Dinner/lunch ideas for a 1 year old?

Lori - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




I need ideas for feeding a 1 year old with only 4 teeth (2 on top, 2 on bottom). I know you can feed them just about anything but since it's just me and him I don't make a lunch to just feed him parts. What did you do for lunch with your 1 year old??


Rachel - posted on 08/29/2009




My daughter is now 5 years old, but for lunches at about 1 year I would pack her small containers with the following things... (If, this is for daycare or a sitter -you should most likely experiment @ home first) 1) diced avocado (it is very soft, like a buttery texture and it contains GOOD vitamins) 2) cherry tomatoes (cut in pieces of 4) 3) Still frozen peas (which for some reason the kids LOVE to eat frozen), Morning Star frozen meatless chicken patties (they are really yummy, yet pricey) and yogurt. Mini pizza bagels also work nice if you cut them into tiny pieces! I would just mix and match these items each day. And add a little fruit. My daughter's favs. was and are watermelon and strawberries! Good luck finding lunch ideas for your 1 year old.... be creative there are so many things to do!

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my daughter loved those little pasta raviolis w spinach and cheese or brocolli and cheese (or whatever combination they came in) in them. you can buy a big bag and it would feed both of you! just make sure its been steeped in the pasta water long enough that its really soft for him.

also, if you make some sort of stew the night before, or even fish, put it in a the chopper or puree it into chunks w a hand held mixer so he can eat it too.

omelets are great lunch ideas for a 1 year old too bec you can add some pureed veggies (like baby food puree) and mix it w the eggs prior to frying. still the best way for my family to eat all their veggies anytime!

Yvette - posted on 06/04/2012




Hi, i am not sure if my baby's meal plan is right. He is 1 year and a week old, has 4 teeth. My meal planned for him were...Here goes.... 6 and 1/2 oz of formula milk at around 9:30am. Lunch at between 1 to 2pm, mixed varieties: brown rice/ porridge, spinach, broccoli, carrots, leeks, pumpkin, egg, potato, sweet potato, frozen corn and peas ( boiled food to soft and blended), kept half in the thermos for dinner round 7pm. Fruits: avocado, banana, (mashed) at around 5:30pm. Sometimes i would give him a fresh papaya before lunch. Lastly, 6 scoops of formula milk mixed with a scoop of cerelac around 11:30pm so he will sleep through the night till i woke up round 9am to make his milk. Soon, i will plan not to blend his food, just mashed , and let him try to chew abit.

Melissa - posted on 08/27/2009




I liked to make extra for dinner the night before, that way we would have leftovers for lunch. Good ideas: spaghetti, or any other pastas, meatloaf (Kraft has a very easy and kid-friendly version that uses stove-top, I like to make it with ground chicken or turkey), Chicken breasts, etc. My daughter loved grilled cheese, cheese quasidilla's, and little pizzas for lunch too. I would just serve a veggie with it.

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just make extra of your meals n give him that both my children have always eaten our meals from around 10 months n now they eat anything i cook

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Rhonda - posted on 08/11/2010




Thanks ya'll for some good ideas. I'm raising my 2 year old grandson with his teen mom and getting him to eat is an every day challenge.

Mandy - posted on 08/28/2009




My daughter loved those frozen mixed veggies, and they were nice I could make enough for just her. The precooked chiken breast strips (not the breaded kind, the ones used for fajitas or sandwiches, they have them frozen or by the sandwich meat) were nice to uyou can heat just what you need. Noodles are always good and easy you can make mac and cheese too. My little girl would like them with veggies and meat mixed in. Other wise gerber has those little meals my little one always liked the ones in the dish, probably not the best thing for every day but once and a while or just a quick easy meal.

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