Vegetarian Food Chart/ Meal Plan for 2 year old/ 18-24 month Toddler Food Chart

Toddler Food Chart

At 2 years, your toddler is a proficient eater. She can eat everything that you are eating with less spice, as long as there is no history of allergy. These plans try to keep a balance of nutrients across meals, by giving you ideas to ensure a healthy and balanced diet for your child, but it is important to keep in mind that your child is unique and you must follow her cue when feeding.

2 years old toddler food chart(veg)

 

Unlike food chart for babies, you will see more variety here. Also, dairy is limited to 1-2 cups per day, so that children do not fill themselves up on milk alone. Give wide variety of dairy products if you child does not like milk, like cheese, paneer, curd etc. The portions are tentative, so if your child wants to eat more, count your blessings and give more  too.

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We have divided the food chart into vegetarian and non-vegetarian charts, as per the feedback of our readers.

For vegetarians, the main source of proteins are the legumes or pulses. Remember to include wide variety of pulses in your child’s diet. From lentils to chickpeas to beans and soya, there is no dearth of variety. Also include nuts, seeds and dairy in some form in your child’s diet. Alternative grains like ragi, buckwheat, millets too have good amounts of protein in them, so no need to fret that your child is not getting enough protein.

Sample diet plan for toddlers/ food for 2 year old

Diet for underweight toddler

 

 

Breakfast

Mid-Morning

Lunch

Afternoon/ Evening

Dinner

Mon

1 cup milk + 1 brown bread cucumber+ tomato sandwich

1/2 bowl of Strawberries

1/4 cup Masoor Dal, 1/2 cup rice, 1/4 cup okra(bhindi curry) + 2 slices cucumber

1 poha cutlet+1/2 cup milk

1 roti + 1/4 cup matar paneer

Tue

1 small parantha + 1/4 cup curd

1/2 cup watermelon pieces

1 chapati with ghee+ 1/4 cup toor dal+ 1/4 cup gobhi aloo

1/2 cup milk + 1 small hara bhara kabab

1 cup Red rice pulao

Wed

Oatmeal made with full cream milk

Grape halves

1 cup vegetable pulao with 1/2 cup curd/ raita

1/2 cup Fruit yogurt

1/2 cup tomato soup + 1/2 whole wheat pasta in red sauce

 

Vegetable Poha + 1 cup milk

Banana slices

1 cup vegetable Khichdi with 1/2 cup curd

Orange wedges

dal parantha + 2 slices of cucumber

Fri

Ragi dosa/ Chila

1 cup Sweetlime juice with 2 crackers/ wholewheat  biscuits

1/2 cup rice+ 1/4 cup chhole + 1/2 tomato+1/2 cup curd

Cornflakes with 1/2 milk

1 methi parantha with tomato chutney

Sat

2 bread pizzas

1/2 cup papaya milkshake

1 cup Lemon rice with sambhar

Banana, strawberry smoothie

1 roti + kaddu(pumpkin curry)

Sun

Vermicelli / sevai Upma

1/2 apple

1 roti with ghee + lauki sabji

Strawberry milkshake

1 cup Vegetable tehri with curd

 

Some tips for parents of toddlers:

  • Try not to over-feed.
  • Do not give in to the ease and indulgence of fast food often.
  • This is the age when healthy eating habits can be cultivated and nurtured for life.
  • Talk to your child about nutrition and difference between healthy and junk food.
  • Eat healthy yourself as children learn by watching you.

 

 

Non-vegetarian food chart for 2 years old toddlers

 

2 years old toddler food chart -veg

 

 Hope this food chart will help you in planning your baby’s food. If you like it, do share it in your circle. Do leave a comment to ask a question or let us know your feedback.  You can follow us on Facebook, twitter and pinterest.

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21 Responses to “Vegetarian Food Chart/ Meal Plan for 2 year old/ 18-24 month Toddler Food Chart”

  1. charu goel

    my child is 26 months old….he is nt eating properly…not gaining height…he is underweight also…

    Reply
    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Charu, y
      Is he active otherwise? Toddlers are notorious for being picky eaters and being overactive leading to less gain in weight. Usually there is nothing to worry, but you may mention this to his doctor on next visit.
      Meanwhile, you may give him some calorie-dense food to help weight gain. Do go through below articles.

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      Reply
  2. Madhumita das

    Hi my son is 24months BT he doesn’t eat solid foods he likes liquid I also give liquid like banana shake rawa milk and biscuits etc……how I progress chewing to my baby tell me plsssss

    Reply
    • Priya Sachan

      Please stop pureeing his food. At least offer mashed food, so that he gets used to lumpy food. Offer finger foods which he might like. If he likes banana, cut it into slices and offer him. Don’t insist that he eats it. Let him make a mess if he wants. He might want to explore it and put it in mouth.

      Reply
  3. Somnath Shukla

    My child is18 month she is having cold twice in months that’s why she does not eat

    Reply
  4. Sonal Padhiyar

    Hi,

    My daughter is 20 month old. She is very active but she is very fussy eater. She hardly feels hungry. She is not even gaining weight. Her weight is 9.3kg. Following is her diet chart, please review and advice

    8 to9 am – milk with bhakhri/ dosa / oats/ biscuit
    10 to 11:30 she sleeps
    11:30 am – mango juice/ banana shake/ ragi milk
    1 to 2pm – half roti with curd/milk and vegetable khichdi
    2:30 to 4pm she sleeps
    4 to 5pm – mosambi juice/ chiku shake/ maggie/ milk biscuit
    8 pm – half roti sabji dal rice with buttermilk
    About 9pm she sleeps and during night she only want breastfeeding. All her food mentioned above is also in smashed or liquid form she will eat. Please advice

    Reply
  5. Meenakshi

    My daughter per-matured child . she is 2 years old . she always refused to eat chaptti, dal , curd & fruits .

    Reply
  6. Sonal Padhiyar

    Hi

    My daughter is 20 month old. She is very active but she is very fussy eater. She hardly feels hungry. She is not even gaining weight. Her weight is 9.3kg. Following is her diet chart, please review and advice

    8 to9 am – milk with bhakhri/ dosa / oats/ biscuit
    10 to 11:30 she sleeps
    11:30 am – mango juice/ banana shake/ ragi milk
    1 to 2pm – half roti with curd/milk and vegetable khichdi
    2:30 to 4pm she sleeps
    4 to 5pm – mosambi juice/ chiku shake/ maggie/ milk biscuit
    8 pm – half roti sabji dal rice with buttermilk
    About 9pm she sleeps and during night she only want breastfeeding. All her food mentioned above is also in smashed or liquid form she will eat. Please advice

    Reply
    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Sonal,
      Her intake seems fine. Just try and move her to finger foods where she has more control and she will also get into a habit eating chunky food. Give her fruit slices, banana slices, chiku slices, mini idli etc.
      Do not force her to finish everything. Control the urge to make her eat. Offer it to her and then leave her to eat. Give her only a little amount at a time. Gradually she will start enjoying her food.
      Also, weight depends on a lot of factors so don’t worry as long as she is healthy and gaining milestones on time.
      Hope this helps.

      Reply
      • Sonal Padhiyar

        Thank you Priya,

        Since one week my daughter is having constipation. I showed to doctor as well and completed 3 days medicine. Till i gave medicine she was ok, again the same problem persist. I am giving her banana, i add hing in cooked food as well. Please advice

        Reply
  7. helina patil

    my daughter is 2 years old . she is taking proper food. her weight is only 8.700 kgs. she is very active but very leazzy in food. pls advise me.

    Reply
  8. nitya singh

    My daughter is of 1 1/2 years but she is under weight and she don’t eat what is your suggestion to improve her diet.

    Reply

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