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Old 05-11-2015, 08:42 AM
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What's on this weeks menu?
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:51 AM
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lunches-
cheese quesidillas, cucumber slices, mango, milk
ham/ scalloped potatoes, peas, strawberries, milk
cheese pizza, broccoli, watermelon, milk
string cheese, pretzel thins, mixed raw vegies, banana, milk (we are picnicing)
mac and cheese, green beans, mixed fruit salad (watermelon, grapes, berries) milk
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:03 PM
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Dunno, we haven't gone grocery shopping yet.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:31 PM
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We need to do this post weekly. I struggle to come up with healthy meals that the kids will eat. I have a few that they love but i dont want to serve the same thing every week.

Today: spinach ravioli with zucchini sauce, melon, milk
That's all i got for this week. I have a lot of groceries but no plan.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:54 PM
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Am I the only one who doesn't do a weekly plan lol today we had homemade pizza, cucumber sticks, carrot sticks and ranch dipping sauce.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:59 PM
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I always intend on making a menu but it rarely happens!

Today we had ham and hummus sandwiches on whole wheat bread, apple slices, baby spinach, and milk.

Tomorrow? Probably baked chicken, baked sweet potato, mango, and broccoli.
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I thought that there was a whole food section on the form???
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:05 PM
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Well since I just lost my last two kiddos, I was thinking caviar, ice cream and wine?

LOL. Back to regular programming.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:16 AM
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We need to do this post weekly. I struggle to come up with healthy meals that the kids will eat. I have a few that they love but i dont want to serve the same thing every week.

Today: spinach ravioli with zucchini sauce, melon, milk
That's all i got for this week. I have a lot of groceries but no plan.
I agree. It would be helpful to me so I don't make the same thing.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:23 AM
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Today I'm debating between grill cheese on whole wheat, apple sauce or yogurt and grapes, or egg in the whole, cheese sticks, grapes and apple slices and a glass of milk with both.
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Today's lunch is a breakfast bake. I seems to find an abundance of eggs in my fridge.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:40 AM
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Today's lunch is a breakfast bake. I seems to find an abundance of eggs in my fridge.
Same here! A family friend has chickens and delivers 2 dozen eggs to us every Monday, on his way to work. When he gets chick's I take the dcks to visit. It works out great, but we always have tons of eggs! Eggs for breakfast a couple days a week, devilled eggs for snack about once a week, eggs salad sandwiches some days... Lol
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:51 AM
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Monday- Peanut butter & jelly on homemade bread, fresh veggie tray, peaches & pineapple
Tuesday- whole grain chicken nuggets, corn on cob, mixed steamed veggies, fresh fruit of choice
Wed-grilled cheese on whole grain bread, carrot sticks, bananas, raisins-
Thur- turkey sloppy joes on whole wheat bun, sweet potato fries, fresh fruit of choice, acorn squash-
Friday-whole grain mac n cheese, broccoli, apple slices & peanut butter dip
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:15 AM
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Today I'm debating between grill cheese on whole wheat, apple sauce or yogurt and grapes, or egg in the whole, cheese sticks, grapes and apple slices and a glass of milk with both.
I'm doing a version of a Ploughmans lunch, little kid style today lol
cubes of ham/turkey, Bread chunks, cheese, pickles, grape tomatoes, apples
of course everything will be cut up super tiny except mine lol... Nana will be having the good mustard to dip her food in... doing fruit smoothie for snack today
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Monday - Turkey and avocado on spinach tortilla wrap, steamed broccoli and carrots

Tuesday - Chicken teriyaki stir fry (shredded chicken, matchstick carrots, french cut green beans, broccoli, brown rice, teriyaki sauce) and pineapple

Wednesday - Pita bread triangles with garlic hummus, ham slices, steamed butternut squash and pear slices

Thursday - Seasoned turkey burger, roasted potatoes, green beans and steamed carrots

Friday - Homemade cheese pizza with side salad and melon
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Monday - Turkey and avocado on spinach tortilla wrap, steamed broccoli and carrots

Tuesday - Chicken teriyaki stir fry (shredded chicken, matchstick carrots, french cut green beans, broccoli, brown rice, teriyaki sauce) and pineapple

Wednesday - Pita bread triangles with garlic hummus, ham slices, steamed butternut squash and pear slices

Thursday - Seasoned turkey burger, roasted potatoes, green beans and steamed carrots

Friday - Homemade cheese pizza with side salad and melon
Oh my gosh. I'm coming to your house

Monday - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas
Tuesday - baked chicken, rice, peppers, carrots and pineapples

Don't know about the rest of the week yet
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We are required to have a menu posted for the state now as well as the food program. I always try to plan a month of main dishes ahead and then fill in veg and fruit depending on what is on sale/ on hand etc.
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Am I the only one who doesn't do a weekly plan lol today we had homemade pizza, cucumber sticks, carrot sticks and ranch dipping sauce.
I don't either! I make extra dinner food and always have a few backups in case something comes up. Like I always have chili, soup, bread, meat & cheese for sandwiches, and lots of different vegg is cut up and ready. I always use it up by the end of the week. I hate waste!
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Yesterday: chicken ramen with homemade greal northern beans (the LOVE this), baby spinach with caesar dipping dressing and strawberries.

Today: cheese and ham quesadillas, baby spinach and apples.
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I thought that there was a whole food section on the forum???
There is. I am moving this thread to that area so it's searchable in case anyone wants to find/read it later.

http://daycare.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=6
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:46 PM
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This week:
Monday - Scrambled eggs with cheese and spinach, strawberries, buttered wheat toast and milk

Tuesday - Black bean and cheese burritos, corn, oranges and milk

Wednesday - Turkey and cheese sandwiches, apples, broccoli and milk

Thursday - PB&J whole wheat pinwheels, mango, carrots and milk

Friday - Tomato soup, grilled cheese, grapes and milk

*We are required to post a menu weekly. I have a month of meals/snacks planned out and tweak it each Saturday depending on what I got at the store.
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I love menu planning for some reason, and I like to change things up from week to week. I must also post menus weekly.

Monday-roast turkey breast (crock pot), sweet potato, cranberry sauce, steamed peas, whole grain bread and butter, milk

Tuesday-lentil loaf, watermelon, steamed mixed veggies, homemade biscuit, milk

Wednesday-French toast bake with real maple syrup, mandarin oranges, cucumbers with homemade dip, milk

Thursday-Roast beef with potatoes and carrots (crock pot), blueberries & bananas, whole grain bread and butter, milk

Friday-Tuna melts, steamed green beans, mango, milk
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:39 AM
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Yesterday we had:
Barbecue Chicken, noodles, cucumbers, green peppers, strawberries, milk
Today:
Tuna on whole wheat sandwiches, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, apples and milk
Wed. haven't figured that out yet
and Thursday will be Pizza day, broccoli, pineapple, milk
Friday I'm off!
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:04 AM
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I don't understand how you guys get your kids to eat all this stuff! OR where you find the time to make it all!?? I make meals, but nothing this fancy! No one would eat it if I did. I know it's not our job to make them eat; only to serve, but it kills me to throw food away.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:45 AM
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And here we are, onto another week. So soon???
It looks like Tuesday will be:
Pork chops, brown rice, applesauce, green beans, grapes
Wednesday:
Turkey and provolone wraps, lettuce and tomato, fresh pineapple, red peppers
Thursday:
Cheeseburgers on buns, cauliflower, peaches
Friday:
Pizza and try to finish up whatever fruits/veggies we need to

And AuntTami, I pretty much know who will eat what but I still serve the teeniest portion of everything to everybody. Then designate a day and use up leftover veggies/fruits. Or redo them as something else. I have many kids who appear to have never had a veggie in their lives and if they eat it or try it great, if not, either the dogs will get it or the garbage will. I hate wasting food too. But I've gone from serving the required amounts(why if you know they're not going to eat it )to giving them a miniscule serving.
Someone told us at a training it takes 19 times of serving something before it is accepted. Not sure if I agree with that or not.
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Monday: scrambled eggs, grape tomatoes, toast
Tuesday: roasted veggies and cheese pasta bake, broccoli
Wednesday: meat and veggie chili, homemade buns, carrot sticks
Thursday: chicken and quinoa stew, peas
Friday: mac and cheese, butternut squash, corn,
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Monday -off

Tuesday-Spaghetti with shredded cheese, cottage cheese, steamed peas, cantaloupe, milk

Wed-homemade chicken/rice stew with mixed veggies, potatoes and carrots, watermelon, milk

Thurs-Shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches on buns, blueberries and bananas, steamed broccoli/cauliflower, milk

Fri-Egg/cheese on An English muffin, baked sweet potato, chunky homemade applesauce with fresh raspberries, milk
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Next week

M-beef stroganoff ( easy crockpot recipe-this has a red sauce with tomato paste) over pasta, Mango/bananas, steamed peas, milk

Tu-picnic lunch outside. Turkey/cheese sandwiches, cucumber slices w/homemade dip, watermelon, milk

W-lentil sloppy joes on a bun, sliced nectarines, steamed mixed veggies, milk

Thur-cod baked in foil w/butter, spanish rice, purple grapes, steamed corn, milk

Friday-homemade baked beans (crock pot), cornbread, string cheese, honey dew melon, steamed carrots, milk
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Today
Breakfast: French Toast, Strawberries and milk
Lunch: Goulash, Blueberries, Peas and milk
Snack: Veggie tray, hummus and crackers
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Today
Breakfast: French Toast, Strawberries and milk
Lunch: Goulash, Blueberries, Peas and milk
Snack: Veggie tray, hummus and crackers
My menu today reads ...
English muffin toast with berries, milk
Lamb stew w/buttered noodles, broccoli & peaches, milk
Pretzel sticks w/ fruited yogurt dip, water

It's too bloody hot to cook with the oven, so the lamb stew was done in the crockpot yesterday lol
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Today:
Breakfast--blueberry muffins, bananas, milk
Lunch--spaghetti/meat sauce, corn, apples, garlic bread, milk
Snack--crackers & cheese, milk
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Week of 6-15

B-organic O's, banana, milk
L-homemade Mac n cheese, steamed peas n carrots, local fresh strawberries, milk
S-cucumber slices, homemade dip, rosemary and olive oil triscuits

B-toasted cheese bread, honey dew, milk
L-homemade chicken tenders, herbed rice, watermelon, beets, milk
S-homemade granola bars, fresh pears

B-cinnamon raisin toast, purple grapes, milk
L-breakfast pizza, potatoes, sliced red peppers/homemade dip, milk
S-yogurt parfait

B-organic O's, watermelon, milk
L-roasted chicken breasts (crockpot), Spanish rice, nectarines, steamed corn, milk
S-carrot and red pepper slices/homemade dip, fresh pineapple

B-French toast bake, blueberries, milk
L-BBQ chicken sandwiches ( leftover chicken), avocado slices, nectarines, milk
S-string cheese & thawed frozed peas
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Today's menu:
B- bagels and peanut butter, cantalope, milk
L- pork chops, noodles, applesauce, green beans, milk
S- veggies/hummus, crackers
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My menus for today:
Morning snack; Dutch baby & fresh berries
Lunch; Stir fried rice w/chicken, veggie egg roll & peaches
Snack; Yogurt w/banana

Wednesdays menu;
Morning Snack; Couscous with peaches
Lunch; Grilled cheese, homemade gazpacho, chilled orange slices
Snack; White corn tortillas w/guacamole

Of course I am also facing an hour or so each day this week of no water in the house due to maintenance work in my community this week; I stocked water & precooked a lot of Stuff Sunday. Could they not have done it during our heat wave?
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Week of 6-15

B-organic O's, banana, milk
L-homemade Mac n cheese, steamed peas n carrots, local fresh strawberries, milk
S-cucumber slices, homemade dip, rosemary and olive oil triscuits

B-toasted cheese bread, honey dew, milk
L-homemade chicken tenders, herbed rice, watermelon, beets, milk
S-homemade granola bars, fresh pears

B-cinnamon raisin toast, purple grapes, milk
L-breakfast pizza, potatoes, sliced red peppers/homemade dip, milk
S-yogurt parfait

B-organic O's, watermelon, milk
L-roasted chicken breasts (crockpot), Spanish rice, nectarines, steamed corn, milk
S-carrot and red pepper slices/homemade dip, fresh pineapple

B-French toast bake, blueberries, milk
L-BBQ chicken sandwiches ( leftover chicken), avocado slices, nectarines, milk
S-string cheese & thawed frozed peas

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