Food Chart For 1 Year Old Baby with Recipes

Food Chart For 1 Year Old Baby with Recipes

If your baby is a one-year-old now, it’s time to celebrate! What a milestone your baby has crossed! Now that your baby has hit the one year mark, it’s time to introduce new foods, new flavours, new textures into his diet, along with the best food for babies, breast milk.

Let’s take a look at a few things you should keep in mind about your baby’s dietary restrictions, a food chart for 1  year old baby and easy recipes you can make in no time.


Things to keep in mind while making food chart for one year baby:

#1. Feeding cow’s milk to your baby can still be put on hold till the 18th month. Breast milk is sufficient in terms of milk consumption and even trusted brands of formula are safer than cow’s milk. Cow’s milk puts undue pressure on your baby’s kidneys and this in turn may cause diarrhea and fever.


#2. Now that your baby has some teeth, it is time to slowly do away with pureed or mashed food items. There is no need for food like this as your now baby can chew solids and semi-solids easily. If your baby doesn’t know how to chew or shows reluctance in chewing food, consult a pediatrician to figure out what the problem is.


#3. Don’t give in to your baby’s food tantrums. Now that he has tasted some wonderful tasting foods, he will only want those, even though it may not be healthy. Stick to healthy food options and keep the sweets and savouries to a minimum.

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#4. After the first year, babies don’t put on weight as easily as they did in their first year. Hence, it is important to feed him only how much is necessary and not force feed him to put on weight. This in turn could lead to many health problems and also childhood obesity.


#5. Babies are extremely fussy about food at this age. For example, you may notice that your baby’s tastes have changed drastically. Something that he liked eating in the previous week, he may not like the following week. However, it is important to not be worried about this change and continue feeding him a variety of foods.


#6. Now is a good time to add egg whites in your baby’s diet.


#7. Make sure that your baby is getting the required amount of all the nutrients his body needs, especially iron. Babies need a lot of iron at this age, so include iron-rich foods like beans, poultry, sweet potatoes etc into his diet.


#8. Make a feeding schedule and stick to it. It helps your baby learn how to understand hunger and is in general, a good practice.


Food Chart For 1 Year Old Baby


1 Year Old Baby Food Chart With Recipe


Baby Feeding Time Table 

Early Morning Breakfast After Breakfast Lunch Evening Dinner Before Bed
Mon Breast Milk/Formula Packaged/ Homemade Cerelac Apple Rice, Dal And Sabji Suji Kheer Breast Milk/Formula
Tues Breast Milk/Formula Aloo paratha Banana Chapathi + Dal Jam +Bread Paneer with Roti Breast Milk/Formula
Wed Breast Milk/Formula Vegetable Idli Cucumber Sweet potato sabji + Rice Packaged / Homemade Cerelac Steamed Idli Breast Milk/Formula
Thurs Breast Milk/Formula Boiled Potatoes SeasonalFruit Vegetable soup + bread Potato Wedges Potato Sabji + Rice + Dal Breast Milk/Formula
Fri Breast Milk/Formula Steamed Vegetables Boiled Carrot Chhole + Rice Vegetable Pasta Aloo Paratha Breast Milk/Formula
Sat Breast Milk/Formula Packaged/ Homemade Cerelac Egg Whites Sattu Pancake Fruit Bowl Plain Khichdi Breast Milk/Formula
Sun Breast Milk/Formula Suji Upma Seasonal Fruit Sabji + Chapathi Steamed Idli Tomato and Carrot Soup + Bread Breast Milk/Formula


Also Read: 21 Weight Gain Foods for Babies

A Few Helpful Recipes for 1 Year Old Baby

#1. Homemade Cerelac


  • 1.5 cup White rice or Brown Rice
  • 1 cup black urad dal
  • 1 cup green gram
  • 1 cup roasted gram
  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup masoor dal
  • 1 cup wheat dalia
  • ½ cup Saboodana (Sagoo)
  • ½ cup Horse gram
  • ½ cup corn



  • Soak the ingredients in water in different containers for 8-9 hours.
  • Now dry all of the ingredients patiently.
  • Roast all the dry ingredients.
  • Roast the rice till they become puffy.
  • Roast the dal and wheat dalia till they are golden brown in color.
  • Roast the sago and grams till they are crispy.
  • Roast cashew nuts and almonds till they start giving an aroma.
  • Roast the corn till they are golden brown in colour and crackle.
  • Put all the ingredients in a mixer blender. Grind them all till they have a powdery texture.
  • Sift the flour to ensure it is finer.
  • You can store this in an airtight jar for 4-6 months and use as and when required.


How to prepare Sathu Maavu (Homemade Cerelac)

  • Add two tablespoons of water into the mixture and make sure there are no lumps.
  • Cook the mixture on a slow flame for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  • You can also add some almonds, cashew (powdered).


Here are a few more Homemade Cerelac Recipes!

#2. Aloo Paratha


  • Potatoes – 5 (medium sized)
  • Butter – 3 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 tablespoon
  • Chat Masala – 1 tablespoon
  • Hing – According to taste
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ajwain – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander – A few leaves (chopped)
  • Flour – To make the dough (As required)



  • Boil potatoes and mash them in a large bowl.
  • Add onions, salt, chat masala, ajwain, hing, coriander and mix them well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and water to make the dough.
  • Roll the dough into small roti like circles.
  • In one roti, small a ball of the potato filling and place it in the centre.
  • Place another roti on top of it.
  • Roll it over smoothly and cook it in a heated kadai or non-stick pan.
  • Serve it with butter.


#3. Vegetable Idli


  • Idli batter – 2 cups
  • Green beans – ½ cup (chopped into small pieces)
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Refined Oil – 2 spoons
  • Jeera – ¼ teaspoon
  • Carrot – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few



  • Apply a thin film of oil in the idli maker and set it aside.
  • Mix idli batter with salt.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and roast mustard seeds in it.
  • Once it sputters, add jeera and curry leaves. Turn the heat off and let it rest for a bit.
  • Pour idli batter into the maker and top it off with chopped vegetables.
  • Cook for about 12 minutes and serve.


#4. Vegetable Pasta


  • Pasta – 1 Cup (Choose pasta type)
  • Vegetables – 1 Cup (Vegetables you prefer chopped)
  • Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cheese – Grated (As required)



  • Boil pasta in a large vessel of water for about 8 – 12 minutes.
  • After it is done, drain it and set it aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and saute the vegetables for a few minutes.
  • Add the pasta in the minute and cook it for a minute or two. Keep stirring.
  • Serve with grated cheese on top.

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#5. Tomato And Carrot Soup


  • Carrot – 1
  • Tomato – 1 (Large)
  • Onion – 1 (Finely Chopped)
  • Salt – As required
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Jeera – ¼ teaspoon
  • Water – 1 and ½ cups
  • Black pepper powder – A pinch (optional)



  • Peel the carrot and chop it into small pieces along with the tomato.
  • Heat a pressure cooker and add butter and jeera. Once it crackles, add the onions.
  • Keep stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Add the carrot and tomato along with salt.
  • Pressure cook everything for at least 3 whistles.
  • Transfer it to a blender and grind it to form a smooth paste.
  • Strain the soup before serving.


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