10 Nutritious and Useful Foods for One-Year-Old Babies and Toddlers

Bananas, peaches, and other soft fruits

As they self-feed, your 1-year-old develops a pincer grasp, squeezing and manipulating food with their fingertips. Softer, fresher fruits are great for transitioning and beyond.

Yogurt and milk

Milk and yogurt nourish teeth with protein and calcium. A 244 ml glass of whole milk delivers your 1-year-old 39% of his daily calcium and 8 grams of protein. 


Children don't develop jaw-grinding, which facilitates chewing, until age 4. Their food must be mashed or cut into little pieces till then .

 Whole grain pancakes

Kids enjoy pancakes, and whole grains are vitamin, mineral, and fiber-rich. Whole grain pancakes are ideal for a 1-year-old.


Eggs are a health booster for toddlers and adults. They include protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients for eye and brain health. 

Firm or silken tofu

Tofu is firm and offers maximal protein, calcium, and iron. A 56-gram firm tofu meal gives your child 1 mg of iron, 14% of the DV. Calcium is 12% per serving.

Chicken or turkey bites

Soft pieces of chicken or ground turkey can help your child get extra protein. These nutrients are essential for growth. 


Avocados are great for 1-year-olds. During this transitional period, its creamy texture and remarkable nutritional profile help your youngster grow.


Kids need to hydrate while they wean off formula or breast milk. Water is great. Restock sippy cups as needed.

Steamed broccoli, peas, and carrots 

vSteaming broccoli, peas, and carrots is a great method to introduce your child to this food group.

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