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Lilbutterflie 01:35 PM 06-21-2010
I have a rotating menu, but still am looking to break things up a bit and add a few new snack and lunch meals to my menu! Anyone have any kid-favorite ideas?
Right now, the favorite snack for us is chocolate-dipped frozen bananas rolled in peanuts. Another kid favorite is real strawberry lemonade (buy lemonade or use the powder mix; then add some frozen sliced strawberries! YUM!)
What are some of your favorites?
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safechner 01:44 PM 06-21-2010
I have used a lot of the kids' favorite foods and drinks for this summer. Check it out: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/yourkids/main.aspx

It is so much easier for me to make...
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Michael 02:03 PM 06-21-2010
Here are some other post that might help:
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=snacks
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=lunch
https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=meals
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booroo 02:04 PM 06-21-2010
Right for some reason they are all liking cheese sticks... But we like:

bananas with melted peanut butter and honey the sprinkle granola
mini pizza I take the mini hamburger buns place spoonful if pizza sause, get the topping out let the kids make the toast in the toaster oven
I make what I call Rylee muffins, special made for my daughter that can't have milk, all the kids love those
grahm crackers with peanut butter or nutella
popsicyles
grapes that I wash up place in the freeze in the moring in a snack sized zipper bags prefect at 10 am
jello gigglers
homemade ice cream
cookies
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QualiTcare 12:36 PM 06-22-2010
i buy yogurt in the individual containers for my own kids - i get yoplait strawberry flavor and put them in the freezer. when they're frozen solid, they're reeeally good like ice cream but not messy. it takes awhile to eat them too.

jello with mixed fruit is good and cheap.
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sahm2three 01:03 PM 06-22-2010
Here are some of the current favs:

Frozen Gogurts
Cottage cheese and pretzels
Graham crackers and milk
Apples slices and string cheese

I may try the lemonade with strawberries. Maybe make them into popcicles?? YUMMO!
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Lianne 01:19 PM 06-22-2010
Snacks:
Nacos with cheese and salsa
Platter of fruit with dip
Veggies with dip
Spinach dip with bread or tortilla chips
Rice cakes
Pinweheel sandwiches
Pepperoni, cheese and pickles/olives (grosses me out but they love this)
Muffins
Homemade granola bars
Trail mix (dry cereal, rainsins, fish crackers, nuts depending on ages/allergies)
Graham crackers with cream cheese
Half a bagel with cream cheese
Pretzels w/ a tablespoon of peanut butter or (occasionally) Nutella
Hard boiled eggs
Watermelon sliced up


Lunch:
Porkloin in crockpot w/ cranberry sauce & onion soup mix, potatoes and veggies
Burgers, potato salad, raw veg w/ dip
Meatballs, rice, veggies
Baked ham, potato salad, fruit
Cold plates (keilbasa, cheese, assorted veggies w/dip, fruit, yogurt)
Pizza (home made, frozen, english muffin style), salad
Pasta w/ different sauces
Stirfry, rice, salad
Baked chicken, sweet potato fries, veggies
Sandwiches (any type in any kind of grain - different breads, buns, soft tortilla shells)
Chicken Wrap (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, peppers w/ cooked chicken or a baked chicken nugget cut up & ranch dressing)
Tuna salad w/ bread sticks, coleslaw, fruit (my kids prefer using hard bread stick to scoop and eat tuna with)
Roast beef, potatoes, veg.
Tacos or Fajitas w/ fixings, salad
Soup, salad and garlic bread
Chicken ceasar salad
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