18 Months Baby Food Chart - Simple Ingredients & Simple Recipes

Having a 1.5-year-old child is no joke! At this point, you have made it through 18 months of a whirlwind experience. From bringing the baby into the house, going through the anxiety-ridden first night to learning how to understand and communicate with your child, we’re sure these past months have been a journey of a lifetime. We imagine that with so much going on, 18 months probably flew by!

The fun and frolic are now about to take a new turn as at this age, little ones start to show their childlike tendencies and can get up to all sorts of naughtiness. Our babies are keen to explore the world around them and are going to be romping all over the house, continuing to keep us parents on our toes through our waking hours. This naughtiness and exploration, however, is one of the most endearing things to behold, and seeing our little ones grow in front of our eyes is one of the most fulfilling things a parent shall probably experience. In fact, all this naughtiness makes us gush over them even more!

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This also means that we now have to be extra vigilant with regard to the health and immunity of our child. Health, immunity, and nutrition should be prioritized from day 1. Here's an immunity-boosting recipe to help your little one give that extra boost of immunity. The environments our children interact with are full of germs, microorganisms, and bacteria that can make them sick. The only to make all this an enjoyable process is to ensure that the immunity of our babies is strong, allowing their babies to fight and protect against any harmful substance in the environment around them.

The key to this is using simple and organic ingredients. The more complicated a food item is, the higher the chance of it being unhealthy. The labels of any food given to your child should be simple and easy to understand; scientific names have no business going inside our children’s tummies! Simple ingredients pack the highest nutrition and are often the easiest to use for quick and convenient recipes.

Oats recipes are a great example of this. Oats are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are a really versatile ingredient you can experiment with within the kitchen. A particularly useful oats recipe is the overnight oats jar. Made with organic oats, chia, and nuts, this is a highly nutritious breakfast for your little one that just takes 5 minutes of preparation the night before! Letting this rest over the night turns it into a delicious morning breakfast that is hassle-free and ready to eat. Chia seeds are high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants while nuts are great for protein and healthy fats.

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Convenient recipes like this help keep your baby healthy and happy and also leave you with free time to catch your breath! Organizing all this into a baby food chart is the simplest way to make sure it all gets done. Check out our 18-month baby food chart here:

Week 1:


Breakfast: Paneer/ Egg Bhurji with Paratha
Mid-Morning Snack: Kiwi Chunks
Lunch: Khichadi with Masoor Dal
Evening Snack: Soybean and  potato Cutlet
Dinner: Thick tomato soup

Breakfast: Banana Oats Pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Pineapple chunks
Lunch: Methi Parantha with curd
Evening Snack: Dry Fruits Ragi Laddu
Dinner: Paneer Paratha with Butter

Breakfast: Moong dal cheela 
Mid-Morning Snack: Dahi Idli
Lunch: Matar mushroom with chapati
Evening Snack: Suji Toast
Dinner: Vegetable Vermicelli

Breakfast: Idli with Coconut Chutney
Mid-Morning Snack: Fruit Smoothie
Lunch: Spinach Moong Dal Khichadi
Evening Snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Aloo Masala Dosa

Breakfast: Paneer Sandwich
Mid-Morning Snack: Cookie Crumbs Yoghurt Fruit Salad
Lunch: Beetroot Khichadi with pumpkin raita
Evening Snack: Mini Pizza
Dinner: Moong Dal with chapati

Breakfast: Bread Omelet/ French Toast
Mid-Morning Snack: Banana Custard
Lunch: Chatpati Arbi with Roti
Evening Snack: Chaach/ Lassi
Dinner: Vegetable Khichadi
Breakfast: Aloo Paratha with Butter
Mid-Morning Snack: Fruits Smoothie
Lunch: Kadhi Chawal
Evening Snack: Ragi Dosa Tacos
Dinner: Chapati & Matar Paneer


18 Months Baby Food Chart

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Week 2:


Breakfast: Wheat Banana Pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Lunch: Aloo Parantha with curd
Evening Snack: Spring Rolls
Dinner: Moong Dal Khichdi

Breakfast: Rava Upma with coconut chutney
Mid-Morning Snack: Kiwi Chunks
Lunch:  Matar Mushroom with chapati
Evening Snack: Ragi Potato Cutlets
Dinner: Aloo Parantha with Butter

Breakfast: Egg bhurji/ besan chiila
Mid-Morning Snack: Pomegranate 
Lunch: Vegetable Khichdi with Curd
Evening Snack: Corn & Pea Patty
Dinner: Pulao with Curd

Breakfast:  Veg Poha
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Jeera Aloo with chapati & Raita
Evening Snack: Fruit & Vegetable Cream Salad
Dinner: Jaggery ghee roti laddu

Breakfast: Vegetable Grilled Sandwich with cheese
Mid-Morning Snack: Baked Fruit chips
Lunch: Sweet Rice
Evening Snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Mix Veg with chapati

Breakfast: Moong Dal Spinach Cheela with tomato chutney
Mid-Morning Snack: Orange Banana Smoothie
Lunch: Jeera Rice with vegetable raita
Evening Snack: Cucumber Sticks
Dinner: Dal Palak with chapati
Breakfast: Vegetable Dalia
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Masala Bhindi with chapati
Evening Snack: Fruit Custard
Dinner: Veg Biryani with Raita

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Week 3:


Breakfast: Vegetable Upma
Mid-Morning Snack: Papaya chunks 
Lunch: Green Gram Dal & Rice
Evening Snack: Arbi Fingers
Dinner: Ragi Dosa

Breakfast: Steamed Ragi Dosa
Mid-Morning Snack: Fruit Yoghurt
Lunch:  Aloo with chapati 
Evening Snack: Ragi Sheera
Dinner: Sambhar & Rice

Breakfast: Oats Banana Pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Watermelon Juice
Lunch: Vegetable Khichdi
Evening Snack: Sweet corn potato cutlet
Dinner: Bhindi masala with chapati

Breakfast: Egg omelet/ Paneer
Mid-Morning Snack: Kiwi
Lunch: Kadhi and Rice
Evening Snack: Baked Beet Sticks
Dinner: Spinach & paneer paratha

Breakfast: Sprouted Cheela with paneer
Mid-Morning Snack: Mango Milkshake
Lunch: Paneer Bhurji with chapati
Evening Snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Tomato Onion Uthappam

Breakfast: Onion Parantha with green chutney
Mid-Morning Snack: Banana Smoothie
Lunch: Palak Paneer Rice
Evening Snack: Beetroot Cutlets
Dinner: Sweet Vermicelli with dry fruit
Breakfast: Idli with Chutney
Mid-Morning Snack: Fruit smoothie
Lunch: Vegetable Pulao
Evening Snack: Baked banana chips
Dinner: Thick tomato soup

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Week 4:


Breakfast: Banana Pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Papaya
Lunch: Curd Rice
Evening Snack: Mini Pizza
Dinner: Dal with Ghee chapati

Breakfast: Oats Apple Porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Fruit Smoothie
Lunch: Aloo Puri 
Evening Snack: Sandesh
Dinner:  Green Gram dal with Rice

Breakfast: French Toast/ Paneer Sandwich
Mid-Morning Snack: Kiwi Banana Smoothie
Lunch: Bottle gourd vegetable Roti and cucumber raita
Evening Snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Paneer Parantha with green chutney

Breakfast: Vegetable Poha
Mid-Morning Snack: Banana Fritters
Lunch: Moong dal and Rice
Evening Snack: Tomato soup
Dinner: Mashed Ghee Roti with pumpkin vegetable

Breakfast: Boiled egg/ paneer
Mid-Morning Snack: Stewed apple
Lunch: Jeera Aloo with Roti & Pineapple raita
Evening Snack: Chaach/ lassi
Dinner: Sambhar Rice

Breakfast: Sambhar Vada
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Methi Parantha with Mint Raita
Evening Snack: Apple
Dinner: Vegetable Khichdi with Curd
Breakfast: Rava Upma
Mid-Morning Snack: Baked fruit
Lunch: Veg Biryani with raita
Evening Snack: French Toast
Dinner: Matar Paneer with Roti

18 Months Baby Food Chart

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1. Make sure to follow the 3-day rule. Note down the new ingredients introduced in the baby’s diet to look out for any allergic reactions

2. It is common for babies to reject unfamiliar foods, as they wean. Be patient and keep offering a variety of foods. Do not worry, this is perfectly normal

3. Please remember that some foods can irritate your baby's digestive system. Avoid highly spicy or greasy foods. Also, avoid foods that could easily cause choking

4. If your baby has several episodes of vomiting after trying new food, has diarrhea, develops a rash, or swelling of the lips or eyes, he or she may be having an allergic reaction. Stop the feeding and call your pediatrician