday
  • Baked Salmon with Lemon and brown rice – Thursday
  • Light chicken with cream sauce with rice- Friday
  • Baked cod with rice – Saturday
  • Okra in tomato sauce and homemade chicken nuggets – Sunday
Evening Snacks Vegetable soup/milkshake made from your child’s favourite fruit/fruit smoothies
Dinner Offer something light and easy to digest food for dinner.

  • Cheese and tomato omelette – Monday.
  • Pumpkin puree with rice – Tuesday
  • Pasta with Basil Pesto – Wednesday
  • Chicken soup and bread – Thursday
  • A small vegetable pizza made with a wheat flour base – Friday
  • Vegetable spring rolls – Saturday
  • Rice and mixed lentils (koshari) – Sunday

Second week

Breakfast
  • Hummus with pita bread – Monday
  • Cottage cheese sandwich – Tuesday
  • Vegetable poha – Wednesday
  • Apple and pear puree and yoghurt – Wednesday
  • and pumpkin puree with cereal – Thursday
  • Grilled cheese and tomato sandwich – Friday
  • Finger millet porridge – Saturday
  • Waffles with maple syrup – Sunday
Mid-morning A cup of juice or a bowl of fruits or a boiled egg
Lunch
  • Baked beans with rice – Monday
  • Baked cauliflower and potato with cheese and lentil soup – Tuesday
  • Creamy chicken mushrooms with rice – Wednesday
  • Vegetable tacos with avocado dips – Thursday
  • Chicken curry with rice – Friday
  • Homemade cheese burger with baked potato wedges – Saturday
  • Rice with fish – Sunday
Evening Snacks Baked beet sticks/fried apple rings/mixed veg fingers/yoghurt or laban with berries
Dinner
  • Meat cubes with mashed potatoes – Monday
  • Scrambled eggs and mini beef steaks – Tuesday
  • Vegetable soup with chicken and vegetable rice – Wednesday
  • Rice with steamed vegetable and baked hammour fish – Thursday
  • Homemade chicken nuggets with baked sweet potato wedges – Friday
  • Oatmeal porridge – Saturday
  • Cottage cheese and cucumber sandwich – Sunday

Third week

Breakfast Day-wise chart

  • Banana pancakes – Monday
  • French toast – Tuesday
  • Oats cooked in milk – Wednesday
  • Sweet potato and carrot puree – Thursday
  • Mixed Berries with yoghurt – Friday
  • Grilled Cheddar Toast – Saturday
  • Finger Millet Porridge – Sunday
Mid-Morning A cup of juice or a bowl of fruits or a boiled egg
Lunch
  • Koshar with lentil and rice – Monday
  • Simple vegetable biryani and beef cubes – Tuesday
  • Chicken shawarma wrap with vegetables and hummus – Wednesday
  • Baked salmon with brown – Thursday
  • Light chicken curry with rice – Friday
  • Baked cod with vegetable rice – Saturday
  • Okra in tomato sauce and grilled chicken – Sunday
Evening Snacks Vegetable soup/milkshake of your child’s favorite fruit/fruit smoothies
Dinner
  • Cheese and tomato omelette – Monday.
  • Pumpkin and sweet potato with yoghurt – Tuesday
  • Pasta and meat balls – Wednesday
  • Chicken soup and bread – Thursday
  • A small vegetable pizza made with a wheat flour base – Friday
  • Cottage cheese and cucumber mint sandwich – Saturday
  • Rice and mixed lentils – Sunday

Fourth week

Breakfast
  • Apple cinnamon waffles – Monday
  • Boiled Eggs and whole wheat toast – Tuesday
  • Mango and yoghurt parfait – Wednesday
  • Egg sandwich – Wednesday
  • Oats porridge – Thursday
  • Cheese and tomoato sandwich – Friday
  • Hummus with Pita bread – Saturday
  • Broccoli and cheese bake – Sunday
Mid-morning A cup of juice or a bowl of fruits
Lunch
  • Chicken and vegetable quesadillas with avocado dip – Monday
  • Mixed Vegetable and chicken noodles – Tuesday
  • Mixed Vegetable and chicken noodles – Wednesday
  • Baked potato with gravy and veal steak – Thursday
  • Mini chicken and vegetable pizzas – Friday
  • Beef shawarma wrap with hummus dip – Saturday
  • Rice with fish – Sunday
Evening Snacks Baked beet sticks/fried apple rings/mixed veg fingers/suji paneer cutlets

 

Dinner
  • Broccoli and cheese bake – Monday
  • Okra with tomato sauce – Tuesday
  • Vegetable soup with rice – Wednesday
  • Fried egg rice with vegetables – Thursday
  • Baked potatoes and chicken cubes – Friday
  • Vegetables Pasta with tomato sauce – Saturday
  • Beef Cheesy Lasagne – Sunday