Menu ideas

for the one-to-fives

This menu is intended as a guide for food choice, with ideas for foods to try. A five-year-old will eat considerably more than a one-year-old and so the menu does not give portion sizes.
Give your toddler water throughout the day as required.
Breakfast 

Porridge with milk

Satsuma

Water

Mid-morning 

Banana

Water

Lunch 

Lentil soup with a wholemeal roll

Peach

Water

Mid afternoon snack 

Rice cakes

Mini mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes (quartered)

Water

Tea/dinner 

Minced beef and vegetables with mashed potato (mashed with milk)

Plain whole milk yogurt with strawberries

Water

Evening Drink 

Milk

Breakfast 

Wheat bisk with milk and dried chopped apricots

Water

Mid-morning 

Sliced pear

Milk

Lunch 

Mushroom and cheese omelette. Baby boiled potatoes. Cucumber sticks

Rice pudding

Water

Mid afternoon snack 

Crackers with houmous

Carrot sticks

Water

Tea/dinner 

Tuna and sweetcorn pasta salad. Broccoli

Fresh fruit salad

Water

Evening Drink 

Water

Breakfast 

Scrambled egg with tomatoes and toasted buttered muffin

Milk

Mid-morning 

Red pepper sticks

Water

Lunch 

Baked potato with baked beans (reduced sugar). Green salad

Apple slices. Fromage frais

Water

Mid afternoon snack 

Oatcake with cottage cheese

Grapes

Water

Tea/dinner 

Chicken curry with rice and a chickpea and spinach dahl

Stewed plum with homemade custard

Water

Evening Drink 

Water

Avoid adding salt to your little one’s food.  Flavour foods with herbs and spices instead of salt when cooking.