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Healthy Meal Plan (Baby Edition!)


Next week my brothers are coming into town! We are very excited to visit with them.  So I decided I’m not making a meal plan, because we will most likely be eating on the run, in the park, and eating whatever we can find.  So, I figured this will be the perfect opportunity to share a meal plan for babies!

My favorite neighbor baby is almost 1 years old, so this meal plan is specifically for ages 9-12 months. (Clearly, she’s not 9 months in this picture, but she is now!)


Baby should be nursed or bottle fed 3-5 times in a 24 hour period at this age. The following meal plan provides per day

  • 6-8 TBL of grains or cereal
  • 6-8 TBL Vegetables
  • 6-8 TBL Fruit
  • 4-5 TBL Meats, Dairy, and beans

Depending on your baby, everything on this plan of course doesn’t need to be mashed or pureed. Use your best judgment, but make sure food is soft.

Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday 3 TBL Oat Cereal with 3 TBL mashed bananas 3 TBL applesauce, small bits of whole wheat toast 3 TBL rice cereal and 1 TBL plain yogurt 4 TBL pureed carrots 2 TBL mashed potatoes 3 TBL chicken, ground or mashed
Tuesday 3 TBL Barley cereal and 3 TBL peaches 3 TBL pears and 2 TBL cottage cheese 3 TBL avocado with 3 TBL Barley cereal 4 TBL Pureed green beans 3 TBL Squash with 3 TBL Tilapia, chopped up
Wednesday 3 TBL Rice Cereal mixed with 3 TBL pears 3 TBL Peaches with 3 TBL Yogurt Cheese 3 TBL Squash, pureed and 2 TBL Mashed black beans 3 TBL Pureed Mixed veggies 2 TBL Mashed sweet potatoes and 4 TBL mushy pasta
Thursday 3 TBL Oat cereal mixed with 3 TBL peaches 3 TBL Pureed green beans 3 TBL Risotto mixed with 3 TBL sweet potatoes 4 TBL banana, peach, strawberry mix 3 TBL ground turkey with 2 TBL Mashed potatoes
Friday 3 TBL Scrambled eggs (kept soft) 3 TBL Bananas 2 TBL Mashed strawberries 3 TBL Pieces of toast with 3 TBL Applesauce 4 TBL avocado with 1 TBL plain yogurt or cottage cheese 3 TBL Barley cereal, 1 TBL chopped chicken, and 2 TBL Pureed carrots



Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Hi great blog! We have a new born, you have a lot of great info for the up coming months. Thanks and i will definitely be visiting again!

This is a great menu plan idea! However, it is important to note that until a baby is 1 year old foods are just for experimenting and the majority of their nutrition should still come from breastmilk (or formula when that is not possible).

Amy how fun to have your brothers come and visit you. It will be a fun week for you I’m sure. What a neat idea to do a baby week menu. Have a great week and get lots of pictures to share with us.

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com is a great resource for making homemade baby food. I used it when my 3 year old was a baby and will be using it in a few months when my little girl starts on solids. It’s the only resource I needed to make all the baby food for my child.

I tried your home made fruit roll ups, and i left them in the oven over night because I didn’t want to wake up at midnight to check on them. This morning they were still gooey. What happened? Is there a way to fix it still?? I followed your instructions exactly. 🙁 HELP!

Hard to tell what happened! Did you layer it too thick on the pan? Because overnight would certainly be plenty of time! Did you remember the water to thin out the puree? This kind of project does take some trial and error. I would definitely give it a second or third try.

Let me know if it works out for you!

Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old
room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward
this page to him. Pretty sure he will have a good
read. Many thanks for sharing!