Sample Diet Plans/Food Chart for Toddlers, Toddler Friendly Meals

Most parents are worried about their toddler’s nutrition as toddler are infamous for being erratic eaters. And one main worry is how and what to serve. Variety is the key when it comes to a toddler, so keep rotating stuff keep it interesting. At the same time, do remember your kid’s favorites of healthy food items so that you can serve them often and keep her happy.

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Here we give some healthy and wholesome vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to plan your toddler’s meals around.

If your child does not get up very early , you may start right at breakfast. This food chart for toddlers is just a sample and you must tweak it to suit your baby’s and your preference and convenience.

 

Diet plans / Food Chart for toddlers

 

Early Morning

A glass of milk, 2 marie biscuits

Breakfast

Vegetarian options :

1/2 bowl of milk with cornflakes and ½ banana

1/2 cup oatmeal with ½ teaspoon of honey and half an apple

1/2 cup dalia made with milk with crushed or powdered nuts

1/2 cup suji halwa with powdered cashews and almonds

1/2  bowl of vegetable poha

1 cheese and tomato sandwich

1 vegetable sandwich

 ½ stuffed vegetable parantha

1 idli with peanut chutney

½  cup suji upma with vegetables

1 small cheela with tomato chutney or sauce

2 pieces paneer sandwich dhokla with green chutney

Non-vegetarian options:

1 scrambled egg with buttered toast

1 Omelette with buttered toast

French toast

2 small Banana pancakes with honey

 

You can check out below food chart for toddlers, if you want a specific vegetarian or non-vegetarian plan.

Weekly Meal plan for 2 years old (vegetarian)

Weekly Meal plan for 2 years old (non-vegetarian)

 

Mid-morning Snack

You should keep this snack light as there is not much gap between this and lunch and filling up on this would not leave much room for lunch.

 1 small banana, a small apple, 1 orange, half a cup cut papaya or any other seasonal fruit

2 marie or whole-wheat biscuits

½  cup cut seasonal fruit

1/2 glass shikanji with honey

 ½ cup plain chaas

 

 

Lunch

Vegetarian options:

1 small chapatti smeared with little ghee with ¼ cup dal and ¼ cup vegetable. Keep serving different vegetables and dals.

¼ cup dal and ¼ cup seasonal vegetable with ½ cup rice. Add ½ teaspoon ghee to dal.

1 cup vegetable khichdi with ½ teaspoon ghee on top.

½ cup rice with ½ cup of sambar and 1 teaspoon peanut chutney.

1 cup vegetable pulao with ½ cup yogurt or raita.

½ cup matar paneer with ½ cup rice or 1 small parantha.

Non-vegetarian options:

Vegetable pulao with ¼ cup egg curry

1 small chapatti with ¼ cup chicken curry and salad

½ cup rice with ¼ cup fish curry and veggies on the side

Mild chicken biryani with mixed veg raita

 

 

Evening Snack

 

½ cup milk with 2 wholewheat crackers

1 small sandwich with mixed fruit jam and butter

1 smallpeanut butter sandwich

½ cup fresh fruit cut in to cubes and ½ cup milk

1 cup fresh fruit milkshake(banana, mango, cheeku etc)

1 cup fresh fruit smoothie

5-6 sweet potato fries

3-4 Tofu or paneer sticks

 

 

Dinner

 

Most kids don’t want to eat a heavy dinner as their activity levels go down in the evening, so do not insist on them eating a lot. Let the kid eat whatever and however much she wants.

½ cup Vegetable pulao with mixed raita

½ to 1 cup Vermicelli upma with vegetables

½ to 1 cup Vegetable pasta with cheese

½ to 1 cup Vegetable noodles

½ to 1 cup Khichdi with veggies

½ cup matar paneer with ½ cup rice or 1 small parantha

1 small chapatti with paneer bhurji

Non-vegetarian options:

Vegetable pulao with ¼ cup egg curry

1 small chapatti with ¼ cup chicken curry and salad

½ cup rice with ¼ cup fish curry and veggies on the side

Mild chicken biryani with mixed veg raita

Chicken and veg pasta in tomato sauce

Egg and veg noodles

 

I shared the daily routine/ feeding schedule of my 5 years old here.

Daily Routine/ Feeding Schedule of my 5 years old Preschooler

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21 Responses to “Sample Diet Plans/Food Chart for Toddlers, Toddler Friendly Meals”

  1. Can u plz make d diet chart for toddlers in download pdf option or Android application

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  2. Nice healthy, Diet chart for toddlers priya ,this one looks very helpful for mothers .A lot of times,kids get fed up from the regular food which they get daily ,this will help us to give them a change.

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  3. Hi, thanks for the sample. Could you please specify or guide how much would a cup measure? There are way too many sizes of cups. Does it have any standard measure as in baking?

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      • Thank you for sharing such useful tips :). I’ve been using these tips and it works well with my daughter.

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  4. sheetal salve

    my child was 2 and half year old.he was underweight i was worried plz sgggest me diet plan .he dont drink milk plz suggest

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  5. Jyothi rao

    Hello Priya,
    my son is 8 yrs old and he weighs only 18.5 kgs. can you please prepare a vegetarian diet chart .
    the chart you have done is very helpful thank you.my son is very active kid. he is very cooperative and not a picky eater.
    if he dosn’t put on weight, the doctor has told that he has to do the blood test and other different tests. please help me out.

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    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Jyothi,
      I can understand your concerns. I am working on food charts for older children and will share asap. Good thing is that your son is not a picky eater. Try adding extra calories to what he eats normally. Can you share his current food routine, so we can suggest based on that.

      Reply
  6. Can u tell me how many grams equals 1 cup and whether it is 1/cup of cooked r raw rice

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    • Priya Sachan

      This page has quantities of cooked food only. So, it is 1 cup of cooked rice.

      Reply
  7. Preeti

    My son is 8 yrs and overweight. He weighs 55 kgs and is almost 5 feet tall. Can you please suggest me an indian veg diet plan for him?

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  8. Priya Sachan

    We are working on it, Aisha!! Glad that they are helpful to you…

    Reply

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