How to prepare food for 1 year old baby

15 Easy Lunch Ideas for 1 Year Olds (For Home or to Pack!)

These lunch ideas for 1 year olds will give you inspiration the next time you want to pack a healthy toddler lunch at home or to pack for daycare or preschool. So whether your baby just turned one or you have a more experienced eater, need ideas for at home or to pack, these toddler lunch box ideas will help!

Lunch Ideas for 1 Year Olds

Coming up with toddler lunch ideas for 1 year olds is a challenge, to put it lightly! It’s so hard to know how hungry they’ll be, what food they’ll actually want to eat, how they’ll do with textures—and simply to come up with the ideas. To help, this list has easy ideas that you can serve at home or pack for daycare or preschool.

Food for 1 Year Old

One year olds are in a very specific phase of being able to eat more than they did as babies, but are still not able to chew everything that older toddlers and kids can. They are also notorious for having appetites that can range widely from day to day, so these ideas take both of those into accounts. The options here are easy to pack, but are also nutritious and filled with a range of textures and flavors.

Lunchbox Ideas for  One Year Olds at Daycare

Any of these lunches can be packed to send to daycare or preschool. Or just to take on the go. I have a few lunchboxes and thermoses that I love, so see which might work best for you in your circumstances.

TIP: As always, adjust these toddler lunch ideas based on your one year old’s chewing ability, preferences, and allergies. Which is to say: Iff you see something that isn’t cut or prepared the way you know your toddler would need it to be cut or served, you of course have full permission to change it. I did my best here to visually show you suggested serving options, but you may need to adjust.

1. Easy Snack Box

I love muffin lunches since they allow me to make the main component ahead and then add in simple sides. This one has fresh blackberries, freeze-dried strawberries, O cereal, and Vegan Banana Muffins. (Not every lunch has to have every single food group…do your best with what you have!)


2. Pesto Pasta and Peas with Grapes and Fruit Leather

Having store bought pesto or homemade pesto on hand is an easy pasta sauce that’s flavorful and packed with nutrition—especially when paired with peas—but also kid friendly! Served with halved grapes and fruit leather, this is an easy and fun lunch.

3. Carrot Cake Muffins with Cottage Cheese

Muffins like my Carrot Cake Muffins are a great lunch option, as are Roasted Carrot Fries. We love both cold or slightly warm, so you have options when serving them at home or packed in a lunchbox. Pack a spoon for the cottage cheese if sending to daycare!

4. Easy Breakfast for Lunch

Pair Veggie Muffins with hard-cooked eggs and berries for a super easy and fully make-ahead kids lunch idea.

This super simple idea pairs quickly cooked chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and zucchini for a super easy make-ahead lunch. I love this one since it’s easy to adjust for an adult’s lunch too!


6. Veggie Grilled Cheese, Corn and Applesauce

Adding spinach to grilled cheese is a simple way to increase nutrition in a kid staple. (Just use the filling from my Spinach Quesadillas spread on bread and prepare like any other grilled cheese.) Pair with warmed frozen corn and an applesauce pouch.

TIP: See below for the recipe!

Incorporating broccoli right into the pasta sauce is a simple way to serve it up to one year olds. Try it with a fun pasta shape like stars and paired with simple sides like puffs, berries, and thawed frozen veggies.

8. Easy Finger Foods Lunch

Eggs, Roasted Butternut Squash, fruit and avocado is a super simple lunch idea. I often make the squash and eggs ahead and then warm very briefly to serve or pack. You can lightly rub a little lime or lemon juice on avocado to keep it from turning brown if packing in a lunch box.

9. Meatballs, Pasta and Fruit

My Chicken Meatballs with Sweet Potato are an easy make-ahead protein option that are super yummy and easy for one year olds to chew. Pair with pasta or a grain and fruit to round out the lunch.

10. Soft Roasted Chickpea Lunch

Pair Salty-Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas with diced cheese, kiwi, and crackers for a super simple finger foods lunch for a one year old.

Make pizza for lunch a whole lot easier by starting with a tortilla. These are soft and easy to chew (use tortillas labeled “soft” for the best texture for little ones) and yummy—and boast a veggie punch from the pizza sauce.

12. Easy Hummus Lunch Box

I love using dips to help the kids get more interested in foods they may not love and this one year old lunch is a good example. Here, I paired hummus with bread strips, thinly sliced pepperoni, and sauteed green beans. Plus mini animal crackers and fruit.

I never thought I’d find it necessary to make simple sandwiches ahead, but these freezable PB&Js are so handy to have on hand! They thaw in a lunchbox and just streamline packing. You can use sunflower seed butter if needed to make them allergy-free.

These baked fritters are so good in the summer when there’s too much zucchini, or really any time of the year when you want a make-ahead lunch option with a veggie in the mix. I like to serve them diced with a dip like ranch, ketchup, salsa, or even bbq sauce.

You can make this with store bought dough or homemade and it only requires two other ingredients. It’s a fun lunch to make at home or to send in a lunchbox. I like to cut it into strips or cubes to ensure it’s easy for a one year old to chew. Here I paired it with matchstick cut apples and sliced cucumbers.

Healthy Sides for Lunches

If you need some ideas for what to pack with a lunch, these healthy snack options from the store are super easy options.

Best Lunch Boxes for Kids

All of the lunchboxes shown here are in my guide to lunchboxes here.

If you have any questions about food for one year old’s or any of the lunches shown here, please comment below.

I appreciate all feedback and hearing from you all—it always helps to make my content so much better!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 6 minutes

Total Time 16 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course lunch

Calories 157kcal

Servings 2

Spinach Grilled Cheese
  • ▢ 2 cups baby spinach (loosely packed)
  • ▢ 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • ▢ 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • ▢ 4 pieces whole grain bread
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon butter
  • Place the spinach, cheese, cream cheese, and cumin in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  • Spread a thin layer of the spinach mixture onto 2 of the slices of bread. (You may have leftovers.) Add the second bread slices on top to make a sandwich. Add a thin coat of butter to the outside of each sandwich.

  • Warm a skillet over medium heat. When warm, cook each sandwich for 2-3 minutes per side or until warmed through and melty.

  • Serve warm in slices or cubes.

  • You can store any leftover spinach mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days to make additional sandwiches.

Here are other simple toddler lunch ideas to try too:

  • Easy Snack Box with mini muffins, diced fruit, freeze-dried fruit, and dry cereal
  • Pesto pasta with peas, fruit, and fruit leather
  • Carrot Cake Muffins, Roasted Carrots, cottage cheese, halved grapes
  • Veggie Muffins, hard-cooked eggs, raspberries
  • Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowl with diced pineapple
  • Broccoli Pesto Pasta with puffs and fruit
  • Finger food lunch of scrambled eggs, roasted squash, avocado, berries
  • Pasta and peas with butter, Chicken Sweet Potato Meatballs, and clementine
  • Soft Roasted Chickpeas, cheese, kiwi, cheddar bunny crackers
  • Pizza Quesadilla with berries
  • Hummus Lunch with hummus, bread, pepperoni, animal crackers, and fruit
  • Make-Ahead PB&J
  • Baked Zucchini Fritters and tomatoes
  • Pesto Pizza with sliced cucumbers

Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 241mg, Potassium: 220mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 3209IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 251mg, Iron: 1mg

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Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins (SO Easy, Low Sugar, All Yum)

Packed with carrots, whole grains, and protein, these Carrot Cake Muffins are a delicious way to start the day. They mix up in one bowl, can be made ahead, and are a nutritious snack or breakfast. Plus: You can be eating them in about 25 minutes from when you start the process!

Carrot Cake Muffins

When I’m looking for a fun way to serve up vegetables to kids, I tend to think of muffins. And these carrot muffins are a delicious—and super easy—snack, side dish, or breakfast option to share with the kids. I actually love this recipe so much that I make them regularly for myself.

These muffins are low in added sugars and contain whole grains from rolled oats and whole wheat flour. They also have a nice amount of carrots for fiber, vitamin A, and flavor. And unlike many traditional muffin recipes, these don’t rely on oil alone for moisture; applesauce adds moisture and nutrients, too.

These store really well in the fridge or freezer, so they’re a nice recipe to make and serve for days (or weeks) to come.

(Find more of my favorite muffins for kids here.)

Ingredients You Need

You don’t need anything fancy to make these muffins. Here’s a look at the ingredients.

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Rolled oats: These are sometimes called “old-fashioned” oats.
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda: Make sure your baking soda is fresh before you start baking as it’s key to these baking through properly.
  • Cinnamon: Adds that classic carrot cake flavor.
  • Eggs
  • Applesauce: I use smooth, unsweetened applesauce here.
  • Brown sugar
  • Canola or melted coconut oil
  • Grated carrots: I prefer the texture of carrots grated on a box grater as they tend to be a little finer and bake softer than grated carrots from the store.
  • Raisins: I prefer golden raisins for their pretty color and delicate sweetness, but any kind will work.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you want to make these without refined sugar, you can omit the brown sugar and use 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

Gluten-free: Use a cup-for-cup style of gluten-free flour blend and gluten-free rolled oats.

Egg-free: Use a store-bought egg replacer like the one from Bob’s Red Mill.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process involved in making these carrot muffins so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

  1. Stir together the dry ingredients.
  2. Grate the carrot and add with the remaining wet ingredients to the bowl.
  3. Mix gently, but thoroughly.
  4. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin tin. I use a measuring spoon, which helps divide the batter evenly.
  5. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out cleanly.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.

TIP: You can use store-bought grated carrots, but you’ll need ones that are finely grated and not in super long pieces. If the pieces of your carrots are longer than an inch, cut them up smaller with kitchen shears.

Can I turn these muffins into cupcakes?

Yes! You can do a lightly sweetened Cream Cheese Frosting made from cream cheese, vanilla, and maple syrup or honey. Use a hand-held mixer to beat all ingredients together and top the cooled muffins.

What should I serve with these mini muffins?

We like them with milk and a side of fruit for breakfast or a snack, or you can serve them with a favorite soup as dinner or as part of a toddler lunch. (They’re shown above in a lunchbox with Roasted Carrot Fries, cottage cheese, and grapes.)

I personally love them with coffee or tea as an afternoon snack.

Can I make these vegan?

To make these without eggs or dairy, omit the eggs and add ground flaxseed meal. You may need to bake them for about 2 minutes longer, but use a cake tester to be sure. See the note at the end of the recipe for specifics. (Or you can use a store bought egg replacer like the one from Bob’s Red Mill.)

How to Store

To store, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat slightly to serve if desired. Or, place cooled muffins into a zip top freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and seal. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or in the microwave in 10-15 second increments.

Best Tips for Success

  • I like to use golden raisins because the flavor and color is nice here, but regular ones work just fine.
  • For best results, grate the carrots yourself. OR use kitchen shears to roughly chop store-bought grated carrots into slightly smaller pieces. (Right out of the bag, the grated carrots are often in long pieces that will be hard to fit in mini muffin cups.)
  • Dice into smaller pieces for babies or 1-year-olds.
  • Be sure to grease the pan well and use a paring knife around the edges as needed to prevent the muffins from sticking to the pan.
  • These work best as mini muffins. (They take forever to bake through as full-size.)
  • When checking for doneness, look for the edges to be golden brown, the tops of the muffins to be firm to the touch, and a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin to come out clean—not with wet batter stuck to it.
  • You can omit the brown sugar and use 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey instead.
  • You may also like Zucchini Carrot Muffins, ABC Muffins, Yogurt Muffins, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, and Strawberry Muffins.

I’d love to hear what your family thinks of this recipe so please chime in below with feedback in the comments!

This post was originally published spring 2017.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 16 minutes

Total Time 26 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Breakfast

Calories 119kcal

Servings 12 (Makes 24 mini muffins or 12 servings)

  • ▢ ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ▢ ½ cup rolled oats
  • ▢ ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ▢ 1 cup applesauce
  • ▢ 1 cup grated carrots
  • ▢ 2 large eggs
  • ▢ 3 tablespoons canola oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • ▢ ¼ cup raisins (I prefer golden raisins, but any kind will work)
  • ▢ ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat a 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir together to combine thoroughly but gently.

  • Add a heaping 1 tablespoon of the batter to each prepared muffin cup and bake 18-22 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out cleanly.

  • Remove from oven, cool in the pan for 2 minutes, and use a paring knife to loosen the edges as needed. Tilt in the pan to allow air to circulate underneath or transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • Serve warm, at room temp, or chilled.

  • Mini Muffin Pan

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Rolled Oats

  • To store, place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for 3-5 days. Reheat slightly to serve if desired. Or, place cooled muffins into a zip-top freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and seal. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or in the microwave in 10- to 15-second increments.
  • I like to use golden raisins because the flavor and color is nice here, but regular ones work just fine.
  • Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon ground ginger to add even more flavor.
  • Egg-free: Omit the eggs and add 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal and use ½ teaspoon baking soda (up from ¼ teaspoon in the recipe). Let mixed batter sit for 5 minutes before adding to the pan. Bake for about 2 additional minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out cleanly. (Or you can use a store bought egg replacer like the one from Bob’s Red Mill.)
  • Gluten-free: Use gluten-free cup-for-cup flour and certified gluten-free rolled oats.
  • For best results with the texture, grate the carrots yourself. OR use kitchen shears to roughly chop store-bought grated carrots into slightly smaller pieces. (Right out of the bag, the grated carrots are often in long pieces that will be hard to fit in mini muffin cups. )
  • These work best as mini muffins. (They take forever to bake through as full-size.)
  • Be sure to grease the pan well and use a paring knife around the edges as needed to prevent the muffins from sticking to the pan.
  • When checking for doneness, look for the edges to be golden brown, the tops of the muffins to be firm to the touch, and a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin to come out clean—not with wet batter stuck to it.

Serving: 2mini muffins, Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 79mg, Potassium: 130mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1828IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

Tried this recipe?Rate in the comments and tag @yummytoddlerfood on IG!

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Diet (menu) for a child at 1 year old

There are so many products, but the child is so few! The norm of the amount of food for a one-year-old child per day is some 1-1. 2 kg. Products have a calorie content, and a baby needs only 100-102 kilocalories per day for every kilogram of his weight.

A 1 year old baby should be fed 4-5 times a day, preferably every 4 hours. Based on these data, it is not difficult to create a diet for a child of 1 year, a year and 2-3 months and an approximate menu for a week.

And here is the approximate nutrition menu for a one-year-old child, if he is already weaned:

It is important to consider that breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner for a child of 1 year old should be related as a percentage of the total food volume as 25: 35:15:25%, recipes should not contain a lot of seasonings and salt. The volume of the finished dish should correspond to 1 serving, since it is unacceptable to heat food for a baby - it loses all its useful properties.

Important! Remember that prepared food should be "too tough" for the child. If the baby has few of them, it is better to knead it with a fork, if the child is “biting”, it is advisable not to grind the food when cutting. It’s not worth turning all the dishes into a soufflé - it’s time for the baby to actively learn to bite and chew food.

What can a child eat at 1 year old

For full development, the baby needs a balanced diet, and you need to know what the baby can and what not. How and what you can feed a child at 1 year old, we will now find out.

Cereals and pasta

Cereals should be the basis of the baby's diet, you need to alternate different types of them during the week.

  • Buckwheat. Takes a leading position. Important for the nervous system and a good level of hemoglobin in the blood.
  • Rice. A lot of useful substances, this is a prolonged action energy drink. There is a side effect - strengthens.
  • Corn. Rich in sugars, good for the nervous system, skin and vision. However, it is contraindicated in children with metabolic disorders.
  • Oatmeal. It contains the most B vitamins, which is why oatmeal is called the "breakfast for the brain."
  • Wheat. Even in the form of pearl barley, even in the form of Artek, it is easily digested and benefits the nervous system and vision.
  • Semolina. It is made from wheat, but it is better absorbed by grinding.
  • Pasta. Also derivatives of wheat. High carb product. You can give them no more than 2 times a week.

Vegetables are healthy, especially fresh ones. They remove toxins from the body, and bring a lot of useful substances into the body:

  • Potato. A lot of carbohydrates, starch, adjusts digestion.
  • Carrot. It is good for the eyes, and for the brain, and it regulates the condition of the skin, and it contains vitamin D.
  • Beets. Almost like a carrot, but with more sugars. There is one minus - it weakens.
  • Bow. Good for the digestive system, has an antibacterial effect.
  • Garlic. You can eat it, but only as a seasoning, and then, quite a bit.
  • Cabbage (any). Beneficial for the brain, skin and hair. Minus - after it swells.
  • Pumpkin. More carotene than carrots, rich in vitamin D.
  • Courgettes and squash. Everything is good in them, and there are vitamins and a lot of minerals. But they provoke the excretion of calcium from the body, they should be eaten in moderation.
  • Cucumbers. Almost like zucchini, but calcium is not washed out of the body. They are especially good because they do not need to be heat treated.
  • Tomatoes. Delicious, healthy. It is necessary to give children prone to allergies with caution, to start with yellow varieties. The only vegetable that contains the hormone of happiness.
Fruits and berries

Storehouses of vitamins. First, let's in a processed form, but in a year you can slowly transfer to fresh ones - both tasty and much more useful.

Protein products

A child needs essential amino acids for growth and development. They are found in products of animal origin:

  • Meat. The norm of meat for a child is 80-100 g per day. Choose lean: chicken, turkey, rabbit, beef. Occasionally, you can give both pork and duck, the main thing is not to get carried away.
  • Meat offal. Of these, the baby can only beef liver. It is rich in iron and B vitamins.
  • Milk and dairy products. In addition to a large amount of proteins, they contain a lot of calcium, which is important for the formation of the skeleton.
  • Eggs. Baby can have chicken or quail. Naturally, ready-made. Allergy sufferers up to 2 years old can only be given the yolk.
  • Fish. It is very necessary for the child's body, but the sea is not always sold in the right quality, and in the river there are a lot of parasites. Some doctors recommend to wait with it up to 2 or even 3 years.

In addition to proteins, the above products contain vitamin E, vitamin A, trace elements, carbohydrates, but their amount is much lower than in vegetables and fruits. Dairy products also contain lactobacilli, which are designed to improve the intestinal microflora.


The child must drink. The body's need for liquid can be met by:

  • purified water;
  • weak black tea;
  • chamomile, mint or chicory tea;
  • fruit or berry juices;
  • compotes from fresh berries and dried fruits.

What not to feed a one-year-old child

  • Sausage and frankfurters - you won’t find meat in them anyway, but E-nis, dyes and stabilizers are more than enough.
  • Smoked products - they are processed with liquid smoke, but there is nothing useful in this.
  • Fried - it is harmful to adults, and doubly harmful to a child with his fragile stomach.
  • Pickles - there are no vitamins in such vegetables, one taste and irritation of the stomach.
  • Canned food - they contain a lot of preservatives, which is not very good for the baby.
  • Sweets and sodas - all the same E-s and dyes. Especially gummies and colored sweets.
  • Citrus fruits are highly allergenic products.
  • Nuts - they are useful, but the body of a one-year-old child does not absorb them well.
  • Mushrooms - accumulate radiation, difficult to digest, high probability of eating "wrong" mushrooms.

Key recommendations

The baby's diet contains foods that he was offered before. These are vegetables and fruits, cereals, kefir and cottage cheese, fish and meat. The menu includes previously used products. It will also contain combinations of several dishes at once, thanks to which the menu of a one-year-old child will expand significantly.

Baby continues to receive formula and breast milk as needed. But feeding is gradually replaced by a full meal. At the beginning of the second year of life, the volume of portions increases, the consistency of the food is more like "adult" dishes.

Vegetable stir-fry is not prepared for soups. Onions and carrots are laid fresh. The first broth obtained by cooking meat must be drained.

The basis of nutrition is boiled, baked or stewed foods, which contain a minimum of sugars and salt.

Feeding mode is changing. A child aged 1 - 1.5 years should be seated at the table at least 6 times a day. If in the morning he can still be offered breasts, then in the evening it is advisable to drink kefir.


What should I feed my baby for breakfast? These will be cereals boiled in cow or goat milk diluted with water. The mixture is used if the baby has lactose, protein or milk intolerance.

You can have different cereals for breakfast. It can be:

  • Greek;
  • rice;
  • oatmeal;
  • millet.

The recipe is simple. For 200 ml of a mixture of milk and water, 2 tablespoons are taken. cereals. Porridge is cooked for 15 minutes with a slight boil. It is allowed to decorate the dish with grated fruit.

Lightly brewed tea or compote can be used as a drink.

The children's menu should include a steam omelet from 1 chicken egg twice a week. It is allowed to add a little dill to it to improve the functioning of the digestive tract.

Second breakfast

Second breakfast is obligatory at this age. The child can be offered:

  • yogurt with fruit;
  • fruit puree;
  • baked green apple;
  • baby biscuits.

Alternatively, you can offer your child commercially produced purees packed in airtight jars.

Lunch: what can be prepared

One-year-old baby can have both the first and the second course for lunch. When preparing meat soup, the first broth must be drained. Pieces of chopped meat and cubes of vegetables are added to the second and boiled until tender.

If you plan to cook vegetable soup, then at the end of cooking, add 1 tbsp. olive or sunflower oil. Bouillon on the bones is prohibited, as it stimulates the pancreas.

Second courses may vary. A child can be offered:

  • unsweetened cereals;
  • vegetable puree;
  • meat, fish;
  • liver;
  • vegetable salad - served in summer.

When introducing a new product, it is necessary to monitor the reaction of the child's body.

Afternoon snack

As a rule, dairy products are served for a one-year-old child's afternoon snack. These are:

  • porridge with milk;
  • cottage cheese with pieces of fruit;
  • cottage cheese casserole;
  • syrniki;
  • baby biscuits.

Possible drinks - compote and milk. Whole milk must first be diluted with water to prevent the development of colic.

Dinner options

At this time, you can repeat the main courses that were served to the child for lunch. You can also offer:

  • vegetable stew;
  • meatballs or a piece of meat, fish, garnished with dairy-free porridge.

Be sure to add a little vegetable oil to the stew. This will prevent the development of constipation.

Breastfeeding is used as a late supper, if the baby has still not given up. If the child receives a mixture, then it is better to replace it with kefir.

The menu of a one-year-old child includes many products, so the dishes offered to him are distinguished by a variety of tastes. As a rule, at this age, breast milk is replaced by a full meal.

Child's menu at 1 year old

The baby more and more confidently eats not only mashed dishes, but also dishes with small pieces of food, his diet at 1 year old gradually expands, the menu becomes more diverse, and as a result, the mother has a lot of opportunities for culinary experiments.

It is possible and necessary to experiment, because it is at an early age that a child develops eating habits . You don't want him to turn his nose away from a plate of food in the future because it contains fried onions or baked broccoli, do you? Then start introducing him to a variety of products and how to cook them now!


Breakfast: Wheat porridge
Lunch: T pumpkin puree soup with chicken
Dinner: Zucchini and carrot casserole Tuesday

Breakfast: Porridge made of oatmeal with caramel apples
lunch: soup puree from broccoli, fish meatballs
Dinner: Casserole of zucchini and carrots


BID cottage cheese
Lunch: Broccoli soup, fish meatballs
Dinner: buckwheat porridge


Breakfast: Omlet
Lunch: Puree Buckwheat porridge


Breakfast: wheat porridge
lunch: soup puree from different vegetables, cutlets
Dinner: zucchini stew in sour cream


Breakfast: Porridge made of oatmeal with caramel apples
lunch: soup pures made of cauliflower, stomach from the liver
Dinner: zucchini stewed in sour cream



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Lunch : Cauliflower puree soup, liver sauté
Dinner: Mashed potatoes , Carrot and dried apricot salad

the whole family. Let me just remind you that for children, you need to replace mayonnaise with sour cream, and hot spices (pepper, garlic) can be added to adults in ready-made portions.

Recipes for children from 1 year old

Vegetable puree, vegetable soup. Thoroughly wash, clean and finely chop vegetables (zucchini (seeds pre-cut), potatoes (soaked in advance), cauliflower, carrots, peas), cook for 30-40 minutes. Beat with a blender or just knead with a fork - you get mashed potatoes. We leave a little broth, add pureed meat - you get soup. Pieces of vegetables in the soup should be very soft (carrots and potatoes are cooked for a long time!), so that the child does not choke.

Soup with meatballs. For 2 servings: minced turkey 200 gr, carrots 150 gr, small pasta 50 gr, quail eggs 4 pcs, greens. We make small balls from the minced meat, boil them for 20 minutes, drain the broth and pour clean water, add the grated carrots, after 10 minutes pasta, 5 minutes before the end of the greens, and break the raw eggs into a saucepan and mix quickly or boil in advance, cut and add. If desired, you can boil the soup and add broccoli or cauliflower.
Steamed meatballs. Meatballs can be prepared from minced fish or chicken. Mix minced meat with a small amount of raw rice, add a little salt and an egg. Roll into small balls and place in a steamer. Cooking time is about 40 minutes.

Steam omelet. Beat one egg with a small amount of milk, pour into a container, put in a double boiler for 30 minutes. Divinely tender omelet for the baby is ready!
Boil milk (200 gr). Pour kefir (200 gr) into boiling milk. Keep on low heat until the whey begins to separate. Turn off, cool, recline on gauze. It turns out very tender, not sour cottage cheese.

Banana pudding. Banana cut into pieces, add crushed cookies, pour a glass of warm milk. Beat with a blender.
Cottage cheese casserole. Mix cottage cheese, some sugar, egg, semolina, vegetable oil, raisins and a pinch of salt. Put the resulting mass on a baking sheet, add sour cream on top. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.

Liver pate with potatoes. Rinse chicken liver, simmer for 15 minutes. Rub, add a little milk or cream and mix with mashed potatoes.

Vegetable salad. Wash the tomatoes and cucumbers, remove the peel, grate, add a little sunflower oil.

Steam or oven fish. We buy lean fish: hake, pollock, cod, haddock, telapia. For a child, it is better to buy fillets without bones. You can cook in a double boiler, boil or bake in the oven "under a fur coat." For a fur coat, three carrots, a little onion, mix with sour cream and spread on top of the fish. Bake in the oven for about 60 minutes.

Potato p jure with fish cake. Fish (preferably cod fillet and the like) we scroll in a meat grinder along with a long loaf soaked in milk or water in advance, add an egg, a little onion, salt and herbs. We mix everything well and sculpt. You can roll in semolina, flour or crackers (optional!). And in a double boiler for 25-30 minutes. These meatballs can also be frozen.

So the menu of a child at 1 year old can be diversified and come up with new recipes. Bon appetit to you and the kids!

Menu options for a 1 year old





Before bed

  • milk porridge (200g) + biscuits
  • steam omelet
  • pumpkin rice porridge (200g)
  • steamed curds
  • vegetable soup (180 - 200g) + meat (50g)
  • chicken puree soup (200g)
  • vegetable puree 200g + egg yolk
  • mashed potatoes + boiled fish 60g (cod, hake, pollock)
  • thin vermicelli + steamed chicken, fish or turkey meatballs
  • yogurt (200g) + biscuits
  • cottage cheese (50g) + fruit puree (100g)
  • seasonal fruits or berries + biscuits
  • baked apple
  • curd casserole
  • banana pudding
  • buckwheat porridge (150 gr) + meat (30 gr)
  • vegetable salad (grated cucumber + some tomato + sunflower oil)
  • boiled rice + fish (low-fat varieties) steamed or baked with carrots
  • liver pate with potatoes
  • adapted milk or mixture (200 gr)
  • breast milk
  • fermented milk products (kefir, bifidok, etc. ) 200 gr

What you can drink

Water, milk, compotes, fruit drinks, diluted natural juices. Teas and herbal decoctions should not be given in large quantities , as they significantly reduce the absorption of iron from the intestines.

What to feed a one year old baby?

The menu of a 1-year-old child has changed significantly. Now it is not only milk and various mixtures, but also other products.
Let's take a closer look at the menu of a child at 1 year old.


For breakfast, the baby can be offered porridge and half an egg yolk. Fruit puree or fruit, they can be added to the porridge.

What kind of cereal can a one year old child have?
These can be gluten-free cereals (corn, buckwheat, rice), as well as gluten-containing cereals (wheat, oatmeal, semolina).

The volume of porridge should be approximately 150-200 ml. Add 5g butter to the porridge.

Tea, fruit infusion, juice.

Another option for breakfast.
Steamed omelet. To the omelette, a piece of bread, spread with butter or cheese. A baby from a year to a year and a half can receive up to 15-20 g of oil per day. For a child of this age, it is better to choose white bread, it is easier to digest (up to 40g per day)

Kissel or compote.

You can start your meal with a vegetable salad. For example, cucumbers or tomatoes, or carrots, grated and seasoned with vegetable oil (5-7g) or sour cream (5-10g).

Dairy with pasta. Remember: pasta is often not recommended for a baby, about once a week and in small quantities (30-35g).
Vegetable (from cauliflower, cabbage soup, borscht, etc., including mashed soups).

For the second.
Vegetable puree. By the age of one, you can already add vegetables such as beets, turnips, green peas, radishes, beans.

Meat dish. Remember that the meat is cooked separately. Meat puree, meatballs or soufflé. Do not abuse potatoes, they are high in starch.

Once or twice a week, instead of meat, the baby can be given river or sea fish. Definitely not fatty varieties.

Compote or jelly, you can fruit tea or juice.

For an afternoon snack, you can cook soufflé, cottage cheese with sour cream, from the usual cottage cheese and kefir, closer to 1.5 years you can give pancakes with cottage cheese, if the child has erupted enough teeth. Not often, of course, once a week. In addition, give fruit puree, you can low-fat varieties of cookies, not every day.

Juice, also fruit tea.


For dinner, you can offer a vegetable-cereal or vegetable-meat dish. For example: zucchini soufflé with meat puree, oatmeal with pumpkin, stewed beets with apples, vegetable stew with meat puree. Plus fruit puree or juice. A child is offered no more than 100 g of fruit puree and no more than 100 ml of juice per day.

Before bed.
If you continue to breastfeed your baby, in this case, breast milk. Or a fermented milk drink (baby yogurt).

At this age, the baby's diet should not include: cakes, pastries, chocolates, no matter how much you want to pamper your little one. This does not mean that you can pamper your child, choose from sweets: marshmallow, jams, marmalade, jam (if they are on fructose).

It is important to remember.

There is a basic rule that a child from a year to a year and a half should eat four to five meals a day, with intervals between feedings of 4 hours. Observe a fairly strict diet, the baby should develop a conditioned reflex.

The amount of food should be 1000 - 1200 ml, not including liquid, per day. These recommendations should be followed for up to a year and a half.

Moms, follow the rules for the introduction of new products, keep the products clean and fresh. also keep your hands and the baby's hands clean, as well as the cleanliness of the child's dishes in order to avoid intestinal infection.

Bon appetit to you and your baby!

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From 1 to 3 years old

A balanced diet is the key to a healthy baby from 1 to 3 years old. At this age, the menu should be varied, and recipes for a one-year-old child, a 1.5-year-old child and 2-year-old children should include foods such as poultry, eggs, fish, cottage cheese, bread, fruits, and vegetables. Based on all the above products in this section, recipes for a delicious and complete children's menu are proposed. Clear step-by-step instructions and colorful photos in each of the recipes for kids will give you the opportunity to realize many ideas, diversifying baby food with high-quality, beautiful and mouth-watering food. Let your little one take every meal as a fun adventure filled with magical flavors.

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