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Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas Post breakfast items, lunch items, and snack items that are all child friendly here. Each posting should include ONLY ONE meal option. The SUBJECT of each message should be ONLY the name of the food you are describing.

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Old 01-12-2011, 10:03 AM
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Default What Is - The Favorite Lunch You Serve?

The favorite lunch you serve? The one that has all the kids clean their plates and never have any complaints?

Here it is homemade bbq beef, rolls, green beans and apples. Or meatloaf with the same fruit, veggie and roll.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:33 AM
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ew meatloaf....haha sorry never been a fan.

MAC AND CHEESE! what else!
The kids had 3 bowls each yesterday I was shocked.

I do different versions of this, Mac noodles with Real cheddar cheese cubed and then melted on, OR cheese whiz melted on with milk to cream it up a bit, OR velveeta cheese melted on. All work. Yesterdays was velveeta, but I definitely prefer the real cheddar cheese.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:53 AM
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ours is breakfast for lunch. anything that is breakfast related is ALWAYS their favorite.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:59 AM
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mine love pizza or spagetti
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:03 AM
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grilled cheese, apple sauce, celery with peanutbutter......but its messy...lol
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:06 AM
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ew meatloaf....haha sorry never been a fan.

MAC AND CHEESE! what else!
The kids had 3 bowls each yesterday I was shocked.

I do different versions of this, Mac noodles with Real cheddar cheese cubed and then melted on, OR cheese whiz melted on with milk to cream it up a bit, OR velveeta cheese melted on. All work. Yesterdays was velveeta, but I definitely prefer the real cheddar cheese.
In the US cheezwhiz and velveeta are not considered cheese, they contain less than 50% actual cheese and are not an allowable food source for the food program.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:09 AM
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My kids favorite...

Scrambled eggs (cage free organic) with cheddar cheese and homemade tomato salsa, whole wheat toast, and fresh mixed fruit (seasonal) with a dollop of organic vanilla yogurt.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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Mine love any type of the breakfast for lunch meals and homemade mini pizza's on english muffins. Alot of mine don't care much for mac 'n cheese because they are so over loaded on it at home.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:27 AM
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I'm in Canada so : P lol, jk.

Lots of my parents do bring lunches for their kids and snacks. They prefer to for whatever reason, so it's mainly my kids. But when I make something for lunch, the daycare kids always get the choice to eat what I make or what their parents make. Often they choose my food! lol. And honestly, OFTEN my food is healthier than what the parents send.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:31 PM
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These guys will eat pretty much anything but the things we don't get very often are the most popular. They love phesant and white fish like waleye, bass, hake, trout, scallops, and halibut.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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I guess my guys current favorite meal is grilled salmon, zucchini & squash (sliced longways in a tin foil pouch with a bit of olive oil on the grill), with cheesy sourdough rolls. (seasonal)

Their close second is chicken/broccoli/cauliflower penne with white cheddar sauce, silver queen creamed corn, and buttered garlic/onion loaf.


I personally LOVE any meal that starts with "grilled" since it means it was my DH's day to do the cooking I am fortunate that he loves to cook, unfortunate that he manages to use 11 pots to boil teabags.
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I guess my guys current favorite meal is grilled salmon, zucchini & squash (sliced longways in a tin foil pouch with a bit of olive oil on the grill), with cheesy sourdough rolls. (seasonal)

Their close second is chicken/broccoli/cauliflower penne with white cheddar sauce, silver queen creamed corn, and buttered garlic/onion loaf.


I personally LOVE any meal that starts with "grilled" since it means it was my DH's day to do the cooking I am fortunate that he loves to cook, unfortunate that he manages to use 11 pots to boil teabags.
My kids LOVE salmon. I make it with capers and olive oil. Gone in seconds.......
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:12 PM
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my daycare kids used to love my home made lunchables. Sliced deli meat with cheese, and crackers. I wasn't licensed and they loved it.
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Plain old baked chicken with rice and broccoli is usually gobbled up around here. I have a very young, very picky group. The ones who have been with me the longest/from the youngest age tend to be the easiest eaters. The newer ones and the ones who came to me at an older age are MUCH pickier.
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Hi I am new here. But thought I would share what is a favorite in my home daycare.

It is a simple meal but always goes over well.

1 can cream chicken soup & bag egg noodles, 1 bullion cube enough water to cover noodles cook till noodles are soft. Sometimes I have added slices of american cheese but not all the time.

Served with a vege and fruit.
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I think i'm going to your house for lunch!! LOL

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I guess my guys current favorite meal is grilled salmon, zucchini & squash (sliced longways in a tin foil pouch with a bit of olive oil on the grill), with cheesy sourdough rolls. (seasonal)

Their close second is chicken/broccoli/cauliflower penne with white cheddar sauce, silver queen creamed corn, and buttered garlic/onion loaf.


I personally LOVE any meal that starts with "grilled" since it means it was my DH's day to do the cooking I am fortunate that he loves to cook, unfortunate that he manages to use 11 pots to boil teabags.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:09 AM
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I have to admit pancakes or french toast are the biggest hit here, no matter what meal.

As far as traditional "lunches", so far meatloaf is the big winner, or meatballs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:45 AM
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Anything breakfast for lunch - eggs, french toast, pancakes

Taquitos - there is something about food rolled up that they love. I usually make them with diced peppers, spinach and cheese and serve them with rice and a veggie side.

Chicken or beef stew with sourdough bread.

Baked pasta - I use a basic marinara and mix in a container of cottage cheese. Toss with cooked pasta and bake until bubbly.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:30 AM
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My kids love it when i make tator tot hotdish... I know its a wierd one but it is always a winner and they always ask for seconds and thirds even!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:20 AM
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We love anything breakfast.
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Anything not meal-like. Like a cold platter, almost. Crackers, Cheese, Deli meat..
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Cheeseburger casserole (ground beef, diced tomotos, diced onion, shredded cheese, and ketchup baked).
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Cheesy potato casserole is a favorite around here

Its diced potatoes, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom soup, salt and pepper.
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Home made chicken pot pie and gluten free chocolate cake lol mmmm
I love making it also.

Also, really anything to do with pasta or rice.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:23 PM
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Pita, hummus and raw veggies
Grilled cheese with either salsa or tomato soup
Pan fried flour coated talapia and brown rice with green pea's
Sausage with anything!

It's odd but my kids hate mac&cheese!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:13 AM
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If were talking absolute favorites, it has to be peanut butter and honey sandwiches............another favorite, is turkey sloppy joes, homemade lunchables, and......my kids also love the baked chikcen and stuff, but if your saying favorite, they are kids, and none of them would say if given the option "I would like baked chikcen and quinoa please
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A couple of favorites here ....

Black bean/Cheddar Cheese quesadillas w/ Spanish Rice, Fruit/veg.
Tater Tot Casserole
Meatballs w/ Rice, Veggie/Fruit.
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1.Chicken Rice Alfredo, Instant Brown Rice, Alfredo Sauce, Cream of Chicken, Bacon Bits, Chicken (chunked), broccoli. I either bake this or put in crock pot until the rice is tender. Be sure that you add either water or milk to have enough moisture for the rice.

2. Easy Nachos, In one pan, I use a big can of refried beans, black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded chicken pork or hamburger (whatever I have pre cooked in the freezer.) taco seasoning, and cheese. Let it all melt together and serve over chips... I can have lunch ready in under 10 minutes. Sometimes I add a can of corn as well. I offer sour cream to those who want it!

3. I do a Taco soup they love as well.. Its all cans from the pantry so its easy to throw together either ahead in the crock pot or at last minute as well. Black beans, Kidney beans, white beans, navy beans, pinto beans etc.. Petite diced tomatoes, Tomato puree, corn, green beans, olives and taco seasoning. I top it with a touch of cheese and serve with corn bread or garlic bread.

4. I also make a Lasagna casserole which is easy and kids make less mess than regular lasagna. Whole wheat penne, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, cottage cheese, hamburger, shredded cheese. This also can be made early, then popped in the oven, or in the crock pot... but be sure to spray your pan/crock pot with non stick spray for easier clean up.

5. Sloppy Joes here always have finely diced green zucchini and yellow squash, by the time you add tomato sauce, spices, and ground beef/turkey the kids don't realize how many veggies they are eating!
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Oh yummy...salmon and capers sound so good. Spaghetti is a favorite here.
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Mine love red beans and rice. It is made with kidney beans, vegetables and turkey sausage and poured on top of brown rice.

They also love anything with pasta of course. I love pasta dishes because I put tons of veggies in the sauce (hidden) and use whole wheat pasta noodles.

I also make homemade pizza with whole wheat dough, tomato sauce, Canadian bacon and chopped pineapple.
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Favorite lunches-
homemade chicken noodle soup (with homemade noodles) carrot sticks, seasonal fruit

String cheese (my kidlets love that stuff!) homemade soft pretzels, veg and fruit

homemade pizza, veg and fruit

spaghetti (whole grain) and meatballs, broccoli, fruit

Whole wheat mini bagels, humus, raw vegies and fruit (they like this as a picnic)

Fried rice with pork or chicken, peas, and fruit

pork stroganoff over noodles, veg and fruit

mac and cheese (I only use Annies- love that stuff or homemade) garbonzo beans, carrots, fruit

Chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread, and fruit.

sloppy joes (homemade) on whole wheat buns, corn on the cob and watermelon!


they eat just about anything
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