Menu planner 2

baby’s first family meals

This menu is intended as a guide for food choice, with ideas for foods to try. Some babies will eat more than others and so the menu does not give portion sizes.
Give your baby water throughout the day as required.
Your baby should continue to consume breastmilk or infant formula as required throughout the day.
Breakfast 

Porridge or unsweetened cereal*

Pieces of ripe peeled pear (finger food)

Breastmilk or infant formula

Lunch

Baked beans (reduced salt and sugar)

Toast fingers (finger food)

Plain fromage frais with stewed apple

Breastmilk or infant formula

Tea 

Fish, broccoli and mashed potato

Cooked carrot sticks (finger food)

Chopped grapes (finger food)

Evening

Breastmilk or infant formula

Breakfast 

Wholewheat biscuit cereal*

Pieces of melon (finger food)

Breastmilk or infant formula

Lunch

Scrambled egg (well cooked) with toast, chapatti or pitta bread

Cucumber sticks (finger food)

Soft, ripe peeled peach (finger food)

Breastmilk or infant formula

Tea 

Minced lamb and vegetable casserole with rice

Mixed berries and plain yogurt

Tea/dinner 

Breastmilk or infant formula

Breakfast 

Mashed banana and toast fingers (finger food)

Breastmilk or infant formula

Lunch

Macaroni cheese

Green beans (finger food)

Rice pudding with strawberries

Breastmilk or infant formula

Tea 

Lentil and

vegetable bake

Red pepper slices (finger food)

Evening

Breastmilk or infant formula

*Mixed with either breastmilk, whole cow’s milk or infant formula. Whole cow’s milk may be added to cereal and used in cooking, but it is not suitable as a drink until one year.