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06-17-2018 11:19 PM
ellen211
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Originally Posted by flossie View Post
I use a 6wk rotating menu:

*Cheese (or meat) Ravioli, Bread, Green beans, Peaches
*Chicken nuggets, Baked fries, Cooked carrots, Fresh veg sticks
*Turkey sandwich w/cheese & w/lettuce, Veggie puffs stix
*White bean soup, Dinner roll, Bell pepper strips
*Beef Stroganoff w/’shrooms, Peas, Fresh veg sticks
*Tomato soup, Grilled cheese, Peaches
*Mac'n’Cheese (w/“hidden” veg), Baked beans, Lettuce salad w/green apple & golden raisins
*Hot dog, Chips, Broccoli & cauliflower w/dip, Mandarin oranges
*Hamburger gravy, Mashed potatoes, Corn, Peaches or pears
*Tuna pasta salad, Veggie sticks, Fruit cocktail
*Grilled ham/turkey & cheese, Carrots & peas, Honeydew
*Hamburger on bun, Baked fries or tots, Carrot/celery/bell pepper sticks
*Chicken alfredo, Roasted broccoli, Cranberry sauce, “Try It?” mango
*Tuna salad sandwich, Cooked carrots, Mandarin oranges
*Cheese quesadilla w/black beans, Corn, Banana
*Bosco sticks w/marinara, Chopped lettuce salad w/carrot ribbons, Assorted fruit
*Turkey Sloppy Joe, Fresh green beans/snap peas, Pineapple coleslaw
*Goulash w/kidney beans, Cooked carrots, Kiwi & banana mix
*Egg salad in pita, Sweet potato chips, Celery sticks, Fruit cocktail
*PBJ sandwich, Cucumber slices, Whole mandarins
*Cheese pizza, Celery sticks, Pears
*Corn dog, Baked beans, Cantaloupe
*Pizza Casserole (rotini w/meat & veg sauce), Green beans, “Try It?” radish
*Chicken patty, Baked fries, Carrots w/bean dip, Assorted fruit
*Ham & cheese sandwich w/lettuce, Tortilla chips w/salsa
*Hamburger tator-tot hotdish, Green beans, Peaches
*Fish sticks / patty on bun, Bell pepper strips, Applesauce
*Baked chicken leg, w/Brain-Boostin’ Broccoli, Citrus fruit salad
*Cheesey Refried Beans Quesadilla, Cool As A Cucumber Corn Salad, Pears
*Scrambled eggs, Hashbrown, Assorted fruit, *Try It?* Plums

The menu has changed since we first opened as I try to get the hang of things. We also will soon meet with someone from the food program to qualify, which will change things, too. With the change of season I am trying to add in more sandwiches, too, and am trying to phase out the fries/tots.
Thanks for this. I would try this one. I'm so tired having almost the same menu for a week.
05-26-2018 03:19 PM
flossie I use a 6wk rotating menu:

*Cheese (or meat) Ravioli, Bread, Green beans, Peaches
*Chicken nuggets, Baked fries, Cooked carrots, Fresh veg sticks
*Turkey sandwich w/cheese & w/lettuce, Veggie puffs stix
*White bean soup, Dinner roll, Bell pepper strips
*Beef Stroganoff w/’shrooms, Peas, Fresh veg sticks
*Tomato soup, Grilled cheese, Peaches
*Mac'n’Cheese (w/“hidden” veg), Baked beans, Lettuce salad w/green apple & golden raisins
*Hot dog, Chips, Broccoli & cauliflower w/dip, Mandarin oranges
*Hamburger gravy, Mashed potatoes, Corn, Peaches or pears
*Tuna pasta salad, Veggie sticks, Fruit cocktail
*Grilled ham/turkey & cheese, Carrots & peas, Honeydew
*Hamburger on bun, Baked fries or tots, Carrot/celery/bell pepper sticks
*Chicken alfredo, Roasted broccoli, Cranberry sauce, “Try It?” mango
*Tuna salad sandwich, Cooked carrots, Mandarin oranges
*Cheese quesadilla w/black beans, Corn, Banana
*Bosco sticks w/marinara, Chopped lettuce salad w/carrot ribbons, Assorted fruit
*Turkey Sloppy Joe, Fresh green beans/snap peas, Pineapple coleslaw
*Goulash w/kidney beans, Cooked carrots, Kiwi & banana mix
*Egg salad in pita, Sweet potato chips, Celery sticks, Fruit cocktail
*PBJ sandwich, Cucumber slices, Whole mandarins
*Cheese pizza, Celery sticks, Pears
*Corn dog, Baked beans, Cantaloupe
*Pizza Casserole (rotini w/meat & veg sauce), Green beans, “Try It?” radish
*Chicken patty, Baked fries, Carrots w/bean dip, Assorted fruit
*Ham & cheese sandwich w/lettuce, Tortilla chips w/salsa
*Hamburger tator-tot hotdish, Green beans, Peaches
*Fish sticks / patty on bun, Bell pepper strips, Applesauce
*Baked chicken leg, w/Brain-Boostin’ Broccoli, Citrus fruit salad
*Cheesey Refried Beans Quesadilla, Cool As A Cucumber Corn Salad, Pears
*Scrambled eggs, Hashbrown, Assorted fruit, *Try It?* Plums

The menu has changed since we first opened as I try to get the hang of things. We also will soon meet with someone from the food program to qualify, which will change things, too. With the change of season I am trying to add in more sandwiches, too, and am trying to phase out the fries/tots.
07-15-2016 04:32 PM
Josiegirl Thank you for sharing the healthy kids site! My dcks are loving popsicles with the heat lately. I need to try some different combinations and they have some good ideas.
07-15-2016 06:24 AM
Countrybuttercup I used to take up hours of my time googling, researching, flipping through taste of home magazine cookbooks, etc, etc.. But about a year ago I came across this amazing site developed by moms....
http://www.superhealthykids.com

It is beyond awesome for me! It's 100% on the healthy side and can be "customed" if you don't like the pre-made plan selection -lets say for morning snack time, you can substitute something else. It is set up to help moms in meal planning but I use it for my day care. The "Breakfast" I use as my morning snack time. "Lunch" is lunch, and "Snack" is my afternoon snack time. I delete "Dinner" because I don't want it included in my grocery shopping list (again conveniently laid out for me and organized!) and then I take a snap shot of it with my iphone and post it on our website to allow the parents to see what their child's menu will be or was for the day, with pictures! My parents all love it and I would never want to go back to my old method and frustration. There is a fee after your free trail but well worth it! And besides, I claim my subscription on my taxes. Win Win for me!
06-22-2016 04:30 AM
Unregistered Monday
B-homemade blueberry muffins, milk
L-scrambled eggs, cucumbers/peppers & homemade dip, toast, raspberries mixed with banana slices, milk
S-thawed frozen peas, Annie's bunny crackers

Tu
B-smoothie made with milk, yogurt, frozen bananas, and other mixed frozen fruit, toast
L-kid made individual pizzas with choice of toppings, salad, apple slices, milk
S-carrots and homemade dip, field day organic crackers

W
B-cereal, banana slices in cereal, milk
L-turkey melts, fruit cup, fresh cauliflower steamed, milk
S-golden raisins & cereal mix

Th
B-cheese toast, kiwi, milk
L-roast turkey breast (real not the loaf), steamed peas and carrots, fresh nectarines, biscuits, milk
S- watermelon & crackers

F
B-Aldis organic waffles, squirt whipped cream ( got to have a little fun), strawberries ( strawberry season here), milk
L-roast turkey sandwiches, raw veggies and dip, watermelon, milk
S-fruit salsa (strawberries-mashed, other fruits mixed in) tortilla, cinnamon/sugar chips for dipping,
06-20-2016 05:21 PM
Josiegirl I've got my lunches all set but breakfast and snacks are always more flexible.
Lunch:
Today was Sloppy Joes, cucumbers/grape tomatoes, strawberries
Tuesday Ham and cheese on whole wheat pita, lettuce/red,orange and yellow peppers, watermelon
Wednesday HM Chicken Nuggets, bowtie pasta, broccoli, cantalope
Thursday Something like Shepherd's Pie only with brown rice, green peas, kiwi
Friday is always Pizza Day, green beans, fruit salad
06-20-2016 05:03 AM
laundrymom
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Originally Posted by TwinMama View Post
I'm starting to get boring again. I need some inspiration. What's your menu for the week?
This is me lately too. Watching this thread.
06-19-2016 09:04 PM
carolpalmer Poutine, Butter tarts and Ketchup
05-30-2016 05:54 PM
Unregistered Tu-May 31
B - cereal, milk, bananas
L-homemade chicken pot pie-has potato, carrots,& peas. (Easy crock pot recipe), immaculate biscuits, watermelon, milk
S-purple grapes, Annie's graham crackers

B-organic toaster waffles (Aldi's), real maple syrup, strawberries, milk
L-buttered rice/quinoa mix, steamed broccoli and cauliflower w/shredded cheese, fresh pears, milk
S-raw carrots w/homemade dip, olives, Field Day organic wheat crackers

B-yogurt parfait kids choice of raspberries, kiwi and banana, granola, milk,
L-quiche /w crust, toast, steamed peas & carrots, mango & banana, milk
S-homemade rhubarb cookies, milk

Friday
B-raisin toast, orange slices, milk
L-cold picnic lunch-FD wheat crackers, natural turkey rolled up, cheese slices, yogurt, red sweet peppers & hm dip, honey dew melon. Milk
S-organic mixed dry cereal trail mix w/golden raisins, apple slices

I'm happy to have been able to find a way to be About 90% organic at a reasonable price between farmer's markets, Aldi's, Wal-mart and a new line of organics (field day) at my food co-op!

Some cheeses, melon, & fresh fruit (besides grapes & apples) I can't find organic easily.

All my baking supplies and veggies, milk, butter, frozen fruit, crackers, pasta, grapes, apples, rice, pasta sauce, cereal, etc. are easily available.
05-18-2016 03:03 AM
Rachel
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Originally Posted by NillaWafers View Post
I'm also on plantoeat but off the wagon at the moment (on maternity leave). If anyone wants to friend me my user name there is justmee
05-17-2016 02:07 PM
Unregistered For some strange reason I love planning meals!

Monday
B-oatmeal cooked with bananas, a drizzle of maple syrup at serving, kiwi, milk
L-chicken salad on a mini croissant, red grapes, pepper slices, homemade dip, milk
S-hard boiled egg slices, apple slices

Tuesday
B-organic O's, milk, fresh pear slices
L-buttered pasta with cheese sprinkled on each serving ( easier than trying to make homemade), cottage cheese, steamed mixed veggies, kiwi and banana, milk
S-organic frozen yogurt tube, Apple slices

Wednesday
B-peanut butter toast, bananas & thawed frozen strawberries
L-roast beef, carrots, & potatoes, watermelon, biscuits, milk
S-yogurt and Annie's bunny crackers

Th-
B-pumpkin muffins, red grapes, milk
L-roast beef on a bun, steamed corn, watermelon, milk
S-sliced cucumbers and carrots and HM dip, organic grahams

Friday
B-Organic O's, orange slices, milk
L-scrambled eggs with cheese on an immaculate (brand) biscuit, homemade warm applesauce ( just cut up apples into chunks and heat with a little water till soft) HM American fries, milk
S-frozen smoothie ice cream! Made with frozen banana chunks, frozen berries, yogurt and milk and blended in a blender. Comes out like a sorbet. Organic cereal mix
05-16-2016 01:13 PM
thrivingchildcarecom I use the menu planner on my KidKeeper program for my weekly menus. They are pre-planned and all I do is decide how to use the components.

Today:
B - Menu: Pancakes, grape juice, milk, we had Oatmeal Pancakes (which I froze from last week), grape juice & milk
L - Menu: Tuna, potatoes, plums, green salad, tomato & pita bread, milk, we had tuna melt, veggie chips & watermelon (needed to use before going bad) & milk
S - Menu: Cheese crackers & tuna, we will have cheese crackers & water
05-16-2016 10:21 AM
MrsSteinel'sHouse Breakfasts- I rotate oats, organic o's, cream of wheat, this week pancakes on Friday because SA finishes school on friday and I have him until June. Generally always bananas because they all eat them, yup every day. Appropriate milk for age.

Lunches- Ham(nitrate free),co jack cheese, spinach in WW pitas, organic peas, organic apples, milk/ ground turkey taco meat with cheese and spinach on WW tortillas, organic corn, mango, milk/ HM cheese pizza, org. broccoli, watermelon, milk, pink beans and brown rice, brussel sprouts, watermelon, milk/ baked beans, org. mac and cheese, mixed raw vegies (steamed for 1 yr olds), mandarin oranges, milk

Snacks- WW crackers, mixed veggies/ Whole grain rice cakes, pb, milk/WW crackers, mixed veggies/Cereal, applesauce /tortillas, cojack cheese
05-16-2016 08:04 AM
Unregistered I get bored with my menus too. I have to feed over 130 in my daycare and it gets expensive! I'm also the only cook.
04-26-2016 10:22 AM
Josiegirl This week seems to be a day-at-a-time thing. Some weeks I've got it all together, this week wasn't one of them.
For breakfast we had French Toast, grapes and milk. Lunch was Ham/cheese on pita, cantaloupe, red pepper strips and milk. Snack will be Greek yogurt and orange slices.

I had chicken and pasta on the menu for lunch tomorrow but it turns out I'm only going to have 1 dcg here and she's not crazy about chicken.
04-26-2016 08:37 AM
childcaremom
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Originally Posted by NillaWafers View Post
04-26-2016 08:34 AM
NillaWafers
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Originally Posted by childcaremom View Post
What is this program?
https://www.plantoeat.com
04-26-2016 08:33 AM
NillaWafers
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Originally Posted by CityGarden View Post
Is this Plan To Eat??? If so I use this too!
Yes, it is! What a great program!
04-26-2016 08:33 AM
childcaremom
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Originally Posted by NillaWafers View Post


I am lazy. I use this program to plan my meals, I don't want to type it up again lol
What is this program?
04-26-2016 08:32 AM
childcaremom Morning snacks:
Yogurt or Applesauce
Fresh fruit, at least one variety, usually two
Muffin or banana bread

Lunches:
Beef and veggie chili bake, corn
Macaroni and cheese w/squash, broccoli
Cauliflower soup and buns
Homemade pizza
???? Probably chicken of some sort, veggie rice, carrots

Afternoon snacks:
Cottage cheese or Cheese and crackers
Cheesy breadsticks
Raisins or fruit
Raw veggies

Teaparty treats for Friday
Apricot slices
Apple with yogurt dip
04-26-2016 05:29 AM
Cat Herder Todays AM snack: Bagels/Cream Cheese/Almonds/Sunflower Seeds/Blueberries

PM Snack: Carrot & Celery Sticks w Ranch/Mild Buffalo Chicken Tenders/Sliced Green Apple (Little League night )
04-26-2016 12:24 AM
CityGarden
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Originally Posted by NillaWafers View Post


I am lazy. I use this program to plan my meals, I don't want to type it up again lol

Is this Plan To Eat??? If so I use this too!
04-25-2016 11:21 PM
NillaWafers

I am lazy. I use this program to plan my meals, I don't want to type it up again lol
04-25-2016 08:16 PM
Thriftylady For breakfast tomorrow we are having breakfast casserole. But we sometimes have it for dinner. Cooked Hash browns (I use homemade fried potatoes). Cooked meat of choice (ham, sausage, hamburger, even hot dogs). Sauteed bell peppers and onions. Cheese, beaten eggs. Combine all in casserole dish and bake until eggs are cooked.
04-25-2016 07:01 PM
CityGarden Have you heard of The Fresh 20? Basic concept is you purchase only 20 items at the market and have dinner for the family for the week.

I don't follow it all the time but do subscribe for when I am trying to be on budget or just don't have the creativity to menu plan.

This week:

Monday: Szechwan Turkey Stir Fry
Tuesday: Lemon Pepper Salmon with quinoa & asparagus
Wednesday: BLT Salad
Thursday: Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini
Friday: Broccoli Quinoa Bake
04-25-2016 03:25 PM
Michael more threads on weekly menus: http://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=menu+-+weekly
04-25-2016 03:22 PM
Baby Beluga Not entirely sure of the week, yet.

Today we had:

B: Cinnamon oatmeal with raisins and chopped cashews
L: Red beans and lentils, WW pita bread, steamed carrots and pineapple
S: Applegate turkey hot dog and assorted bell pepper slices
04-25-2016 03:09 PM
Cat Herder Breakfasts: Belgian Waffles/Sausage Patties/Mandarin Oranges, Cinnamon Oatmeal/Vanilla Yogurt/Banana, Cheese Eggs/Honeydew/Toast, Blueberry Muffins/Sliced Apples/Cottage Cheese, and Grits/Bacon/Cantaloupe.

Lunches: Grilled Chicken & Baby Spinach Wrap/Home Fries/Raisin + Craisin mix, HM Mac & Cheese/Ham Steak/Baby Lima Beans/Pears, Salmon Patties/Black Eyed Peas/Sweet Corn Bread Muffins/Plums, Sloppy Joe's/Sweet Potato Fries/Pickle ******/Sliced Cherries, Cheeseburger Pizza/Mixed Greens Salad/Cherry Tomato's/Corn on the Cob

I am winging snacks since I was OOT this weekend and did not bake in advance. This morning was Captains Wafers/Pepperoni/Cheddar Cheese Slices/Sliced Grapes (low tech ) . This afternoon was Warm Soft Pretzels w/HM Honey Mustard/Baby Carrots/Mini Baby Bell Mozzarella Cheese.

Perhaps I should serve prunes tomorrow.

All meals with milk. All snacks with water.
04-25-2016 01:54 PM
Thriftylady I am still working on the week, I have a light plan lol. But tonight for our light dinner we are having tuna salad on pita, pasta salad, celery and bananas. For breakfast we had raisin bread french toast, scrambled eggs and for lunch hot dogs fruit, veggies.
04-25-2016 01:44 PM
TwinMama I'm starting to get boring again. I need some inspiration. What's your menu for the week?

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