1 Year Old Sample Meal Plan

1 Year Old Sample Meal Plan

1 Year Old Sample Meal Plan

I literally had to ‘figure out’ what to feed my 1 year old. Yep, you read that correctly! Being that this is the first time that I’ve been home with one of my littles past 6 months old after giving birth was the difference. I realized quickly that in times past, I didn’t have to think about what to feed the baby during the day because daycare basically fed our kids breakfast, lunch and snacks…thanks so much Daycare. I totally took them You for granted. So I’m sharing a 1 Year Old Sample Meal Plan for those out there like me that need it as an example…to take out some of the guess work, while baby is transitioning to meals that the rest of the family is eating.

So a few things to note about my 1 year old. She’s still breastfeeding, she’s walking and has 2 teeth. This type of information plays a role into the types of foods that can be introduced for chewing purposes. At this point the milk or water in a cup is more so for beginning the weaning process than it is her source of fluids, since she’s still nursing.

1 Year Old Sample Meal Plan

Each bullet represents an option.


  • 1/4 cup cheerios, 2oz of yogurt, 2oz of milk.
  • whole wheat grain, vanilla wheat Lil’ Biscuit, applesauce cup, milk or water.
  • 1/2 Eggo waffle stick with light butter and syrup, applesauce cup, milk or water.
  • 2 mini muffins, applesauce cup, milk or water.


  • 1 slice of deli turkey breast*, 1/2 pouch veggie/fruit or applesauce cup, 2oz of milk or water


  • 1 slice of deli chicken breast*, 1/2 pouch veggie/fruit or applesauce, 2oz of milk.


  • arrowroot cookie, milk or water
  • cheerios, milk or water
  • diced fruit, milk or water
  • mini muffin, milk or water

*You can switch this out for any meat that you choose…which could be what you’ve made for the rest of your family for lunch or dinner. My little is eating more table foods, so I may use the above as a starter and add in a few spoonfuls of whatever we (our family) is eating so that she can explore different flavors.

I’d love to hear what you’re doing or have done in the past!

  • Sheri

    My little on is about to be 22 months but still I have to think and plan what he will eat and make sure he is getting enough of all he needs to grow. Glad he is not picky and no allergies.

  • helen vella

    Thinking about what to give them and giving variety is always a challenge and sometimes they only want to eat one thing all the time like my daughter did. Another challenge. Great post.

  • Marisa Hernandez

    OK this sounds easy enough for me to follow! I’m not good with drastic change! I think this can ease me into healthier eating!

  • Curvylogic.com

    Oh wow! This is great! I’ve never seen a meal prep plan for a child. Moms are often so busy they fall into the habit of grabbing something unhealthy to eat, this is awesome.

  • J Shan Trice

    Great bonding time with the little one. Thank so much for sharing!

  • Nellwyn

    I can only imagine how overwhelming it must be to figure out what to feed your kids. I’ll have to share this great meal plan with my friends who have little ones.

  • It must be pretty stressful figuring out what to feed children! You can honestly never go wrong with Cheerios!

  • Oh this is going to be useful to me real soon! I am expecting and will surely bookmark this post.

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  • These are all great ideas for meals. I am not a parent yet but I can only imagine how hard it is to plan meals for kids.