18Month baby food
Toddler Meal Plan: 18-24 Months Old
AndieM.Ed., RD, LDN, CLC, RYT-200
Follow their cues: Your little one knows when they are hungry and full, let them guide how much they eat
Tips for picky eating: You provide healthy foods at mealtimes, let your toddler choose what and how much to eat
By 18 months, your child can eat the same foods as the rest of the family, making mealtime much easier to figure out. At this age, offer your little one food every 2 to 3 hours since their tummies are still pretty small and they’ll need to eat frequently throughout the day to get the nutrients needed for development.1 This usually ends up being 3 meals and about 2 to 3 nutritious snacks daily.Follow your toddler’s hunger and fullness cues
Your little one may be able to verbalize when they are hungry and when satisfied. Their developing communication skills may also include voicing their likes and dislikes when it comes to which foods they prefer to eat. Make sure to listen to your little one’s hunger and fullness cues to help them build strong internal feeding cues as well as a healthy relationship with food.2To help nurture your child’s internal cues, provide meals without distractions such as the TV or other screens.3
Read more: Understanding Your Baby’s Hunger and Fullness CuesTips for picky eating
You may find your little one becoming a bit picky at this age. Try not to let this be discouraging. Your goal as the parent is to provide healthy food choices and set specific times to eat. Your child’s job is to decide how much of the foods you provide to eat, or if they eat them at all!4,5 This is called the Division of Responsibility. While them leaving food on the plate may feel frustrating, don’t force your little one to eat something. Over time, and as they watch you eat these foods, they will become more comfortable and may eventually eat them.6 Keep mealtime a positive experience and offer disliked or new foods over and over again!
Read more: The Division of Responsibility: Helping Avoid Picky EatingUtensil time!
By 18 months, your little one may be fairly proficient at eating with a spoon. At each meal, provide toddler utensils to allow your child lots of practice.7,8 The same goes for cups. At meals, provide water or milk in a plastic cup to help your little one develop their skills.1
Read more: Transitioning to Cups for Babies and ToddlersFully transitioned to cow’s milk
By now, your child should have transitioned from infant formula to whole milk or soy milk. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends drinking about 16 ounces per day, with a max of 24 ounces (2 to 3 cups).9 If you are still breastfeeding, you can continue to do so as both you and your child desire.10,11 The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends that your little one be fully weaned from a bottle between 12 and 24 months.12
Read more: What Type of Milk Should my Toddler Drink?
The below meal plan for 18 – 24-month-olds provides snack and recipe ideas that will help you to provide your child with nutritious choices that will continue to influence their taste development and food preferences.Pro Tips for feeding your 18- to 24-month-old:
As your child gets older and life gets busier, it may seem easier to choose quicker, more convenient foods. However, many ready-to-eat convenience foods are highly processed and contain added sugars and excess salt; read the label before you offer these to your tot.13Your child’s taste preferences are still developing so be sure to offer them mostly whole, fresh foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. The food you serve your child during this stage can influence what they prefer to eat later in life.14
Need healthy snack ideas? Check out: Healthy Snacks for Babies and Toddlers
For more information on picky eating, please visit our Picky Eating Hub.
Option 1: Whole grain toast topped with nut butter and sliced bananas
Option 2: Oatmeal made with milk and frozen berries
Option 3: Broccoli and Cheddar Egg Cups
Option 4: Whole grain waffle with ricotta cheese and berries
Option 5: Freezer-friendly Spinach Waffles
Option 1: Whole wheat pasta mixed with white beans and tomato sauce
Option 2: Turkey roll up: whole wheat tortilla with hummus spread, turkey and sliced cucumber
Option 3: Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Option 4: Avocado Tuna Salad in Mini Pita Pockets
Option 5: Tex-Mex pizza: whole grain pita topped with tomato sauce, cheddar cheese, and black or pinto beans
Option 1: Veggie lasagna
Option 2: Crispy Cumin White Fish with Pineapple & Avocado Chunks and Cilantro Rice
Option 3: Whole Grain Chicken Nuggets with Green Bean “Fries”
Option 4: Stir fry with chicken, squash, peas and brown rice
Option 5: Black bean tomato quesadillas
Option 1: Sliced apples with a thin spread of nut butter
Option 2: Cottage cheese and fruit
Option 3: Veggies with hummus
Option 4: Chocolate Avocado Yogurt Popsicles
Option 5: Blueberry Banana Blender Muffins
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Picky Eater Meal Plan: Recipe and Snack Ideas
When it’s More than Picky Eating: 4 Warning Signs
Our meal plans offer recipe and meal suggestions for your child. They are not designed to replace your doctor’s recommendations, nor do they take into account special nutritional needs, including allergies and intolerances. The meal plans suggest serving sizes that may or may not be appropriate for your child. Please consult your doctor to determine what is best for your child.
18 Months Old Baby Food Ideas Along with Recipes
If your little one is 18 months old, he won’t be happy with his regular glass of milk and plain biscuits. At this age, your little tot wants more options in foods. As your little tot is growing up, his tastes and preferences will evolve too. He will be more than happy if you offer him a variety of foods. Introducing healthy snacks in his meal plan can go a long way in ensuring he meets his nutritional requirements as well as looks forward to mealtimes.
Video: Food Ideas for an 18-month-old Baby
Nutrient Requirements of an 18-month-old Baby
The nutrients your child will need at this age include the following. Make sure you make food which is rich in these nutrients.
- Iron: It is important to include iron-rich foods in your child’s diet to ensure that his immune system functions normally. Include veggies like broccoli, spinach, and kale regularly in his meals.
- Fats: Your little one’s appetite would not be as high as it used to be earlier. Hence, it is important to ensure he gets the right amount of fat on a daily basis. A couple of servings of butter is a good way to make that happen. You can also give him ghee or butter.
- Protein: Protein is an essential nutrient for a growing tot. It is important for the good health of your child’s skin, hair, nails, muscles, and bones. So make sure you include protein-rich foods in your child’s snacks and lunch. Some protein-rich foods that you can give to your toddler include dairy products, eggs, meat, nuts, beans, etc. Giving these foods in the right quantity will meet his protein requirements.
- Calcium: Calcium is important for the development of teeth and bones. Some good sources of calcium include dairy products, broccoli, kale, etc. Milk is important for a growing child, so include milk in your child’s diet. While whole cream milk is highly recommended, supplementary products such as cottage cheese or kefir can be good too.
How Much Food Does Your Child Need at 18 Months of Age?
The quantity of food a toddler eats around this age is comparatively lesser than what he consumed earlier. Therefore, it is necessary to match a calorie intake of about 1.2 kilocalories than focusing on the quantity of food.
Best Foods for an Eighteen-Month-Old Baby
If you are looking for options in foods for your baby, you have come to the right place. Include the foods suggested below in your child’s diet.
If you still breastfeed your child, then it is well and good. But once a day, you can give him cow’s milk. Milk is essential for the healthy development of teeth and bones of your child, so make sure your little one drinks a cup of milk daily. He should learn to drink milk as well as water from a cup instead of a bottle now.
Including fresh fruits in your child’s breakfast is a great way to make sure his body gets the essential nutrients. Don’t refrain from giving dry fruits as well as they are healthy too. Once in a while, you can give fruit purees, but don’t give fruit purees or fruit juices on a daily basis as they are not high in fibre and won’t be beneficial for your child’s health. Give him cut fruits every now and then.
You must include veggies in your child’s diet. If your child doesn’t like vegetables, you can make finger food for him. You can make baked carrot sticks or mashed potatoes. Also, include leafy vegetables in his diet.
4. Meat and Nuts
While this combination might seem weird, pairing both these foods together can meet your child’s protein requirements. You can give chicken or fish with soy chunks, sprouted beans, cashew nuts, and so on. You don’t have to do this everyday; having this combination every alternate day of the week should benefit for your child. But if you notice any signs of food allergy in your child, stop giving these foods together.
Avoid giving white bread to your kid as much as you can. Whole wheat bread should be your go-to option if you want to make sandwiches for him. You can also give him dry cereal or crackers instead of bread.
Ghee is good for health and your child needs it in his growing years. So make sure you give him ghee daily. You can make parathas in ghee or even add it to khichdi. A dollop of ghee can be very nutritious for your child, so make it a part of his daily diet.
Instead of adding processed and refined sugar in your child’s food, add jaggery. Jaggery is good for health and can make anything taste delicious.
We know water is not a food, but it is important for your child. Make sure that your little one drinks enough water daily. You can also give him other fluids. There are chances of your kid suffering from digestive issues and health problems if his water intake is not enough.
Along with milk, you can also include other dairy products in his diet. Kids love to eat cheese and cottage cheese, so give these to your kiddo without worrying. Different varieties of cheese along with yoghurt provide probiotics and other nutrients that simple whole milk may not always do.
10. Whole Grains
The benefits of consuming whole-grain food items may not be visible instantly but they take place internally over time. Instead of giving him calorie-rich cereals or white bread, give him whole wheat bread or whole-grain cereals.
A Sample Food Chart for an 18-Month-Old Baby
Here is a sample chart that you can refer to for making a healthy meal plan for your eighteen-month-old toddler. However, it is recommended that you consult a doctor or an expert before giving him something new. You can make some changes in this plan and create a meal plan that suits your 18-month-old toddler.
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 1
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 2
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 3
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 4
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 5
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 6
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 1, Day 7
|Breakfast||Whole wheat pancake with milk|
|Mid-morning||1 small glass of pomegranate juice|
|Lunch||Roti + dal + a sabzi of choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand pounded rice|
|Dinner||Stuffed parathas with curd or lassi|
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 1
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 2
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 3
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 4
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 5
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 6
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 2, Day 7
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 1
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 2
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 3
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 4
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 5
|Breakfast||Cornflakes with milk and powdered walnuts and strawberries|
|Mid-morning||Paneer (cottage cheese) or boiled egg (chopped) with chaat masala|
|Lunch||Roti + dal + a sabzi of choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand pounded rice|
|Evening||Dalia (broken wheat) upma with milk|
|Dinner||Non-spicy pav bhaji with moong dal (green gram split) soup|
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 6
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 3, Day 7
|Breakfast||Poha with tomatoes and capsicum + chocolate-walnut milkshake|
|Mid-morning||Soya-wheat gur papdi|
|Lunch||Roti + dal + a sabzi of choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand pounded rice|
|Evening||Milk custard or egg custard pudding|
|Dinner||Rajma (kidney bean) chawal with tomato soup|
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 1
|Breakfast||1 egg or paneer paratha with green chutney|
|Mid-morning||Papaya cubes with chaat masala and honey|
|Lunch||Roti + dal + a sabzi of choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand pounded rice|
|Evening||Seviyan (vermicelli) kheer|
|Dinner||Paneer cutlets or grilled fish with rajma (kidney bean) soup and grated carrot sticks|
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 2
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 3
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 4
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 5
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 6
Diet for a 18-month-old – Week 4, Day 7
Your little one should also have at least half a glass of milk every day.
Video: Food Recipes for an 18-month-old Baby
Food Recipes for an 18-month-old Baby
Coming up with new breakfast ideas or novel plans for dinner can be difficult when you have to do it daily. So here are some recipes of some dishes that your child will love to eat.
1. Soybean Cutlets
You might have made bread cutlets often. How about this time you try something different? Make soy cutlets – your little one will love eating them.
- Chopped onions – 1 cup
- Oil – 2 tbsp
- Chopped coriander leaves – 1 cup
- Pepper – 2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Chaat masala – 1 tsp
- Garam masala – 1 tsp
- Boiled and mashed potatoes – 4
- Bread crumbs – 1 cup
- Soybean dal paste – 1 cup
- In a large bowl, mix the soy paste, potatoes, spices, coriander, and some salt. Mix the ingredients well.
- Now, make small balls of the above mixture and flatten them to make cutlets. If they are loose, keep them in the fridge for 30 minutes. Next, coat them with the crumbs.
- Add some oil to a pan and shallow fry the cutlets from both the sides on a medium flame.
- Serve with tomato chutney.
2. Besan Cheela
The versatility of this recipe is what makes it a great hit among children and adults alike.
- Oil – 2 tbsp
- Chopped coriander leaves – 1 small cup
- Salt to taste
- Water as required
- Besan – 1 cup
- Take the besan and salt in a bowl. Add the coriander to it. Add water slowly and stir continuously to mix it well. Make sure no lumps are formed.
- Heat some oil in a pan then pour a ladle or two of the batter on the pan – spread it evenly. Cook it well from both the sides – until it turns golden brown.
- Serve with ketchup or yoghurt.
3. Banana Dosa
Banana dosa may sound strange but it tastes delicious. Here is how you can make banana dosas for your little one.
- Ghee – 2 tbsp
- Bananas – 2
- Dosa batter – 5 cups
- Take peeled and mashed bananas in a large bowl. Add the dosa batter to this bowl and mix them well.
- Heat some ghee in a pan and pour a ladle or two of the batter on to the pan, spreading it evenly to make a small circle. Add a little more ghee around the edges.
- Cook the dosa on a medium flame then flip. Let it cook from both sides.
- Serve with honey and let your child enjoy it.
4. Oats and Apple Porridge
This breakfast recipe can be made for the entire family in a single go.
- Jaggery or honey – 2 tbsp
- Chopped apple – 1
- Milk – 2 cups
- Instant oats – 1 cup
- Cook together oats and milk in a deep pan. Stir it continuously for a few minutes.
- Turn off the flame when it starts thickening. Garnish with apple pieces before serving.
5. Spinach Moong Khichdi
Spinach moong khichdi tastes yummy and offers many nutritional benefits.
- Ghee – 3 tbsp
- Turmeric – 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Garlic (crushed) – 3-4 cloves
- Spinach leaves (chopped) – 1-2 cup
- Rice – 1 cup
- Moong dal – 1/3 cup
- Wash the rice and dal in two separate bowls and strain the excess water. Keep them aside.
- Heat some ghee in a cooker. Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
- Once the colour of the cumin seed changes, add in the crushed garlic and spinach. Add in turmeric and sauté.
- Then add the washed and soaked dal to the cooker, followed by washed and soaked rice.
- Add 2-3 cups of water and let it cook for five whistles. Mash it properly and add some ghee before serving.
Tips to Feed Your Child
If your little one is a fussy eater and doesn’t eat what’s on his plate, here are some tips you can try to make him eat his food.
- Lead by example – if you want your child to try a new vegetable or something else, eat it in front of him and say that it is delicious. When he sees you trying something new, he might be tempted to try that out.
- Let your child play with food first. It is okay if he doesn’t eat a veggie – let him play. In a few days, he will eventually put that veggie in his mouth, and you never know he might actually love its taste.
- Give him small meals but frequently. If you serve too much he might not eat it.
- Offer new foods every week this will evolve his taste palate.
- Teach him to chew his food properly.
- Use attractive cutlery and make the dishes look appealing if you want to make your child eat something new.
It is hard to make a child eat something if he is not in the mood to eat. But we hope the food mentioned in the diet chart will be liked by your kiddo. The diet chart mentioned in the article is a sample diet plan. You can tweak it as per your liking. A better option would be consulting a doctor before making your child try anything new. So talk to your doctor and find out what is best for your 18-month-old. Work out a plan with your doctor and give the best to him!
Also Read: 15 Healthy and Tempting Finger Foods for Toddlers
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Method of preparation
- Wash your hands and sterilize the bottle and teat.
- Boil water. Cool it down to 40°C.
- According to the feeding chart, measure the exact amount of water and pour into a sterilized bottle. Do not reuse boiled water.
- Be sure to use the supplied measuring spoon. Spray the supplied measuring spoon with boiling water and dry it. Remove the dry drink slide with the back of a knife.
- Add the exact number of scoops of the drink to the water. Adding more or less than the recommended amount of drink may be harmful to your child's health.
- Close the bottle and shake well until the powder is completely dissolved. Remove the cap and put the nipple on the bottle.
- Check the finished drink temperature on the inside of your wrist (37°C).
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Amount of formula
Age of child Amount of formula 18 months and older (1-2 feedings per day)
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Why do children after a year need milk formula?
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18-month-old baby food - ideas, diagrams and recipes
If your baby is 18 months old, he will not be satisfied with his usual cup of milk and ordinary cookies. At this age, your baby will need a wider selection of foods. As your baby matures, their tastes and preferences will grow and develop. He will be more than happy if you offer him a variety of food. Including healthy snacks in his meal plan can go a long way in ensuring that he meets his nutritional needs while also looking forward to his meals.
Nutrition requirements for an 18 month old baby
Nutrients your baby will need at this age include the following. Make sure you cook foods that are rich in these nutrients.
It is important to include iron-rich foods in your child's diet to ensure the proper functioning of the immune system. Include vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and kale regularly in his meals.
Your child's appetite will not be as high as before. Therefore, it is important to ensure that he receives the right amount of fat daily. Eating two servings of butter and coconut is a good way to achieve this. You can also give him ghee or الزبدة.
Protein is an essential nutrient for sensitive growth. It is important for the health of our skin, hair and nails, muscles and bones. So be sure to include protein-rich foods in your child's snacks and meals. Some of the protein-rich foods that you can give your child include: Dairy و Egg Meat, Nuts, Beans, etc. Eating these foods in the right amount will satisfy your protein needs.
Calcium is important for the development of teeth and bones. Some good sources of calcium include dairy, broccoli, kale, etc. Milk is important for a growing baby, so include milk in your baby's diet. While whole milk is highly recommended, complementary foods such as cottage cheese or kefir may also be helpful.
How much food does your 18 month old need?
The amount of food that a child eats at this age is relatively less than what he ate before. Thus, it is necessary to stick to a calorie content of about 1.2 kcal, and not focus on the amount of food.
Best foods for 18 month old baby
If you're looking for nutritional options for your baby, you've come to the right place. Include the following foods in your child's diet.
If you are still breastfeeding, this is very good. But once a day you can give cow's milk. Milk is essential for the healthy development of your child's teeth and bones, so make sure your child drinks a glass of milk every day. He must learn to drink milk and also water from a cup and not from a bottle.
Including fresh fruit in your child's breakfast is a great way to provide your child with essential nutrients. Do not refuse dried fruits, they are also useful. You can give fruit fillers one at a time, but do not give fruit fillers or fruit juice daily, as these are not rich in fiber and will not be good for your child's health. Give him chopped fruit from time to time.
You must include vegetables in your child's diet. If your child doesn't like vegetables, you can make finger food for him. you can make sticks for carrots Baked or mashed. Also include leafy green vegetables in his diet.
Meat and nuts
Although this combination may seem odd, combining these two foods together can meet your child's protein needs. You can serve chicken or fish with soy chunks, beans and cashews. You don't have to do this every day; Your child should take this mixture every other day of the week. But if you notice any signs of a food allergy in your child, stop giving these foods together.
Avoid white bread if possible. If you want to make sandwiches out of it, whole grain bread will do. You can also give him dry cereal or crackers instead of bread.
Ghee is healthy and your child needs it in their growing years. Therefore, do not forget to give him ghee daily. You can make paratha with ghee or even add it. Ghee can be very nutritious for your child, so make it part of their daily diet.
Instead of adding refined or refined sugar to your child's food, add a large piece. The craft is healthy and can make just about anything delicious.
We know that water is not food, but it is important for your child. Make sure your little one is drinking enough water every day. You can also give him other liquids. There is a chance that your child has digestive and health problems if he does not have enough water.
In addition to milk, you can also include other dairy products in his diet. Children love to eat cheese, so give it to children without worries. Various types of cheese, as well as yogurt, contain probiotics and other nutrients that may not always be readily available from whole milk.
The benefits of eating whole grain nutrients may not be immediately noticeable, but they do show up internally over time. Instead of giving him high-calorie cereal or white bread, give him whole grain or whole grain bread.
Sample meal charts for an 18 month old baby
Here is a sample chart you can follow to create a healthy eating plan for your 18 month old baby. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor or specialist before giving him anything new. You can make a few changes to this plan and come up with a meal plan that is right for your 18 month old.
Diet plan for 18 months - 1 week
|Today 1||healthy french toast recipe||Puree||Roti + dal + cucumber sabzi + a few slices of cucumber + hand-peeled rice||Strawberry yogurt||Mung Nap (Green Gram) - oatmeal with homemade date mint sauce|
|Today 2||Gram flour (gram flour) Dakla + banana milk||1 small cup watermelon juice||Spinach paneer recipe||sevian (vermicelli)||Vegetable Mix - Paneer Curry|
|Today 3||Wheat pancake with milk chocolate||Habitual sputum||Sorghum - wheat roti and grated carrots|| milk |
+ 2-3 whole grain or multigrain breads
|Dal Heshi with Simple Happy Soup (Pumpkin in a Bottle)|
|Today 4||Habitual clog with sauce||banana||(Sorghum) - wheat roti + (red lentils) palak (spinach) + a few cherry tomatoes||apple milk||Rice pilaf with tomato soup|
|Today 5||Fried eggs or scrambled eggs (cottage cheese) with whipped milk (figs)||Papaya||Roti + dal + cucumber sabzi + few cucumber slices + hand-peeled rice||Homemade aloo chips with tomato sauce + milk||Raji (millet) dosa with potatoes and sambar|
|Today 6||Wheat porridge with ground almonds or walnuts and crushed raisins||Guava||Multi Brain + Dal + Favorite Sabzi + A few slices of boiled beets + Rice, hand-peeled||Raji (finger millet)||Bitol fenugreek with cornbread|
|Today 7||Whole wheat pancake with milk||1 small cup pomegranate juice||Roti + dal + cucumber sabzi + a few slices of cucumber + hand-peeled rice||Banana and nut milk||Stuffed Paratha|
Diet plan for 18 months - 2nd week0068)
|Today 1||Rajgira (amaranth) inhales milkshake with chopped anjira (figs)||Alu wadi||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Besan (gram flour) ladoo||Paneer cutlets (cottage cheese) or grilled fish with coriander and tomato soup|
|Today 2||Boiled egg yolk or homemade paneer||Carrot juice||Palak paneer and paratha||Appé with coconut chutney and dahi (cottage cheese) chutney||Rajma (beans) with toast and cheese|
|Today 3||Besan (gram flour) - jowar (sorghum) - coriander chila cooked with cottage cheese||Boiled beet sticks||Tofu bhurji with jowar (sorghum) - wheat roti and grated carrot rait||Murmura (puffed rice) chikki with milk||Paneer (cottage cheese) pulao with pumpkin|
|Today 4||Oatmeal Strawberry Smoothie||Mini chilla with green chutney||Jowar (sorghum) - wheat roti + mazur (red lentils), palak (spinach) + a few cherry tomatoes||Dal pakoda with cottage cheese||Paneer cutlets (cottage cheese) or grilled fish with coriander and tomato soup|
|Today 5||Scrambled eggs||Mung (green gram) dhokla||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Murmura (puffed rice) chikki + milk||Talipit with white butter and buttermilk|
|Today 6||Sevian (vermicelli) upma + elaichi (green cardamom) - saffron milk||Apple papaya chaat||Multi-grain roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of boiled beets + hand grated rice||Bhel sprouts||Chole puri + lassi|
|Today 7||Wheat Banana Shira||Suji (semolina) fret||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Plain cottage cheese with any fruit (except grapes and pomegranate)||Vegetable cutlets with bean soup|
Diet plan for 18 months - 3 weeks( If you need a table in Arabic, write in the commentary )
|Today 1||Banana fritters + milk||Almond or peanut ladu||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Multi-grain biscuits with milk||Dal dhokli with pumpkin and barley soup|
|Today 2||Multigrain cake + glass of milk||Mixed fruit chat||Palak paneer and paratha||Jovar (sorghum) puffed chivda with milk||Curd rice with grated cucumber|
|Today 3||Sattu (barley) - apple porridge with milk||Homemade mawa barfi||Tofu bhurji with jowar (sorghum) - wheat roti and grated carrot rait||Suji (semolina) dhokla with coriander chutney||Bajra (pearl millet) - wheat roti with dal meti|
|Today 4||Jovar (sorghum) idli + chutney + kesar (saffron) milk||Guava cubes with black salt||Jowar (sorghum) - wheat roti + mazur (red lentils), palak (spinach) + a few cherry tomatoes||Buttermilk masala with vegetable sandwich||Paneer (cottage cheese) or egg bhurji with roti and vegetable soup|
|Today 5||Corn flakes with milk and walnut and strawberry powder||Paneer (cottage cheese) or boiled egg (chopped) with chaat masala||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Dahlia (crushed wheat) upma with milk||Mild pav bhaji with mung dal soup (green gram soup)|
|Today 6||Almond milkshake||Murmura (puffed rice) chikki||Multi-grain roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of boiled beets + hand grated rice||Fruit custard||Besan (gram flour)-jovar (sorghum)-chilla with coriander and curd and bean soup|
|Today 7||Tomato & Pepper Pokha + Chocolate Hazelnut Milkshake||Soy Wheat Gur Papdi||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Milk custard or egg custard||Rajma (beans) chawal with tomato soup|
Diet plan for 18 months - 4 weeks (If you need a table in Arabic, write in the comments)
|Today 1||1 egg or paneer paratha with green chutney||Papaya cubes with chaat masala and honey||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Sevian (vermicelli) khir||Grilled paneer or fish patties with rajma (bean) soup and grated carrot sticks|
|Today 2||Fried eggs + multi-grain toast + 1 glass of orange juice||2-3 wholemeal crackers with hummus||Palak paneer and paratha + cucumber|| Milk |
+ 2-3 whole or multi-grain biscuits
|Tofu bhurji with jovar (sorghum) roti and grated carrots|
|Today 3||Rajgir puff pastry (amaranth) with almond and hazelnut powder||Boiled aloo (potato) and carrot chaat||Tofu bhurji with jovar (sorghum) roti and grated carrots||Apple-date milkshake (strained)||Paneer (cottage cheese) paratha with tomato soup|
|Today 4||1 glass of poha + 1 small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice||Pokha (flat rice) soaked in dahi with banana puree||Jowar (sorghum)-wheat roti + masoor (red lentils) palak (spinach) + a few cherry tomatoes||Dahi (cottage cheese) with masala puri||Meti matar malai with paneer (curd cheese) pulao|
|Today 5||French toast + 1 glass of freshly squeezed apple juice||Oatmeal Apple Smoothie||Bajra (pearl millet) kichdi with lauki (pumpkin gourd) soup||Carrot khirni||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice|
|Today 6||Dhokla + green chutney||Peanut Lada||Multi-grain roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of boiled beets + hand grated rice||Chivda flakes||Pasta with white sauce and mixed vegetable soup|
|Today 7||Omelet or besan chila||Mashed potatoes with cheese||Roti + dal + sabzi of your choice + a few slices of cucumber + hand grated rice||Lauki (pumpkin gourd) halva||Pongal with vegetable soup|
Your child should drink at least half a glass of milk a day. .
18 Months Baby Food Recipes
It can be hard to come up with new breakfast ideas or new dinner plans when you have to do it every day. So, here are some recipes that your child will love.
You must have made bread cutlets often. How about you try something different this time? Make soy patties - your child will love eating them.
- Chopped onion - 1 cup
- Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Coriander leaves chopped - 1 cup
- Pepper - 2 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
- Chat masala - 1 teaspoon
- Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
- Boiled and mashed potatoes - 4 pcs.
- Breadcrumbs - 1 cup
- Dal Soybean Paste - 1 cup
- In a large bowl, combine soy paste, potatoes, spices, coriander and a little salt. Mix the ingredients well.
- Now make small balls from the above mixture and flatten them to make patties. If it is loose, keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Next, coat them with crumbs.
- Pour a little oil into a frying pan and fry the shallow slices on both sides over medium heat.
- Served with tomato sauce.
Stuffed Besan Sheila
The versatility of this recipe makes it a great meal for both kids and adults.
- Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Chopped coriander leaves - 1 small cup
- Salt to taste
- Water as needed
- Besan - 1 glass
- Take besan and salt in a bowl. Add coriander to it. Slowly add water and stir constantly to mix well. Make sure no lumps form.
- Heat some oil in a frying pan, and then pour a ladle or two of dough into the frying pan - spread it evenly. Fry them well on both sides until they turn golden brown.
- Served with ketchup or yogurt.
Banana dosa may sound strange, but it tastes amazing. Here is how you can make banana bananas for your child.
- Ghee - 2 tablespoons
- Banana - 2 pcs.
- Dosa Mix - 5 cups
- Take the peeled and mashed bananas in a large bowl. Add the dos mixture to this bowl and mix well.
- Heat a little ghee in a frying pan and pour one or two ladles of batter into the frying pan, spreading it evenly to form a small circle. Add more melted butter around the edges.
- Cook the dosa over medium heat, then turn over. Let it cook on both sides.
- Serve with honey and let your child enjoy.
This breakfast recipe for the whole family can be made in one go.
- Honey - 2 tablespoons
- Sliced apple - 1 pc.
- Milk - 2 cups
- Instant Oatmeal - 1 cup
how to cook
- Boil oatmeal with milk in a deep frying pan. Stir constantly for several minutes.
- Turn off the flame when it begins to thicken. Decorate with apple slices before serving.
Hedi with spinach mung bean
Spinach Mung Hedi is delicious and rich in nutrients.
- Ghee - 3 tablespoons
- Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
- garlic (powder) - 3-4 cloves
- Spinach leaves (chopped) - 1-2 cups
- Rice - 1 cup
- Mung dal - 1/3 cup
how to get ready
- Wash rice and dal in separate bowls and drain off excess water. Keep it aside.
- Heat some ghee in a saucepan. Once the ghee is hot, add the cumin seeds.
- Once the cumin seeds have changed color, add the minced garlic and spinach. Add turmeric and saute.
- Then add the washed and soaked dal and then the washed and soaked rice to the pressure cooker.
Add 2-3 cups of water and let steep for five whistles. Mash it well and add some melted butter before serving.
Tips for Feeding Your Baby
If your baby is having trouble eating and won't eat what's on his plate, here are some tips you can try to get him to eat his own food.
- Be a role model for your child to follow. If you want him to try new vegetables or something else, put them in front of him and tell him they are delicious. When he tempts you to try something new, he may be tempted to try it.
- Let your child play with the food first. It's okay if he doesn't eat vegetables - let him play. After a few days, he will finally take this vegetable in his mouth, and you never know that he might like its taste.
- Give him small but frequent meals. If you feed too much, he may not eat it. So do it little by little, but often.
- Introduce new foods every week and it will improve its taste.
- Teach him how to properly chew food.