Ideas on MEALS to make for an In-Home Daycare?

Jennifer - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




I try to feed the children organic and healthy, at least most of the time. I'm struggling with coming up with more ideas of meals to make that all the kids will like. I want to make them healthy, yummy, quick dishes- or give leftovers from the night before. ANY IDEAS?? WHAT DO YOU DO? I have two children who can't have high fructose or much sugar; and one who can't have dairy. I can make the non-dairy one separate. I have two 1 year old's, two 2 year old's, and two 4 year old's. Thanks!!


Jocelyn - posted on 07/20/2010




The daycare I work at has a set menu for different meals for 2 weeks and it repeats. They're kid-friendly meals you've probably already thought of like chicken nuggets & fries, spaghetti, pizza, pasta & hamburger meat (homemade Hamburger Helper), rice & chopped pork, rice & chopped chicken, rice & diced sausage. Each meal is served with a fruit and vegetable as well as milk or juice.

They all take 20 minutes or less to make and with chopped meats it's easy to use foods that're leftover from the previous night. If your family ate chicken breasts or drumsticks, just chop it up and serve it with a rice/pasta and add soy sauce/cheese/spaghetti sauce. As long as it's chopped up then all the age groups should be able to eat it.


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Connie - posted on 07/29/2010




I have my menu posted on my website under CHILDCARE tab, you'll need the login "twinkle". I am just now putting my recipes on my blog. I try to get at least 1 superfood into every meal. They are all pretty healthy and under 30 minutes.

Jennifer - posted on 07/21/2010




Jocelyn- Thanks! I've been thinking about making a monthly menu and sending it out. Thanks!

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