Toddler Meal Plan For a Hangry One-Year-Old

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The baby has reached the joyful age of one. From a food perspective, this is the age where they can eat pretty much everything. As a family of feasters this excites us, but nowhere near as much as it excites the one year old herself – the biggest feaster of us all.  A lot of lunches and snacks that CeCe now eats, come from Daddy Chef throwing something together for her on his day off (perks of having a chef around). He then shows me what he did and it goes on the list.

So, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a suggestive meal plan of what my one-year-old eats that may be useful to other parents. We don’t adhere strictly to this, for example, one week she might have a yoghurt and banana every day for a snack. The variation is to give options and ideas. I will be putting up our own recipes for some of the homemade dishes listed, so be sure to keep a look out for them. The are very quick, throw together dishes, as that is the type of cooking and baking I like, quick and easy!

Weekly Toddler Meal Plan

Toddler Meal Plan

I view the diet as balanced, it isn’t complete clean eating that some parents practice. Some snacks are convenience products bought in a supermarket which do have sugar added. Whatever we make at home we make fresh, therefore a few Liga here and there won’t do irreversible lifelong damage. It saves my sanity. There is a complete embargo on fast food, fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets though. Even my six-year-old would be lucky to get them! To me, they are the real culprits of childhood obesity and lack any form of nutrition. I personally like to indulge in said junk food late on a Saturday night when the girls are sound asleep. Hypocrite mothers unite.

If your have a small toddler, leave me a comment below and let me know what they love to eat!

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Please note; I am not a dietician or nutritionist, nor do I have any qualifications in this area. As a chef, my partner has studied nutrition in college, and this along with HSE publications is where our knowledge of a balanced diet for children comes from. If you have any issues or worries regarding your child's diet, it is important to contact your GP or relevant healthcare professional for advice.


  1. October 17, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    This looks like a nice, balanced meal plan to me 🙂 My 2,5 used to eat almost everything and we now have two picky eaters at home who are far more happier with fish & chips dinner than a home made bolognese even. However, I persist and make sure they at least have a go 🙂 x

    • October 20, 2017 / 8:58 am

      Fish and chips always a huge winner here too! I agree, as long as they give it a go and try new tastes!

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