Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-18-2010, 11:27 AM
SunflowerMama's Avatar
SunflowerMama SunflowerMama is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,111
Default Foods You Know They will Eat...

All these food threads and my extreme desire to save $$ and stop wasting food lead me to ask this question. I did a search and found a few posts here and there but not too much.

What are the foods you know your dcks will eat? Here is my list so far. I'm just getting tired of trying to come up with new, healthy meals and then no one touches it. So I'm going to get some staples that I know they will eat, get the healthier versions of those foods and go from there. I'm just looking for some other sure fire meals that you've had success with.


Turkey Dogs
Tater Tots
Mac & Cheese
Quesadillas
Pepperoni Pizza
Cheese Pizza
Chicken Nuggets
Ham
Grilled Cheese
Strawberries
Grapes
Bananas
Honeydew
Watermelon
Applesauce
Corn
Green Beans
Yogurt
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-18-2010, 11:43 AM
tmcp2001's Avatar
tmcp2001 tmcp2001 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 89
Default

That's a great list! All of my kids and dcks love:

string cheese
pb sandwiches (no allergies here)
vegetable soup and biscuits
apples w/peanut butter
"Breakfast for lunch" - scrambled eggs, toast, hashbrowns and fruit


I'd love to hear other ideas too!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-18-2010, 11:46 AM
countrymom's Avatar
countrymom countrymom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 4,756
Default

well because its monday, all they like is junk food.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-18-2010, 12:29 PM
momofsix's Avatar
momofsix momofsix is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: michigan
Posts: 1,836
Default

[u]MAIN DISH[/U
]Breakfast for lunch is the favorite-pancakes/waffles/french toast & sausage
chicken nuggets
fish sticks
mac-n-cheese
quesadilla's (bean&cheese)
grilled cheese
pizza they make themselves
fish sticks
jelly sandwiches
turkey meatballs
pasta w/ tomato sauce (they love bowtie the best!)
chicken and rice
turkey or chicken ( cooked leftovers)

FRUITS
applesauce
apples
pears
straawberries
blueberries
kiwi
manderin oranges
oranges
bananas
raisins
peaches
plums

VEGGIES
corn-esp on the cob (not really a veggie, i know)
broccoli
green beans
mashed potatos
sweet potatoes
carrots

KETCHUP
its own food group because my kids will eat almost anything if they can dip it it ketchup
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-18-2010, 01:51 PM
tmcp2001's Avatar
tmcp2001 tmcp2001 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by momofsix View Post

KETCHUP
its own food group because my kids will eat almost anything if they can dip it it ketchup

HAHAHA!!! That's for sure! You could add ranch dressing to that "food group" here! Great ideas everyone!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-18-2010, 02:24 PM
SandeeAR's Avatar
SandeeAR SandeeAR is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,188
Default

Didn't see Spaghetti O's. My 2 year old wouldn't know what to do without them. (the other 3 are babies)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2010, 04:04 PM
melskids's Avatar
melskids melskids is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmcp2001 View Post
HAHAHA!!! That's for sure! You could add ranch dressing to that "food group" here! Great ideas everyone!
here its parmesan cheese. one dc boy wont eat anything unless he gets "shaky cheese" on it
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Jewels's Avatar
Jewels Jewels is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 534
Default

The one everyone of my dck's love is ground beef with a can of baked beans, I just cook the ground beef, and dump in a can of baked beans, and they love it, thats my most popular, that and turkey sloppy joes, healthy with turkey,
I do black bean quesadillas, I make them with red peppers black beans and onion, and I rip up spinach and add it in also, most of my kids eat this.
Salmon patties, most of my kids like this, and trader joes sells salmon and tuna with no sodium added, so I use that and its healthy
chicken nuggets obviously
I like the foster farms chicken corn dogs their my personal favorite
I do alot with honey, I do peanut butter and honey sandwiches, its so naturally sweet the kids love it, and honey is very nutritious, its a super food.
Steamed sweet potatoes with cinnamon sprinkled on top, are a hit here, and again healthy
I like just taking turkey or ham lunch meat, and serving that cold with steamed veggies, and a roll or piece of bread with a little butter and fruit.
Tuna noodle casserole
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-19-2010, 01:02 AM
f.barboza82's Avatar
f.barboza82 f.barboza82 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by momofsix View Post
KETCHUP
its own food group because my kids will eat almost anything if they can dip it it ketchup
That is hilarious because it's true! Sometimes I avoid giving them too much because it will get all over the new Copperfield Sofa Bed I bought. I always tell them that if they want to eat ketchup they need to be extra careful
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-19-2010, 03:09 AM
DancingQueen DancingQueen is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 582
Default

so I just went through all of the things everyone has listed in this thread and I can't see much of anything that all my kids will eat.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-19-2010, 04:38 AM
SunflowerMama's Avatar
SunflowerMama SunflowerMama is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,111
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewels View Post
I do black bean quesadillas, I make them with red peppers black beans and onion, and I rip up spinach and add it in also, most of my kids eat this.
I'm definitely going to try these with the peppers and onions!! My kids love black bean/cheese quesadillas so I'm sure they will like this version as well. Yummm!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-19-2010, 06:25 AM
QualiTcare's Avatar
QualiTcare QualiTcare is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,484
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbschildcare View Post
so I just went through all of the things everyone has listed in this thread and I can't see much of anything that all my kids will eat.
really? then what DO they eat?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-19-2010, 06:28 AM
DancingQueen DancingQueen is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 582
Default

I don't have many kids right now
4 total (includes my dd)
I can get all of them to eat
chicken nuggets
and
mac and cheese

those are the only things everyone will eat.

so if I make quesadillas - (which 2 will eat but the other 2 won't touch) I make the sides something the others will eat.

an average week

chick nuggets, french fries, corn, pears
peanut butter & jelly sandwhiches, apples, yogurt
mac & cheese, peas, pears
grilled cheese, carrots, peaches
hot dogs, baked beans, appleasauce

Not one of those dishes will everyone eat all of those choices (except my dd)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-19-2010, 08:04 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Here is my weekly menu that starts over every week and they all eat everything but I do only have 2 dc kids and my own 3 but 2 of mine are in school except in the Summer

Breakfest-
Monday- Milk, waffles, strawberries
Tuesday- Milk, pancakes, sausage
Wednesday- Milk, french toast sticks, and apple sticks
Thurday- Milk, egg, toast
Friday- Milk, cereal, bannana

Lunch-
Monday- Milk, spaghetti, meatballs, mixed fruit
Tuesday- Milk, Mac n cheese, peas, pears
Wednesday- Milk, hot dogs, green beans, Diced peaches
Thursday- Milk, chicken nuggets, corn, mandrin oranges
Friday- Milk, diced ham, diced cheese, crackers, applesauce

Snack-
Monday- Applejuice, Goldfish crackers
Tuesday- Applejuice, Popcorn
Wednesday- Applejuice, Sugar free pudding cup
Thursday- Applejuice, Graham crackers
Friday- Applejuice,Sugar free popcycles
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-19-2010, 08:46 AM
SandeeAR's Avatar
SandeeAR SandeeAR is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,188
Default

My daughters are now both in their late 20's. All this talk of kids eating/not eating, made me think of what they ate growing up. I can remember for YEARS, every meal had mac and cheese, corn and green beans along with the meat. Both girls would eat mac and cheese, one would eat corn and the other green beans. If my DH And I wanted anything else, I cooked it for us.

My kids did have a lot of burgers, nuggets and fries too.

However, today, (and when they were younger) they are both healthy and happy. And both eat various types of veggies today.

Btw, unlike most of you on here with young children, my kids are grown and I am much older (50's).

Last edited by SandeeAR; 10-19-2010 at 08:49 AM. Reason: additional thought
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-19-2010, 09:18 AM
laundryduchess@yahoo.com laundryduchess@yahoo.com is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 613
Default

My kids eat anything, but I get them at 6 weeks and they learn our eating style from then on. Wehave everything from sushi (cooked for the daycare children) to potroast.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-19-2010, 09:20 AM
DancingQueen DancingQueen is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 582
Default

food program won't let me serve the same thing every day - or I would
Funny thing is.. when parents start packing their lunches in january - i bet it is the same lunch every day..LOL
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-19-2010, 09:26 AM
SandeeAR's Avatar
SandeeAR SandeeAR is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbschildcare View Post
food program won't let me serve the same thing every day - or I would
Funny thing is.. when parents start packing their lunches in january - i bet it is the same lunch every day..LOL
Yep, my youngest ate PBJ everyday at lunch for years!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-19-2010, 09:29 AM
tenderhearts's Avatar
tenderhearts tenderhearts is offline
Daycare.com Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 1,199
Default

My dck's favorites with all of them is

HM tuna casserole
frito boats (frito or grain chips/topped with vegetarian chili and cheese)
Pizza subs
Mini Weiner wraps-( low-fat croissants, cut each triange in half, cut hot dog into 3's wrap hot dog in coissant with cheese bake.)

Ketchup is used here for everything too
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-19-2010, 10:13 AM
AfterSchoolMom's Avatar
AfterSchoolMom AfterSchoolMom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,938
Default

I had a DCK two years ago that was here three days per week. The parents packed lunch for him. EVERY day (because they told me he ate this at home too) he ate a package of crackers (6 in a package, but he'd only eat half) a single serving of peaches, and a yoohoo drink box. He wouldn't eat any snack at all except popcorn. I saw the Mom a while back and she says he's still eating this same thing every day.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-19-2010, 10:55 AM
tenderhearts's Avatar
tenderhearts tenderhearts is offline
Daycare.com Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 1,199
Default

I had a 2 yr old dcb last year and his parents said all he would eat at home was chicken noodle soup. Within a few months I was able to get him to eat a few new things (I never serve chick noodle soup) but to this day she said that's about all he'll eat at home still oh and jerky
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-19-2010, 10:56 AM
JJPlaycare's Avatar
JJPlaycare JJPlaycare is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Green Isle, MN
Posts: 292
Default

One thing that I didn't see on here that my kids love is TACOS/NACHOS! Another thing that my kids love here and has become a staple is Noodles and Peas! LOL Buttered noodles (I use Penne), mix in some peas and sprinkle with parmesan cheese, I serve meat on the side or sometimes add some ground hamburger right in with it! They love it!! They also enjoy Tator tot hotdish, I mix the veggies right in to it. They love spaghetti bake, in which I usually mix in cut up carrots and they don't even know they are in there and melt mozzerella cheese over and sprinkle with parmesan again I use Penne noodles! Less messy! I guess I don't have picky eaters compared to alot, I really only have 1 child I struggle with and he just turned one, his parents in fact just told me the other day that he WON'T drink milk at home anymore, only juice! Really he is 1, I told them to quit buying juice and only have milk as an option and see what happens! ! I just keep introducing and they eventually learn to eat it and like it!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
food kids perfer, food kids prefer, meals, quick foods, snack foods

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DCM Took DCG To The Doctor Yesterday Breezy Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11 06-22-2012 11:43 AM
New Foods :) cillybean83 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 4 02-01-2011 10:46 AM
Getting Kids to Try Unfamiliar Foods SilverSabre25 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 5 01-15-2011 05:31 AM
Why Are We Always the First to Blame? melskids Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 21 06-05-2010 12:39 PM
How Do We Handle Meals at Daycare? Unregistered Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 30 01-07-2010 12:30 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:05 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming