Once you hit that big 12-month mark, your little one may already be standing, walking with hands held or beginning to take a few steps alone. They have probably explored lots of different objects, babbled a few words and experienced the dreaded aches and pains of their first few teeth.
When it comes to food, one year old babies tend to enjoy a wide range of ingredients and have good manual dexterity – long gone are those first messy first attempts with finger foods. It can be easy to fall into a routine – once you’ve discovered a meal your child will actually eat and enjoy, it’s tempting to serve it over and over again. But introducing them to new flavours and textures is a crucial part of their development and can curb picky eating, so we’ve made a list of some of our favourite healthy lunch ideas to help switch up the daily menu for your 1-year-old.