I did up menus for my BFs 3 year old last year, to help plan meals for him. This is the structure I used. I found the information on a combination of toddler nutrition sites.
The biggest thing I remember reading is that 1-3 year olds can become anemic very easily, regardless of being omni, vegetarian or vegan.
I hope this helps point you in the right direction.
*When I did this, I did it for a 3 year old who was no longer on formula or breastfeeding. Twink this to what your lifestyle and baby require. I believe vegan babies are recommended to stay on breast milk or iron-fortitied formula until they are 2, with lacto-ovo babies until they are 1.
**Again, we didn't use the iron fortified kind; I just made my own. But, considering the age of your baby, the iron-fortified commerical cereals would be best.
***Because of her age, I'd stick with mostly cooked vegetables. Mashed sweet potatoes, cooked spinach, peas, corn, carrots are all good chocies and inexpensive)
****Not sure if you have your eating nut butters yet. I can't remember if it's at 1 year or 2 years before you're supposed to introduce it.
You may want to check out the book called "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library and if they dont' have it, they can probably get it from another library for you. This was like my food bible around here when my son was younger!
I am glad I happened upon this thread. I am new to this board, but, am veggie and have a son that turns 1 on August 1st and am clueless regarding what he should be eating. I plan to raise him veggie as well, so, thanks again for the suggestions here
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