Balanced Diet for a 1 Year old – Here’s a whole week’s worth of ideas!

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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 eaten 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.

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Example Balanced Diet for 1 Year Old


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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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!

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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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