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One Week of a Balanced Diet for 1 Year old Baby

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In order to make sure your 1 year old baby is eating a balanced diet, you’ll want to make sure he/she is getting a variety of foods throughout the day.

According to WebMD your 1 year old baby should be eating the following amounts of food.

  • grains (3 servings)
  • dairy (2 servings)
  • fruits (1 serving)
  • vegetables (1 serving)
  • protein (2 servings)

These foods can be at meal times and also snacks.

For a complete list of food for 1 year olds in each food category, see this post: 75 food ideas for your 1 year old.

Example Balanced Diet for 1 Year Old Baby

DAY 1

  • BREAKFAST: pumpkin muffin and yogurt
  • SNACK: strawberries
  • LUNCH: chicken tenders, mandarin orange, green beans
  • DINNER: pizza, cucumber slices

DAY 2

  • BREAKFAST: cheerios and banana
  • SNACK: grapes
  • LUNCH: rice, black beans, corn mixed together and pear slices
  • DINNER: rotisserie chicken, peas and corn, cottage cheese

DAY 3

  • BREAKFAST: toast with avocado and sausage link
  • SNACK: yogurt
  • LUNCH: turkey and cheese sandwich, apple slices
  • DINNER: fish sticks, sweet potato fries, strawberries

DAY 4

  • BREAKFAST: waffle with PB and mandarin oranges
  • SNACK: nutrigrain bar
  • LUNCH: pasta with parmesan cheese and cooked veggies (carrots, peas, green beans) and applesauce
  • DINNER: meatloaf, baked potato slices, peas

DAY 5

  • BREAKFAST: pancake, scrambled egg, and strawberries
  • SNACK: mini whole grain bagel with cream cheese
  • LUNCH: cheese and bean quesadilla, cooked carrots, and grapes
  • DINNER: spaghetti and meatball, steamed broccoli

DAY 6

  • BREAKFAST: yogurt parfait with fresh fruit and granola
  • SNACK: mango and cheese slice
  • LUNCH: hummus and cucumber wrap and pear slices
  • DINNER: bean and cheese taco with tomato and avocado

DAY 7

  • BREAKFAST: mini quiche, blueberries
  • SNACK: half of English muffin with nut butter
  • LUNCH. cottage cheese, pineapple, peas
  • DINNER: tortellini with pasta sauce, roasted squash

As you plan out what to feed your 1 year old, it’s best to refer to a list of ideas. Otherwise your mind goes blank and you end up getting into a meal time rut!

I created an easy to use resource for you called FEEDING YOUR TODDLER. It is exactly what you need to feed your 1 year old with confidence.

Make sure your 1 year old has a balanced diet with a complete list of foods in all food categories. Grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and protein. Here is one week's worth of meals. Its a complete meal plan of 7 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack combinations for your 1 year old.

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