Menus

Gretchen's House Child Development Centers Preschool, and Toddler Menus

All menus are reviewed and approved by a registered dietitian. 

2015 Spring/Summer Menus (May-October)

Weeks of May 4, June 1, June 29, July 27, August 24, September 21, October 19

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack
 

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

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

Milk

Yogurt with Granola topping (no nuts)

Milk

Multigrain Cheerios

Peaches

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries or Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Bagels

Cream Cheese

Black Olives

Milk

Cottage Cheese

Mandarin Oranges

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

Milk

Black Bean and Quinoa Quesadillas

Whole Grain Tortillas

Broccoli

Apple Slices

Milk

Individual Cheese Pizza with Hidden Vegetable Pizza Sauce

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Green Beans

Unsweetened Applesauce

Milk

Chicken Stir Fry

Brown Rice/Quinoa Mix

Mixed Vegetables

Melon or Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Lean Beef/Refried Beans Taco Roll Ups

Whole Grain Soft Taco Shell

Peas

Bananas

Milk

"Wow"Butter and 100% Fruit Spread Sandwiches - toasted for toddlers

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Cauliflower

Seasonal Fruit

PM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Vegetable
Meat/Protein
Whole Grains

Water

Goldfish

Thawed Peas or Blanched for Toddlers

Water

Graham Crackers

Pumpkin Dip

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Fresh Cucumbers/Peppers or Blanched Veggies for Toddlers

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Water

English Muffins

100% Fruit Spread

Leftover Veggies and Fruit

Weeks of May 11, June 8, July 6, August 3, August 31, September 28, October 26

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

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

Milk

Whole Grain Crackers

Natural Cheese Slices

Milk

Kix Cereal

Bananas

Milk

Whole Grain Bagels

Roasted Red Pepper White Bean Dip or Cream Cheese

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries

Milk

Yogurt

Granola Topping (Nut Free)

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

Milk

Pumpkin Pancakes

Lean Turkey Sausage

Oats or 100% Whole Wheat Flour

Peas

Yogurt & Melon or Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Natural Cheese

Whole Grain Noodles

Green Beans

Apple Slices

Milk

Mini Lean Turkey Hamburgers or Kidney Bean Burgers

Whole Grain Bun

Cauliflower

Peaches

Milk

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

100% Whole Wheat Tortillas

Mixed Vegetables

Bananas

Milk

Broccoli and Natural Cheese with Brown Basmati Rice & Quinoa

Brown Basmati Rice/Quinoa Mix

Broccoli

Seasonal Fruit

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

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Water

Roasted Red Pepper White Bean Dip

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Sliced Peppers & Cucumbers or Blanched Vegetables for Toddlers

Water

Gold Fish Crackers

Thawed or Blanched Peas

Water

Graham Cracks

"Wow"Butter Spread

Leftover Fruits/Vegetables

Weeks of May 18, June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 5

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack
 

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

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

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries or Seasonal Fruit

Milk

100% Whole Wheat or Grain Bagels

Cream Cheese or Leftover Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

Milk

100% Whole Wheat Toast with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Bananas

Milk

Cheerios

Mandarin Oranges

Milk

Goldfish Crackers

Cold Peas or Blanched for Toddlers

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

Milk

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Hidden Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Whole Wheat Pasta

Carrots or Fresh Romaine Salad

Apples

Milk

All Natural Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Whole Grain Bun

Peas

Peaches

Milk

White Sauce Pizza with Hidden Spinach

100% Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Green Beans

Seasonal Fruit

Milk

"Wow" Butter and 100% Fruit Spread Sandwiches - Toasted for Toddlers

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Broccoli

Pears

Milk

Black Bean and Quinoa Quesadillas

Whole Grain Tortillas

Cauliflower

Melon or Seasonal Fruit

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

Water

Whole Wheat/Grain Crackers

Fresh Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

Water

Sliced Apples

Natural Cheese Slices

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Water

Yogurt

Nut Free Granola Topping

Water

Graham Crackers

Leftover Fruit and Vegetables

 

Weeks of May 25, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 14, October 12

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

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

Milk

Lowfat Yogurt

Granola Cereal (No Nuts)

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries or Seasonal Fruit

Milk and 100% Juice

100% Whole Wheat English Muffins

100% Fruit Spread

Milk

Whole Grain Crackers

Natural Cheese Slices

Milk

Kix

Thawed Peas or Blanched for Toddlers

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

Milk

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Natural Cheese

Whole Grain Noodles

Green Beans

Apple Slices

Milk

Lean Turkey Sloppy Joes

Whole Wheat or Grain Hamburger Bun

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Pears

Milk

Italian Cheese Pockets with Dipping Sauce

Whole Wheat Pita Pockets

Broccoli

Seasonal Fruit

Milk

French Toast

Lean Turkey Sausage

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Carrots

No Sugar Added Applesauce

Milk

Natural Cheese Slice Sandwich

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Cold Corn Salad or Cauliflower for Toddlers

Bananas

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

Water

100% Whole Wheat Toast

"Wow" Butter

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Fresh Pepper/Cucumber Slices or Blanched Vegetables for Toddlers

Water

Graham Crackers

Bananas

Water

100% Whole Grain Tortillas

Salsa

Black Olives

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Leftover Fruits and Vegetables

2015/2016 Fall/Winter Menus (November-April)

Weeks of November 2, November 30, January 4, February 1, February 29, March 28, April 25

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Breakfast/AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Vegetable
Meat/Protein
Whole Grains

Milk

Yogurt

Granola Topping (No Nuts)

Milk

Goldfish Crackers

Blanched Peas

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries or Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Milk

100% Whole Wheat Bagels

Leftover Fresh Veggie Spread or Cream Cheese

Milk

Cottage Cheese

Mandarin Oranges

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

Milk

Baked Ziti

Whole Grain Noodles

Cauliflower

Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Turkey Sausage

Pumpkin Pancakes with 100% Whole Wheat Flour

Peas

Peaches

Milk

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Whole Grain Wide Noodles/Whole Grain Crackers

Carrots/Celery/Onion

Apple Slices

Milk

Grilled Cheese with 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Tomato Soup

Broccoli

Bananas

Milk

Black Bean and Quinoa Quesadilla

Brown Rice

Carrots

Pears

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

Water

Graham Crackers

Bananas

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Natural Cheese Slices

Water

100% Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Fresh Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Water

English Muffins

100% Fruit Spread

Leftover Vegetables and Fruit

Weeks of November 9, December 7, January 11, February 8, March 7, April 4

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

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

Milk

Kix Cereal

Pears

Milk

Yogurt

Granola Topping (No Nuts)

Milk

Whole Grain Bagels

Cream Cheese and/or Leftover Pumpkin Dip

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries or Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Whole Wheat Crackers

Natural Cheese Slices

Black Olives

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

Milk

White Cheese Pizza with Hidden Spinach

100% Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Carrots

Apple Slices

Milk

Chicken Stir Fry

Brown Rice

Mixed Vegetables

Peaches

Milk

Lean Turkey Spaghetti

100% Whole Grain Noodles

Romaine Salad/Fresh Vegetables or Cauliflower (Toddlers)

Pears

Milk

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Natural Cheese

Whole Grain Noodles

Green Beans

Melon or Seasonal Fruit

Milk

"Wow" Butter and 100% Fruit Spread Sandwiches, Toasted for Toddlers

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Broccoli

Bananas

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

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Water

English Muffins

Homemade Pumpkin Dip

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Sliced Cucumbers or Blanched Vegetables for Toddlers

Water

Goldfish Crackers

Blanched Peas

Water

Graham Crackers

Leftover Fruit and Vegetables

Weeks of November 16, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 14, April 11

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Breakfast/AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Vegetable
Meat/Protein
Whole Grains

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Milk

100% Whole Wheat or Grain Bagels

Cream Cheese or Leftover Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread

Milk

100% Whole Wheat Toast with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Bananas

Milk

Cottage Cheese

Blanched Peas

Milk

Yogurt

Kix Cereal

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

Milk

Bean Chili

Homemade Corn Bread

Broccoli

Pears

Milk

Mini Lean Turkey or Bean Hamburgers

Whole Grain Hamburger Bun

Vegetarian Baked Beans

Apple Slices

Milk

Baked Ziti

Whole Grain Noodles

Cauliflower

Pineapple

Milk

Turkey Sausage

French Toast with Yogurt Topping (100% Whole Wheat Bread)

Carrots

Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Whole Wheat Tortilla

Mixed Vegetables

Peaches

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

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Natural Cheese Slices

Water

Graham Crackers

"Wow" Butter

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Water

100% Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Salsa

Black Olives

Water

Goldfish Crackers

Leftover Fruit and Vegetables

Weeks of November 23, December 21, January 25, February 22, March 21, April 18

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Arrival Snack

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Milk

Whole Grain Cereal

Breakfast/AM Snack
(Choose 2 of 4)
Milk/Juice
Fruit/Vegetable
Meat/Protein
Whole Grains

Milk

Goldfish Crackers

Black Olives

Milk

Whole Grain Waffles

Berries

Milk and 100% Juice

Kix

Blanched Peas

Milk

100% Whole Wheat English Muffins

Leftover Pumpkin Dip or 100% Fruit Spread

Milk

100% Whole Wheat Toast with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Bananas

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

Milk

"Wow" Butter and 100% Fruit Spread Sandwiches, Toasted for Toddlers"

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Cauliflower

Melon or Seasonal Fruit

Milk

Lean Turkey/Bean Tacos

100% Whole Grain Tortillas

Broccoli

Pears

Milk

Cheese Pizza

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Black Olives and Carrots

Bananas

Milk

Chicken Stir Fry

Brown Rice

Mixed Vegetables

Peaches

Milk

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Natural Cheese

Whole Grain Noodles

Green Beans

Apple Slices

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

Water

Lowfat Yogurt

Granola Cereal (No Nuts)

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Fresh Cucumber Slices or Blanched Vegetables for Toddlers

Water

Graham Crackers

Homemade Pumpkin Dip

Water

Whole Grain Crackers

Natural Cheese Slices

Water

Trail Mix: cereal, crackers, raisins/dried fruit

Leftover Fruit and Vegetables

Please note that cereal will be available for children with early arrivals.

Unsweetened Dry Cereal: Cheerios, Bran Flakes, Rice or Corn Chex, Kix and Original Life Cereal 
Fruit
: Fresh, canned, frozen, or dried fruits.  Serve fresh fruits whenever possible.
Trail Mix
: A mix of unsweetened cereals, crackers, raisins and other dried fruit.
Leftover fruits and vegetables should be served within 48 hours and can be added to breakfast, snacks or lunch.