12 Easy Food Ideas for 1-Year-Old Toddlers

Picky eater problems? Check out these delicious and easy food ideas for 1-year-old toddlers!

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Now that your baby has graduated from pureed fruits and vegetables, it’s time to have some fun in the kitchen! One-year-olds can eat just about everything you do, so include your little one at mealtimes with the family. These tasty food ideas for toddlers will keep everyone happy.
The only drawback? This is a common age for picky eating to start. The best approach is to keep offering healthy options at every meal and never give up.

While you’re at it, check out these gifts for 1-year-olds, too.

What can I feed my 12-month-old?

Your new toddler can eat most foods that you do. Remember that they need plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as healthy sources of protein and fiber. And now that your little one has had their first birthday, they can start drinking whole milk.

What do you feed a picky 1-year-old?

Feeding a picky eater can be an exhausting task, but an important one. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most parents worry when their child refuses a new food, but it takes several tries before the average 1-year-old is ready to try something new. Try pairing new foods with your toddler’s favorite meals and snacks to make the process more fun for both of you.
When your child is ready to eat, try offering healthy meals like…

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.