Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers

Young 5, Preschool and Toddler—Spring/Summer Menu 2013

Week A | Week B | Week C | Week D

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
           

AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal
           

Breakfast
Fluid Milk and
fruit or vegetable
Fruit/Veggie
and whole grain.

Milk Milk Milk Milk Milk

Low fat Yogurt and Cheerios

Bran Flakes and Peaches

Cottage Cheese, mandarin oranges and whole grain crackers

100% whole wheat or grain bagels w/cream cheese and raisins or leftover fresh veggie spread

Whole grain waffles, and berries

           

Lunch
Fluid Milk; Meat and/or Alternative; 2 Vegetables and/or Fruits; Bread or Grain Equivalent

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Black Bean and Rice Quesadillas

Individual cheese pizza

Mini Lean Turkey hamburgers or Beans on a Multi-Grain Bun

Lean Beef /Cheese Tacos Vegetarian: Refried beans
Vegetarian: Refried beans

Hidden Broccoli Pasta Bake w/pureed vegetable sauce

Whole grain tortillas

Whole wheat English Muffins

Whole Grain Hamburger buns

Whole Grain Soft Taco Shells

Whole Grain Noodles

Broccoli

Black/green olives
carrots

Mixed vegetables

Lettuce/Tomato/Peas

Cauliflower

Apple Slices

Unsweetened applesauce

Melon

Bananas

Seasonal Fruit

           

PM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Goldfish and tropical fruit

Graham Crackers and Bananas

Whole Grain Crackers and fresh vegetable cream cheese spread

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers & raisins/dried fruit and frozen peas or blanched vegetables

English Muffins and 100% fruit spread and leftover veggies and fruit

Week of: May 6, June 3, July 1, July 29, Aug 26, Sept 23, Oct 21

Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers
Young 5, Preschool and Toddler—Spring/Summer Menu 2013

Week B

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
           

AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal
           

Breakfast
Fluid Milk and
fruit or vegetable
and whole grain.

Milk & Orange Juice Milk Milk Milk Milk

Whole grain crackers with natural cheese slices

Whole grain Bagels w/cream cheese or leftover bean dip

Fruit Tortilla- whole wheat tortilla, cream cheese, strawberry jam and fresh or frozen berries

Cottage Cheese, Pineapple and whole grain crackers

Low fat Yogurt with Granola topping (nut free)

           

Lunch
Fluid Milk; Meat and/or Alternative; 2 Vegetables and/or Fruits; Bread or Grain Equivalent

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Basil Parmesan Chicken

Lean Turkey Sloppy Joes

Homemade Macaroni/Cheese w/natural cheese

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

White bean/broccoli spread on whole grain pitas

Brown Rice

Whole grain hamburger buns

Whole Grain Noodles

Whole Wheat Tortillas

Whole wheat pita

Carrots

Broccoli

Peas

Mixed vegetables

Cauliflower

Yogurt & Melon or seasonal fruit

Peaches

Apple Slices

Bananas

Unsweetened Applesauce

           

PM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Whole wheat pita bread w/homemade bean dip

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers & raisins/dried fruit

Cheerios and Bananas

Whole wheat/grain crackers with fresh or blanched vegetables for toddlers

Whole grain tortillas w/salsa and leftover vegetables

 

Week: May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug 5, Sept 2, Sept 30, Oct 28

Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers
Young 5, Preschool and Toddler—Spring/Summer Menu 2013

Week C

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
           

AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal
           

Breakfast
Fluid Milk and
fruit or vegetable
and whole grain

Milk

Milk Milk Milk Milk

Cottage Cheese whole grain crackers and Tropical Fruit

100% Whole wheat or grain bagels w/cream cheese or leftover vegetable cream cheese spread

Whole Grain Waffles and Seasonal fruit

Fruit Tortilla- whole wheat tortilla, cream cheese, strawberry jam and fresh or frozen berries

100% Whole Wheat Toast and Bananas

           

Lunch
Fluid Milk; Meat and/or Alternative; 2 Vegetables and/or Fruits; Bread or Grain Equivalent

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Individual cheese pizza

Creamy Taco Mac with lean ground turkey

Lean Beef /Cheese Tacos Vegetarian: Refried beans

Hidden Broccoli Pasta Bake w/pureed vegetable sauce

Black Bean and Rice Quesadillas

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Grain Noodles

Whole Grain Soft Taco Shells

Whole Grain Noodles

Whole Grain Tortillas

Black olives & carrots

Mixed vegetables

Lettuce/Tomato/Peas

Green Beans

Broccoli

Unsweetened applesauce

Peaches

Apple

Bananas

Melon

           

PM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Whole wheat/grain crackers with fresh vegetable cream cheese spread

Whole wheat/grain crackers and natural cheese slices

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers & raisins/dried fruit and frozen peas or blanched vegetables

Yogurt and Kix Cereal

Gold fish Crackers and leftover fruit and vegetables

Week: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 7

Gretchen’s House Child Care Centers
Young 5, Preschool and Toddler—Spring/Summer Menu 2013

Week D

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
           

AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal Milk and Whole Grain Cereal
           

Breakfast
Fluid Milk and
fruit or vegetable
and whole grain

Milk Milk Milk and 100% Juice Milk Milk

100% Whole Wheat Toast with a sprinkle of Cinnamon and Pears

Whole Grain Waffles, and Berries

Natural Cheese Slices and Whole Grain Crackers

Goldfish and Frozen Peas Toddlers: Blanched Veggies

Kix and Raisins

           

Lunch
Fluid Milk; Meat and/or Alternative; 2 Vegetables and/or Fruits; Bread or Grain Equivalent

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Milk

Homemade Macaroni/Cheese w/natural cheese

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Basil Parmesan Chicken

Mini Lean Turkey Hamburgers or Beans on a Multi-Grain Bun

Italian Cheese pockets w/pizza dipping sauce

Whole Grain Noodles

Whole Wheat Tortilla

Brown Rice

Whole grain hamburger buns

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Peas

Mixed vegetables

Carrots

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Broccoli

Apple Slices

Pears

Yogurt & Melon

Peaches

Grapes or seasonal fruit

           

PM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Veggie
Meat/protein
Whole Grains

Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Low Fat Yogurt, Granola Cereal (no nuts)

Cottage Cheese and Pineapple

100% Whole Grain Tortillas & Salsa

Graham Crackers and Bananas

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers & raisins/dried fruit and frozen peas or blanched vegetables

Week: May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 14

*PLEASE NOTE THAT CEREAL WILL BE AVAILBLE FOR CHILDREN WITH EARLY ARRIVALS*
Unsweetened Dry Cereal: Cheerios, Bran Flakes, Rice or Corn Chex, Kix, and Original Life Cereal (DO NOT SERVE: Wheaties Fuel)
Lightly Sweetened Dry Cereal: Cinnamon Life, Fruity Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Honey Kix
Fruit: Fresh, canned, frozen, or dried fruits. Serve fresh fruits whenever possible
Trail Mix: A Mix of unsweetened, lightly sweetened cereals, crackers, raisins and other dried fruit.
Leftover fruits and vegetables should be served w/in 48 hours and can be added to breakfast, snacks or lunch.