Monday, June 18, 2007

Sample One-Day Menu for a One-Year Old

I spoke with Kyle's doctor today. We initially had his 12-month check up scheduled for the day after his birthday, but had to reschedule it for two weeks later as the doctor will be out due to jury duty. So since it was postponed, I wanted to check with her if she was OK with me starting whole cow's milk, or if we should wait until Kyle was seen at the appointment. She said go for it, so we won't have to be buying anymore formula after this week! Here's a good Babycenter.com article I found regarding making the transition to cow's milk.

Other changes I am looking forward to... not being as wary about products containing whole eggs or honey. Right now, I am working on incorporating more snack times into Kyle's schedule, so am thinking he will have breakfast as usual around 7:30, nap from 9:30-10:30, snack when he wakes up, lunch around 12 or 12:30. Nap again from 1:30-2:30, snack again a little after he wakes up and then dinner around 5pm. With all of this food coming his way, he'll definitely be a growing boy!

Sample One-Day Menu for a One-Year Old

Taken from the AAP "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child Birth to Age 5"


This menu is planned for a one-year-old child who weighs approximately 21 pounds.

1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon (5 ml)
1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce (15 ml)
1 cup = 8 ounces (240 ml)
1 oz = 30 ml

BREAKFAST
1/2 cup iron-fortified breakfast cereal or 1 cooked egg (not more than 3 eggs per week)
1/4 cup whole milk (with cereal)
4-6 oz. juice
Add to cereal one of the following:
1/2 banana, sliced
2-3 large sliced strawberries

SNACK
1 slice toast or whole wheat muffin
1-2 tablespoons cream cheese or peanut butter
1 cup whole milk

LUNCH
1/2 sandwich - tuna, egg salad, peanut butter, or cold cuts
1/2 cup cooked green vegetables

SNACK
1-2 ounces cubed cheese, or 2-3 tablespoons pitted and diced dates
1 cup whole milk

DINNER
2-3 ounces cooked meat, ground or diced
1/2 cup cooked yellow or orange vegetables
1/2 cup pasta, rice, or potato
1/2 cup whole milk

12 comments:

Wendy said...

Many thanks!!! I found you via a Google search and I linked back to your blog!

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Fatma said...

Thanks for the baby menu, It is really helpfull.
My daughter turn 1 year next month, I think this menu will be perfect for her.

Chantel said...

Thank you so much! I'm starting tomorrow!

Treetz said...

Are cold cuts really good to give a young child? I thought they were bad because of all the sulphites. What type do you use?

Bloogerina said...

this menu sounds interesting but im wondering how do you feed the sandwhich to your one year old? my little girl just turned 1 and im not sure how to feed her different foods i usually give her small pieces but most of the time im kind of clueless.

James said...

I would like to say that you really made my day, it's wonderful when you just look around the web
and find something like this, reminds me of that ''How to make a dinner for a romantic...'' by Elsa Thomas,
you're a wonderful writer let me tell you!!! ñ_ñ

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Andrew said...

Thank you so much, my baby just turned one and I had no idea on time schedule or food to feed him. Before his formula scheduls goes 6am; 10am; 2pm; 6pm; 9:30-10pm.

Tracy said...

My daughter turned 1 a mth ago but she hasn't started cutting teeth yet, so am kinda really worried about what sort of food to give her since she cant chew it...all of these are really helpful because i want to start her on more than what she's getting but am stuck on what would be best for her as she has no teeth...can u help me

Miami-water.com/blog said...

Cool menu some of those things i cant really work with like eggs baby allergic to them.. the honey kinda worried till he is 2.. Rice i'm concerned as it too hard and he choked on it before... maybe i need to add more water..i think a blender is the best fried for a baby that's for sure how about a blended sandwich lol..i also think it is important to remove any pesticides that maybe present on fruits and veggies i came across a great way to do this http://miami-water.com/blog/why-i-wash-soak-and-juice-my-fruits-and-vegetables-with-filtered-water-and-vinegar/

Del said...

Great menu!but my one year old won't eat any solid so I have to puree all her food!

Del said...

Great menu!but my one year old won't eat any solid so I have to puree all her food!

Heena said...

I have 14 month old twins, they too won't eat solid so all puréed food. Maybe that is because no teeth have come through yet.