Your child will receive nutritious and balanced meals and snacks. If your child is here BY 8:00 AM there will be breakfast at 8:15 AM that consists of fruit or vegetables, grain component such as toast or a bagel (cereal is always their 2nd option) and milk. If your child is here BY 11:15 AM (for head count) they will have lunch at 11:45 AM 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.
**Note: If we have a child with peanut allergies, anything with peanut butter will be substituted with almond butter for all the children.
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!