Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

Do you need inspiration to come up with great breakfast ideas for your new childcare menu? Here are a few that might spark some ideas in your head and make your meal planning easier for the new CACFP meal requirements in October, 2017. Click here to see them.

Breakfast for childcare programs on the CACFP should include:


Milk

Vegetables and/or Fruit

Grain

With the changes coming in October, 2017, we will be able to serve a meat or meat alternate in place of the grain up to three days per week so this increases our breakfast ideas for childcare.

Here are the meal pattern requirements and serving sizes.

The New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare Made Simple, snack ideas, lunch ideas, breakfast ideas

Click here for CACFP creditable snack ideas and here for lunch ideas.

Meat/meat alternate breakfast ideas for childcare

Milk, sausage patty and apples

Milk, sausage patty and peaches

Milk, sausage patty and cucumber slices

Milk, cottage cheese and pears

Milk, cottage cheese and fruit cocktail

Milk, scrambled eggs and tomatoes

Milk, scrambled eggs and spinach

Milk, fried eggs and grapes

Milk, boiled eggs and cherries

Milk, yogurt and berries

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Grain breakfast ideas for childcare

(Serving a whole grain cereal for breakfast, that will cover your whole grain requirement for the day)

Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

Milk, cereal and carrot sticks

               

               

   

Milk, cereal and peaches

Milk, cereal and pears

(Some approved cereals include: Best choice: Bran Flakes, Corn Crisps, Frosted Shredded Wheat, Happy O’s, Nutty Nuggets, Rice Crisps and Wheat Crisps, Great Value: Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Crunchy Oat Squares, Shredded Wheat, Toasted Corn, Toasted Rice, Toasted Wheat and Toasted Whole Grain Oats, Frosted Mini Wheats, Frosted Mini Wheat Little Bites, Plain Mini Wheats, Plain Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios, Complete All-Bran, Fiber One, Shredded Wheat, Frosted Mini Spooners, Blueberry and Strawberry, Grape Nuts, Grape Nuts Flakes, Alpha Bits, Whole Grain Honey Bunches of Oats plain, almond and vanilla, Kix, Berry Kix, Honey Kix, Total, Plain Life, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Wheaties)

(Serving whole grain hot cereals will cover your whole grain requirement for the day)

Milk, oatmeal and raisins

(Click here to see how to make your own flavored oatmeal to save you money)

Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

Milk, cream of wheat and carrot sticks

Milk, cooked brown rice and berries

Milk, whole wheat biscuits and apples

Milk, whole wheat toast and peaches

Milk, whole wheat bagels and oranges

Milk, whole wheat English muffins and grapefruit

Milk, whole wheat pancakes and cherry tomatoes

Milk, whole wheat croissants and carrot sticks

Milk, whole wheat waffle and pineapple

Milk, whole wheat muffins and watermelon

Milk, whole wheat banana bread and kiwi

You can see these are not the only meals you can serve, but they might get you thinking of all the things you can make for your kids to eat in childcare. Click here to check out how to navigate the new CACFP requirements for childcare meals.

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Complete Guide of Breakfast Ideas for the New CACFP Meal Requirements for Childcare

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