Sample menu for a 1 year old
The menu for a one-year-old baby should be complete and varied.
A one-year-old child grows intensively, therefore, for the normal physiological development of the baby, a complete and varied diet is required. At this stage of growing up a little peanut, mother’s milk cannot replace products containing many vitamins, biologically active substances, and minerals.
IMPORTANT: If a child at this age is still receiving mother’s milk, it should not be abandoned. Attach your baby to your breast before bed. The baby will receive his portion of mother’s milk and tune in to a good night’s sleep.
We offer an approximate menu for a one-year-old child.
Breakfast: 8.00 Milk – 200 ml or porridge – 150 ml, boiled chicken yolk – 1/2 pc., fruit puree – 50 g, weak tea – 100 ml, white bread – 20 g.
Lunch: 12.00 Soup with chicken meatballs – 100/30 g, vegetable puree – 100 g, dried fruit compote – 100 ml, white bread – 15-20 g.
Lunch: 16.00 Kefir, yogurt or milk – 150 ml, cottage cheese – 50 g, fruit puree – 50 g, cookies – 15 g.
Dinner: 20 00 Vegetable puree with minced meat – 150/30 g, fruit jelly – 50 g, white bread – 20 g.
Dinner before bed: 22.00 Kefir, milk porridge or breastfeeding – 150-200 ml.
The diet of a child at 1 year old by the hour: a diagram
Timing is very important for a baby.
The diet of a one-year-old child is very important for the proper development of the baby. The diet should not differ much from the usual meal of the baby up to a year.
· But given that the baby began to spend more time in a state of wakefulness, the regimen should be adjusted, gradually transferring it to 4-5 meals a day, canceling feeding at night.
3-4 hours break between meals give the child the opportunity to get hungry and eat the offered portions of food with appetite. Such a diet will help the baby to adapt faster in the preschool in the future.
IMPORTANT: A child with poor appetite, weak and often ill, should not be denied nighttime feeding if the child requires food at this time.
· It is recommended to observe the feeding hours of the baby. Time deviations should not exceed 15-20 minutes. It is important to develop a habit in the baby to eat at a certain time.
This contributes to the timely release of digestive juice, which is necessary for high-quality digestion of food, as well as for developing a good appetite in the little one. It is desirable that a one-year-old child has breakfast in the time interval between 8-9 o’clock in the morning.
Snacking between meals should be avoided.
Snacking between main meals should be avoided. Sandwiches, cookies, bagels, some fruits can kill the child’s appetite, which will subsequently affect during the main meal. Even a harmless piece of apple can serve as a reason for further refusal of food at the right time.
The norm of meat for a child of 1 year
Meat dishes are important in the child’s menu. A one-year-old baby needs 60-80 g of meat per day. A 1.5-year-old child should increase this rate to 100 g. It is recommended to use low-fat varieties of chicken, turkey, rabbit, lean beef and veal in the baby’s diet.
It is advisable to give meat dishes in the first half of the day so that they can be absorbed by the children’s body. Young children usually quickly get used to meat products and love food made from meat in the form of: steam cutlets, meatballs, meat pates, soufflés, zrazy, meatballs.
· The range of animal proteins can be expanded by using offal dishes on certain days of the week: liver, tongue, heart. 1-2 times a week, meat can be replaced with fish dishes.