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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Food Chart for Toddlers

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


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




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





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


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    • Priya Sachan

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

      जनवरी 1, 2016 at 10:22 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • aisha

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

    जनवरी 1, 2016 at 8:00 पूर्वाह्न Reply

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  • charu

    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.

    जनवरी 14, 2016 at 1:16 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Thank you, Charu! 🙂

      जनवरी 14, 2016 at 1:49 अपराह्न Reply

  • Nithya

    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?

    फ़रवरी 13, 2016 at 9:51 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      You may use the same quantity as the baking cups.

      फ़रवरी 14, 2016 at 8:22 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • 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

    मार्च 4, 2016 at 5:40 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Sheetal, If he is otherwise healthy and active, there may not be much to be worried. This is coming from a mum to a lean child.. 🙂
      However, you may include other calorie-rich foods in his diet to make up for all the activity he must be involved in. Do go through below articles. 🙂
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      मार्च 4, 2016 at 6:02 अपराह्न Reply

  • Arpita Gaikwad

    this chart is very helpfulll……thank thanks a lot

    मार्च 16, 2016 at 4:43 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Glad you liked it!!

      मार्च 16, 2016 at 5:11 अपराह्न Reply

  • Bimal

    Very nice and really helpful

    मार्च 28, 2016 at 6:19 अपराह्न Reply