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.

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
  • Dalia – Monday
  • Stuffed parantha with vegetables – Tuesday
  • Oats cooked in milk – Wednesday
  • Mixed Veg Dosa – Thursday
  • Cheela stuffed with vegetables – Friday
  • Idlis/wheat halwa – Saturday
  • Vegetable Poha – 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.
  • Dal with chapatti/rice and veggie with curd – Monday
  • Simple vegetable biryani and curd – Tuesday
  • Dal with chapatti and seasonal vegetables and curd – Wednesday
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) curry with chapatti/rice – Thursday
  • Light chicken curry with chapatti/rice – Friday
  • Fish curry with rice – Saturday
  • Veg pulao and curd– 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.
  • Vegetable khichri – Monday.
  • Pumpkin khichri with rice – Tuesday
  • Dosa with sambhar – Wednesday
  • Chicken soup and bread – Thursday
  • A small vegetable pizza made with a wheat flour base – Friday
  • Stuffed aloo parantha with butter – Saturday
  • Rice and mixed daal – Sunday

Second week

Breakfast
  • Besan ka cheela – Monday
  • Stuffed parantha with vegetable or paneer stuffing – Tuesday
  • Vegetable poha – Wednesday
  • Egg sandwich – Wednesday
  • Sweet potato kheer – Thursday
  • Suji Upma – Friday
  • Ragi dosa – Saturday
  • Stuffed aloo parantha – Sunday
Mid morning A cup of juice or a bowl of fruits or a boiled egg
Lunch
  • Soya granules curry with chapatti and curd – Monday
  • Cauliflower potato curry with chapatti, dal and curd – Tuesday
  • Curd rice with rasam – Wednesday
  • Rice, dal and green beans and curd – Thursday
  • Egg curry with rice – Friday
  • Light chicken curry with rice/chapatti – Saturday
  • Rice with fish – Sunday
Evening Snacks Baked beet sticks/fried apple rings/mixed veg fingers/suji paneer cutlets
Dinner
  • Parantha with paneer bhurji – Monday
  • Chapatti with ladyfinger curry – Tuesday
  • Vegetable soup with jeera rice – Wednesday
  • Rice with egg curry – Thursday
  • Dosa with stuffed potatoes – Friday
  • Masoor dal Khichdi – Saturday
  • Paneer parantha – Sunday

Third week

Breakfast Day-wise chart
  • Dalia – Monday
  • Stuffed parantha with vegetables – Tuesday
  • Oats cooked in milk – Wednesday
  • Mixed Veg Dosa – Thursday
  • Cheela stuffed with vegetables – Friday
  • Idlis – Saturday
  • Vegetable poha – Sunday
Mid-Morning A cup of juice or a bowl of fruits or a boiled egg
Lunch
  • Dal with chapatti/rice and veggie – Monday
  • Simple vegetable biryani and curd – Tuesday
  • Dal with chapatti and seasonal vegetables &curd – Wednesday
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) curry with chapatti/rice – Thursday
  • Light chicken curry with chapatti/rice – Friday
  • Fish curry with rice – Saturday
  • Veg Pulao – Sunday
Evening Snacks Vegetable soup/milkshake of your child’s favorite fruit/fruit smoothies
Dinner
  • Vegetable khichri – Monday.
  • Pumpkin khichri – Tuesday
  • Dosa with sambhar – Wednesday
  • Chicken soup and bread – Thursday
  • A small vegetable pizza made with a wheat flour base – Friday
  • Aloo parantha with butter or curd – Saturday
  • Rice and mixed daal – Sunday

Fourth week

Breakfast
  • Besan ka cheela – Monday
  • Stuffed parantha with vegetable or paneer stuffing – Tuesday
  • Vegetable poha – Wednesday
  • Egg sandwich – Wednesday
  • Sweet potato kheer – Thursday
  • Suji Upma – Friday
  • Ragi dosa – Saturday
  • Stuffed aloo parantha – Sunday
Mid-morning A cup of juice or a bowl of fruits
Lunch
  • Soya granules curry with chapatti and curd – Monday
  • Cauliflower potato curry with chapatti, dal and curd – Tuesday
  • Curd rice with rasam – Wednesday
  • Rice, dal and green beans and curd – Thursday
  • Egg curry with rice – Friday
  • Light chicken curry with rice/chapatti – Saturday
  • Rice with fish – Sunday
Evening Snacks Baked beet sticks/fried apple rings/mixed veg fingers/suji paneer cutlets

 

Dinner
  • Parantha with paneer bhujji – Monday
  • Chapatti with ladyfinger curry – Tuesday
  • Vegetable soup with jeera rice – Wednesday
  • Rice with egg curry – Thursday
  • Dosa with stuffed potatoes – Friday
  • Masoor dal Khichdi – Saturday
  • Paneer parantha – Sunday