Menus

Your child will receive nutritious and balanced meals and snacks. If your child is here BY 8:15 AM there will be breakfast at 8:30 AM that consists of fruit or vegetables, grain component (cereal is always their 2nd option) and milk.  If your child is here BY 11:30 (for head count) they will have lunch at 12:00 which consists of a meat or protein, grain, two of vegetable and/or fruit, and milk.  Our afternoon snack is at 4:00 PM and will contain 2 components of either milk, protein, vegetables, fruit or grains.

Whether or not your child will like what is offered, every child receives the same food on their plate.  I encourage your child to taste the food with a no thank you bite but I do not force them to eat it.

If there are vegetables or fruits ready from the garden, we’ll go out and pick them to add to our snacks and meals.

Meals are mostly homemade with non-processed and fresh foods. I follow the USDA Meal Guidelines and Missouri CACFP for my menus.

**Note: If we have a child with peanut allergies, anything with peanut butter will be substituted with almond butter for all the children.

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Cinnamon Toast

Cooked Cinnamon Apples

Milk

Egg, Ham, Onion, & Green Pepper Breakfast Burrito

Milk

Pillsbury Biscuits

Almond-Banana Smoothie w Milk

 

 

Blueberry Oatmeal

Milk

Peanut Butter, Chocolate & Banana Quesadilla

Milk

Lunch Peperoni Pizza Roll Ups

Sliced Peppers

Carrot Sticks

Milk

Minestrone Soup (onion, celery, peas, tomatoes, carrots)

Buttered Bread

Milk

Fish Cakes

Veggie Bites

Cornbread Muffin

Milk

Chicken Parmesan Bites

Spaghetti w Tomato Sauce

Steamed Carrots

Milk

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Kale Salad w cranberries, kale and spinach

Milk

PM Snack Ham, Cream Cheese, & Avocado Rolls

Ritz Crackers

Rice Cake w

Yogurt & Berries

Ham & Cheese

Ritz Crackers

Graham Crackers

Sliced Peppers

Carrot Sticks

1 Hard Boiled Egg

Carrot Sticks

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Strawberries

Blueberries

Banana-Carrot Muffins

Milk

Green Smoothie Bowl (apple, avocado, spinach, yogurt, hazelnuts, strawberries) Milk Berry Smoothie

Cinnamon Raisin Toast

Milk

Scrambled Eggs w Cheese

Mandarin Oranges

Toast

Milk

Strawberry Oatmeal

Milk

Lunch Tuna Patties

Butternut Squash Fries (baked)

Applesauce

Buttered Bread

Milk

Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Broccoli Totts

Pineapple (canned)

Milk

Homemade Tomato Soup (tomatoes, carrots, peppers, onion)

Grilled Cheese sandwiches

Milk

Creamy Ham & Broccoli Shells & Cheese

Corn (canned)

Milk

Crock Pot Tortellini w Sausage

Kale Salad

Milk

Cranberries

PM Snack Yogurt

Berries

Granola

Ants on a log 1 hard-boiled egg

Carrot sticks

Yogurt bites w fruit Tuna Celery Boat

Cherry Tomatoes

Week 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Orange & Banana Smoothie

Toast w Preserves or Honey

Milk

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Peaches

Milk

Blueberry Oatmeal w Almond Butter

Milk

Egg Breakfast Muffins

Strawberries

Blueberries

Milk

Banana Peanut Butter Roll Ups

Cereal

Milk

Lunch Mini Meat Loaves

Green Beans

Diced Potatoes

Bisquick Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Milk

Crescent Dog Nuggets

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Spinach Salad w Ranch & Cheese

Milk

Tuna Salad

Ritz Crackers

Sliced Peppers

Carrot Sticks

Milk

English Muffin Pizzas (Kids make)

Applesauce

Spinach Salad w Ranch & Cheese

Milk

Mini Chicken Pot Pie (peas, carrots, chicken)

Cherry Tomatoes

Milk

PM Snack FroYo Bites (fruit & yogurt)

Fig Newtons

Banana Peanut Butter Roll Ups

 

Hummus

Peppers

Carrots

Pita Chips

Cheese Sticks

Cucumber Roll Ups

Apple w Peanut Butter & Raisins

Week 4

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

Strawberries

Blueberries

Milk

Scrambled Eggs

Toast

Watermelon

Milk

Breakfast Sandwich (egg, ham, English muffin, cheese)

Apple Slices

Milk

Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

FroYo Bites

Milk

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

Milk

Lunch Salad Buffet (spinach, kale, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, egg, chicken)

Milk

Tuna Melt on English Muffin

Broccoli Tots

Corn (canned)

Milk

Spaghetti Bake w Cheese & Tomato sauce

Green Beans

Spinach Salad

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Milk

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Tortilla

Black Olives

Grapes

Milk

Mini Hot Pork Sandwiches

Rolls

Cherry Tomatoes

Peas

Milk

PM Snack Cottage Cheese

Watermelon

Ham & Cheese

Ritz Crackers

Fruit & Cheese Kabobs Ham, Cream Cheese, & Avocado Rolls

Watermelon

Trail Mix

Apples

If you need ideas for meals and snacks, feel free to take a look at my meal plan in Excel (below). This is a very large file as it has pictures for each food and links to any recipes. It includes sheets with ideas for snacks & sides, breakfast, and main dish items followed by a weekly template layout. You just plug and play.

I also have lots of pins saved for recipes on my Pinterest page.

I’m always on the lookout for new meal and snack ideas so please share!

Meal Plan – Inquiring Minds Daycare