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
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!