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Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old

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By age two, your child should be eating three healthy meals a day, plus one or two snacks. He or she can eat the same food as the rest of the family. Do not fixate on amounts and do not make mealtimes a battle. Whenever possible, offer your child finger foods instead of soft ones that require a fork or spoon to eat. See the following sample menu ideas for a two-year-old.

Note: This menu is planned for a two-year-old child who weighs approximately 27 pounds (12.5 kg).

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons (15 mL)

1 tablespoon = 1⁄2 ounce (15 mL)

1 ounce = 30 mL

1 cup = 8 ounces (240 mL)


  • ½ cup nonfat or low- fat milk
  • ½ cup iron- fortified cereal or 1 egg
  • 1⁄3 cup fruit (for example, banana, cantaloupe, or strawberries)
  • ½ slice whole wheat toast
  • ½ teaspoon margarine or butter or 1 teaspoon jelly


  • 4 crackers with cheese or hummus or ½ cup cut-up fruit or berries
  • ½ cup water


  • ½ cup low- fat or nonfat milk
  • ½ sandwich—1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 ounce meat, slice of cheese, veggie (avocado, lettuce, or tomato)
  • 2–3 carrot sticks (cut up) or 2 tablespoons other dark- yellow or dark-green vegetable
  • ½ cup berries or 1 small (½ ounce) low-fat oatmeal cookie


  • ½ cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • ½ apple (sliced), 3 prunes, 1⁄3 cup grapes (cut up), or ½ orange


  • ½ cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • 2 ounces meat
  • 1⁄3 cup pasta, rice, or potato
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable

Additional Information on HealthyChildren.

  • Unsafe Foods for Toddlers
  • Selecting Snacks for Toddlers
  • Picky Eaters
  • Winning the Food Fights

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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 6th Edition (Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics)

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

Feeding & Nutrition Tips: Your 2-Year-Old

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With your two-year-old's blossoming language and social skills, they're ready to become an active mealtime participant. They should no longer be drinking from a bottle, and can eat the same food as the rest of the family. Their diet should now include three healthy meals a day, plus one or two snacks.

Here are some tips to help your little one develop healthy, safe eating habits and get the nutrition their growing bodies need.

Mealtime tips for toddlers

  • Try not to fixate on amounts of food they are eating.

  • Avoid making mealtimes a battle.

  • Pay attention to adopting healthy eating habits—including sitting as a family at mealtime.

  • Focus on making healthy food choices as a family.

Unsafe foods for toddlers: choking risks

At two years old, your child should be able to use a spoon, drink from a cup with just one hand, and feed themselves a wide variety of finger foods. However, they are still learning to chew and swallow efficiently and may gulp food down when in a hurry to get on with playing. For that reason, the risk of choking at this age is high.

Avoid these foods, which could be swallowed whole and block the windpipe:

  • Hot dogs (unless cut in quarters lengthwise before being sliced)

  • Chunks of peanut butter (Peanut butter may be spread thinly on bread or a cracker, but never give chunks of peanut butter to a toddler.)

  • Nuts—especially peanuts

  • Raw cherries with pits

  • Round, hard candies—including jelly beans

  • Gum

  • Whole grapes

  • Marshmallows

  • Raw carrots, celery, green beans

  • Popcorn

  • Seeds—such as processed pumpkin or sunflower seeds

  • Whole grapes, cherry tomatoes (cut them in quarters)

  • Large chunks of any food such as meat, potatoes, or raw vegetables and fruits

The best foods for toddlers include:

  • Protein foods like meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds and soy

  • Dairy such as milk, yogurt, cheese or calcium-fortified soymilk

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Grains such as whole wheat bread and oatmeal

It is normal for toddlers to choose from a limited number of foods, reject foods entirely, and then change their preferences over time. Never force your child to eat something they do not want to eat. The best approach is to let your child to choose from 2 to 3 healthy options, and continue to offer new foods as their tastes change.

Offering a variety of foods and leaving the choices up to your child will eventually allow them to eat a balanced diet on their own. Toddlers also like to feed themselves. So, whenever possible, offer your child finger foods instead of cooked ones that require a fork or spoon to eat.

Supplements for some children

Vitamin supplements are rarely necessary for toddlers who eat a varied diet, with a few exceptions.

Vitamin D. Infants under 12 months of age require 400 International Units (IU) of vitamin D per day and older children and adolescents require 600 IU per day. This amount of vitamin D can prevent rickets—a condition characterized by the softening and weakening of bones. If your child is not regularly exposed to sunlight or is consuming enough vitamin D in their diet, talk to your pediatrician about a vitamin D supplement. See Vitamin D for Babies, Children & Adolescents for more information and a list of vitamin D-enriched foods.

Iron. Supplemental iron may be needed if your child eats very little meat, iron-fortified cereal, or vegetables rich in iron. Large quantities of milk (more than 32 ounces [960 mL] per day) also may interfere with the proper absorption of iron, increasing the risk of iron deficiency anemia.

Calcium. Your child should drink 16 ounces (480 mL) of low-fat or nonfat milk each day. This will provide most of the calcium they need for bone growth and still not interfere with their appetite for other foods—particularly those that provide iron.

Note: Children stay on whole milk until they are two years of age—unless there is a reason to switch a baby to low-fat milk sooner. Whole milk contains approximately 4% milk fat. It may help to gradually switch your child from whole milk to a lower-fat milk. Therefore, many pediatricians recommend that children get reduced fat (2%) milk for a few weeks before switching them to low fat (1%) or no fat (skim) milk.

More information

  • Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old
  • Feeding & Nutrition Tips: Your 3-Year-Old
  • Selecting Snacks for Toddlers
  • I Need a Treat: How to Tame Your Child's Sweet Tooth
  • Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0-3 Years of Age) (AAP Clinical Report)
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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

Menu for a week for a child 2-3 years old with recipes for every day

Proper nutrition - the basis and guarantee of a healthy lifestyle. If adults to this fact can be skeptical then for toddlers, this is the cornerstone in formation of normal growth and development.

Composing or taking the menu for the week for a 2-3 year old child, there are many factors to consider. Because the transition to adult food for a child can proceed in different ways.

Today, in rapid age, not every woman has time to independently form menu for your baby. We present a ready-made and formed menu on week for lazy moms or busy women.


Basic diet

Among the many products, there are a number of mandatory and non-permitted for this age.

Products required for consumption:

  • Dairy products with low fat content. Daily consumption 600g, of which - curd mass up to 100g, sour cream up to 30g, the remainder can be divided between cheese, milk, yogurt or kefir.
  • Lean meat - 150g.
  • Eggs, preferably quail.
  • Low fat fish.
  • Vegetables (potato, tomato, cucumber, zucchini, cabbage) - up to 150g.
  • Fruit - 150g.
  • Berries up to 30g, if the child is allergic, then give with caution.
  • Cereals up to 30g.
  • Sugar - 20g.
  • Sweets are better to choose on natural basis - marshmallow, marshmallow or marmalade.

What should be excluded from the diet:

  • Seafood.
  • Sausages or meat products with preservatives and dyes.
  • Fatty meat.
  • Oily fish.
  • Ice cream made on production. They use non-natural products.
  • Confectionery from the shop. The norm of sugar in them is exceeded many times over.
  • Carbonated drinks.
  • Cocoa.
  • Honey if the child is allergic.


Babies at this age should eat four times - breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner. Daily calorie intake - 1500 kcal.

Very important with early age to teach the baby to proper nutrition. Must comply time intervals between meals. This will ensure normal operation. digestive system.

Children in this age, the release from food occurs after four hours. Therefore, the intervals between meals should be at least 4-4.5 hours.

Protein ratio, fats, carbohydrates:

  • Proteins - up to 60g.
  • Fats - up to 60g.
  • Carbohydrates - about 230g.

Correct menu with recipes


Breakfast Lunch SUPPLE
OMTOM OF TWO EARES FROM THE SUV (two eggs are mixed with 50G Molkes. stove (approximate cooking time 15 minutes). Borscht (boil lean meat and take it out. Add finely chopped potatoes (80g), carrots (25g) and beets (25g) to the broth, three on a medium grater. When it boils, we throw cabbage (80g. Cooking time - 45m). A glass of kefir, an apple. Twisted borscht meat, grated carrots.
Milk - 150g. Steam cutlets (low-fat minced meat (100g) mixed with finely chopped onion (10g), make small cutlets and cook in a double boiler 25m). Boiled buckwheat (boil 100g of buckwheat in water).
Homemade dried fruit compote.


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OAR COSTO COMPORTANCE (120G MOLS). Pumpkin soup with cheese (prepare chicken broth and dip chopped carrots (15g) and onions (10g) into it. After it boils, add 200g pumpkin and wait until cooked. When the pumpkin is ready, chop with a blender, add cheese and bring to a boil ). Kefir, gingerbread. Cabbage rolls. (Mix 130g of minced meat with boiled rice (50g), onions (15g) and wrap in a boiled cabbage leaf. Put in a double boiler and cook for 40 minutes).
Tea without sugar. Carrot salad (80g). Sweet tea.


Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Vermicelli soup (pour 150g of vermicelli into 100ml of boiling milk, add 20g of sugar and cook until tender. Approximate time is 25-30 minutes). Fish soup (boil 100g of low-fat fish for 15 minutes. Descale, add finely chopped onions, 10g carrots, potatoes (50g) and cook until fully cooked. Remove the bones before serving). Curd mass (80g) with berries (20g). Boiled buckwheat with liver. Buckwheat boil and set aside. Pour 150g beef liver with a small amount of water and wait until the water has evaporated. When the liver becomes soft, add sour cream (one tablespoon) and simmer for another 10 minutes.
150 ml milk. Stewed vegetables (60g zucchini, 50g potatoes, one medium tomato, 40g carrots stew in sunflower oil (10g) until vegetables are cooked). Milk 150ml.
Grated apple with banana. Two-egg steamed omelet. Mix two eggs with 50g of milk, mix well. Pour into a container, put on the stove. Cook for approximately 15 minutes.
Tea with sugar. Potato casserole (boil five medium potatoes, one egg. While the potatoes are cooking, finely chop 40g carrots and 80g cabbage. Boiled egg mode into cubes, add to cabbage and carrots. Make mashed potatoes from the finished potatoes and divide into two equal parts. Spread one on a baking sheet, evenly place the vegetable filling on top, then spread the remaining puree on top.Send to the oven for 40 minutes at a temperature of 180C). Drinking yoghurt 150g, dry biscuits 60g. Leftover chicken from lunch with mashed potatoes.
Sweet tea. Lettuce (finely cut tomato 50g, cucumber 40g, carrot 30g three on a medium grater, apple 50g. Mix, add 50g sour cream and a teaspoon of sugar. Mix well again). Kissel.


Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Curd mass 100g with berries 20g. Borscht (boil lean meat, remove scale, remove when ready. Add finely chopped potatoes (80g), carrots (25g), three beets (25g) on ​​a medium grater to the broth. When it boils, throw 80g of cabbage. Cook for 45 minutes). 200 ml milk, two gingerbread. Cabbage rolls (130g mixed with rice (50g), onion (15g). Wrapped in boiled cabbage leaf. Put in a double boiler, cook for 40 minutes). Fish soup (boil 100g of low-fat fish for 15 minutes. Remove scale, add finely chopped onion (10g), carrots (10g), potatoes (50g). You can add 30g of millet groats. Cook until fully cooked, before serving, be sure to remove the bones ). A glass of kefir, an apple. Two-egg steamed omelette (mix two eggs with 50g of milk, mix well. Pour into a container, put on the stove. Cook for 15 minutes).
Sweet tea. Stewed zucchini (zucchini (120g) cut into cubes, pour into a heated frying pan with sunflower oil (10g). Add 10g of onions, 25g of carrots. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Before serving, you can sprinkle with herbs). A glass of milk.

How to feed a malnourished child

Sometimes babies refuse to eat even their favorite foods. It may be related to many factors. However, despite this, there are several effective methods.

Advice for parents:

  1. Do not yell or scold your child. It is best to imagine eating food as a game. Arrange the toys, start feeding them. Praise them for eating well. For young children, this advice often works.
  2. Sweets - a reward for a good appetite. You can not beat the appetite for sweets.
  3. Make the dish beautiful so that the child reaches out to see and try it for himself.

Menu example for constipation

Occurrence constipation in babies is not always a consequence of the disease. Often given the disease occurs in healthy children.

Constipation in healthy people children tend to meet in the summer. It's all about high exchange fluids in the body. Active games, intensive breathing, hot weather bring out a large amount of fluid from the body. As a consequence of this, there irregular stool.

However, this trouble can be reduced to a minimum. Following a certain diet, and Also, by consuming enough fluids, constipation can be forgotten.

An example of proper nutrition for constipation

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OVSHY MURULI with milk and bureaucrats. Chicken noodles (boil 200 g of chicken, remove the scale. After cooking the chicken, take out the meat and strain the broth. Add 10 g of onion, 25 g of grated carrots on a medium grater to the boiling broth. When it boils, add noodles (80 g). Cooking time - 50 minutes ). Grated banana with apple. Stewed cabbage (finely chop 200 g of cabbage, put it in a cauldron with vegetable oil (10 g). After 20 minutes, add 10 g of onions, 20 g of carrots. If necessary, add boiled water. Simmer until fully cooked).
A glass of kefir. Grated carrots (90g) with vegetable oil (5g) and cucumbers. Plum jam with tea without sugar.
Tea without sugar.

for normal stool, the following products should be included in the daily diet:

  • Cabbage (any kind).
  • Fruits, berries. When constipated, they should eat with the skin. It contains vitamins that aid digestion.
  • Yoghurts. The main thing here is to follow expiration date.
  • Bran bread.
  • All kinds of vegetables.

Compliance nutrition, as well as the required calories - an important factor in normal growth and baby formation. After spending a little time, as a result, you will see healthy, cheerful child.

Menu for a 2 year old, daily routine and best recipes

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Your baby is 2 years old. He can run and jump, kick a ball, build towers with blocks, cut with scissors, even walk backwards. You want to be the best mom and do more for him, like creating the perfect menu.

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The daily routine of a 2-year-old fidget is changing.

  • You get up at 7.30 and do exercises with your baby.
  • At 7.45 rush to the bathroom.
  • Breakfast is on the table at 8 o'clock.
  • From 8.30 to 11.30 you play or go for a walk.
  • At 12 o'clock it's time for lunch.
  • From 12.30 to 15.30 the baby sleeps.
  • At 15.45 you are hardening.
  • At 16:00 – a light snack (afternoon snack).
  • From 16.30 to 19.00 you walk and play again.
  • 19.30 – dinner time.
  • At 20.30 - evening swimming.
  • At 21.00 the baby goes to bed.

But this is the perfect daily routine. You do not have a nanny and a cook? Does your grandmother work or live far away? And do you go to the grocery store? There is so much to cram into those 30 minutes between class and outing with your child!

By the age of two, children can eat from the “common table”. A two-year-old toddler, as a rule, already has 20 teeth that are capable of chewing small pieces of food. And you don’t need to wipe the food, as before.

What is the "common table" in your family? Does it really meet all the requirements? To simplify your life, it is advisable to transfer all family members to proper nutrition - healthy and balanced. Finding the right food isn't hard at all. And everyone will win.


  • Basic principles
  • Strategic planning
  • What to list?
  • Sample daily menu
  • Breakfast recipes
  • Delicious ideas
    • Noble sandwiches
    • salads in molds
  • Evening menu
  • Selected recipes
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Basic principles

  1. We cook, bake, stew, but do not fry.
  2. Maximum number of vegetables and fruits.
  3. Kashi from affordable and favorite cereals every day.
  4. Freshly prepared food only.
  5. We try not to mix proteins and carbohydrates.
  6. We drink plenty of pure water.

Strategic planning

It is advisable for the whole family to make a weekly meal plan with recipes. You will get more bonuses if the children tell you what they want to see on their plate. Write a shopping list for the week together and go shopping together. Resist the temptation to buy chips, sugary drinks, smoked sausage. A joint meal plan will help optimize purchases, teach children not to buy fast food. At the same time, you will not forget anything and, perhaps, even save on excesses.

Vitamins for a 2 year old child.

What to include in the list?

  • hot meals at any meal;
  • breakfast and dinner are 20-25% of the daily allowance, lunch - 40%, afternoon tea - 10%;
  • a 2 year old baby needs 1200-1400 g of food per day or 1000-1400 kcal: 1. 5 cups of vegetables, 1 cup of fruit, 2 cups of dairy products, 50 g of protein food, 110 g of cereals, 4 tsp. any oil;
  • the optimal ratio of fats, proteins and carbohydrates for children is 1:1:4;
  • children's menu should be varied, recipes should be interesting;
  • if the child eats “like a sparrow”, we increase the calorie content of meals, or we feed often, but little by little throughout the day.
  • Sample menu for the day

    1. For breakfast, we plan a simple dish: scrambled eggs or porridge. Oatmeal is quick to prepare, if you simply pour boiling water over it, cover with a towel, let it brew for a few minutes and add a piece of butter. Buckwheat and millet porridge are also a good solution.
    2. For lunch, a simple vegetable soup or borscht. For children, it is better to boil it in water or diluted broth. Delicious and nutritious soups. The set of vegetables in them can be different: zucchini, pumpkin, potatoes, white cabbage, broccoli, carrots. Boiled meat, stewed or baked fish, vegetables, salad also fit into the concept of a healthy diet. If there is pasta on the menu, try to do without meat and fish. Dessert and drinks of your choice.
    3. Fruit, jelly with a slice of whole grain bread, kefir or fermented baked milk are suitable for a children's afternoon snack.
    4. Make dinner easy: casserole, lazy dumplings, steamed cheesecakes, vegetable stew, boiled meat or a piece of steamed fish (the last two menu items are appropriate if the norm of protein products has not been exhausted during the day).

    How old can an omelette be for a child.

    Some 2 year olds are accustomed to drinking milk before bed. Modern research warns that feeding cow's milk before the age of 3 years can cause calcium deficiency in the body and provoke an increase in nervous excitability. Therefore, it is better to exclude it from the diet. Replace milk with milk formula, or rather, with water, gradually reducing the amount. There will come a time when the baby will get used to falling asleep without a bottle.

    Forget about sausages, sandwiches, cereals drenched in milk or yogurt and try to train yourself to cook quick, tasty and healthy breakfasts for the whole family.

    Breakfast Recipes

    • Add sliced ​​banana and a little oil to the prepared oatmeal. So much tastier!
    • Layer the cheese slices on the bottom of the pan. Add chopped tomatoes on top. Mix eggs with water and pour over cheese and tomatoes. Place the skillet in the oven for 5 minutes. Nutritious omelette is ready!
    • For syrniki you will need: a pack of cottage cheese, two eggs, salt and half a glass of flour. Stir, gradually adding flour. Form cheesecakes, place in a pan and put in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Steaming this dish is even better. Put warm cheesecakes and sour cream whipped with berries on the table.
    • Wrap an omelette of several eggs in pita bread with your favorite vegetables.

    Delicious ideas

    We are used to having soup for lunch and then the main course. And another compote. Aren't you tired of cooking them seven times a week? Let's dream up and invite the baby to dinner with the count.

    Noble sandwiches

    1. Cut about a glass of vegetables with chopsticks.
    2. Place steamed crispy broccoli on a separate pretty plate (choose the prettiest floret).
    3. 30 g boiled turkey, chicken or beef cut into thin slices and make sandwiches on the thinnest slices of bread.

    Set the table like a holiday, then tell the story of the mysterious count who shared his best recipes with you.

    Salads in tins

    1. Dinner food can be put into multi-coloured baking dishes or ice cube trays.
    2. Let your 2-year-old cut lettuce, kale or spinach, boiled carrots, pears or apples, and cut avocado flesh with a non-sharp knife.
    3. Put colorful vegetables, pieces of meat, sprigs of greens in each mold or cell of the tray.

    By involving children in cooking, you instill healthy eating habits and teach how to set the dinner table. In addition, everyone knows that there are no tastier dishes than those prepared by oneself.

    Young parents feel the burden of responsibility for each feeding: what, how much and at what time the child ate. And if the beloved child did not manage to eat everything? Don't be dramatic. Relieve pressure on the baby. You can not force feed: he has the right to decide for himself. You have prepared delicious and healthy dishes from fresh ingredients. Just enjoy the food together.

    Evening menu

    Evening menu for a 2-year-old child may include:

    • sea fish, if there were no meat dishes for lunch;
    • lean meat, if the baby loves it very much and did not eat it during the day;
    • vegetables to be given throughout the day;
    • fruits - raw and roasted;
    • fermented milk products;
    • cereals;
    • casseroles;
    • eggs on their own or as part of light meals.

    Dinner time can be shortened by learning simple recipes.

    Children's recipes with cod.

    Featured Recipes

    Cauliflower Casserole

    1. Preheat the oven.
    2. Separate the head of cabbage into florets and put into molds.
    3. Top with sliced ​​tomatoes and sprinkle with grated cheese.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes at 130 degrees.

    Oven-baked dishes (in foil, in pots, in a baking sleeve) are perfect for dinner. It is not too troublesome and does not take much time.

    Potted chicken

    1. Don't forget to turn on the oven.
    2. Cut the fillet into pieces of such a size that it is easy for a two-year-old baby to chew them.
    3. Put the chicken in the bottom of the pot, add vegetables to taste, sprinkle with cheese, put in the oven and take care of the baby.
    4. In an hour, invite the family to the table.

    Even in pots, soups and cereals are good.

    Broccoli pasta

    1. Divide a small head of broccoli into florets, dip them in boiling water for 5 minutes.
    2. For a 2-year-old child, it is advisable to additionally chop the boiled cabbage.
    3. Place the broccoli in a preheated skillet, adding oil and a little leftover vegetable broth.
    4. Boil the pasta and toss it in the pan with the cabbage.

    Meals in 5 minutes

    Sometimes parents have especially busy days: they have to get up in the morning and run somewhere. There is no time for cooking. What to feed the child in this case? Here are some options.