CACFP Lunch Ideas for Childcare
Do you get in a boring rut when making lunch for your kids? Check out these lunch ideas to get your creative juices flowing and come up with some great ideas.
CACFP Lunch Ideas for Childcare
Click here to see the new requirements.
Each lunch must include:
Meat or meat alternate
Vegetable and fruit or two vegetables
Daycare menu ideas
Here are the serving sizes required for lunch ideas for your menu
CACFP menus, Chicken lunch ideas
Milk, chicken and brown rice, broccoli and apples
Milk, baked drumsticks, whole wheat rolls, corn and cabbage
(click here for a delicious cabbage recipe, so yummy. My kids and I love it.)
Milk, homemade chicken strips and cauliflower stir fry, brown rice, pears
Sample daycare menus
CACFP Meal patterns, Beef lunch ideas
Milk, ground beef and whole grain pasta with peas and oranges
(click here to see how to make your own hamburger helper type recipes from scratch)
Milk, beef and broccoli stir-fry, brown rice and carrot sticks
Milk, meatballs, whole wheat pasta with kale, and grapes
(click here to see how to make homemade meatballs)
Milk, beef and vegetable soup, whole wheat Ritz crackers and bananas
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Pork lunch ideas
Milk, pulled pork sandwiches on whole wheat buns, green beans and raisins
Milk, pork chops, fried okra, mixed vegetables and whole wheat rolls
Milk, ham, corn, broccoli and whole wheat bread
Milk, homemade pizza on whole wheat crust, cheese and pepperoni, bell peppers, and apples
(click here to see how to make your own pizza)
Childcare lunch menu ideas
Milk, homemade fish sticks, corn, baked potatoes and whole wheat bread (click here for a great fish stick recipe!)
(click here to see how to make your own homemade whole wheat bread, hamburger buns and rolls)
Milk, spaghetti made with ground beef, sauce, and whole wheat pasta, tomatoes and plums
Milk, cottage cheese, Ritz crackers, corn, and broccoli
Milk, beans, cornbread, carrot sticks and apples
Milk, whole wheat club crackers, cheese slices, peaches and peas
Milk, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole wheat bread, cottage cheese, asparagus and squash.
Milk, taco soup, tortilla chips and apples
(click here for a taco soup recipe kids love)
Milk, boiled eggs, whole wheat gold fish crackers, brussels sprouts and corn
Ideas for toddler lunches
Breakfast for lunch ideas
Milk, egg in a nest (cut a hole in your whole wheat bread with a biscuit cutter and drop your egg in the hole to cook it) carrot sticks and strawberries
Milk, whole grain waffles, scrambled eggs, watermelon and cherry tomatoes
(click here for a great waffle recipe)
Milk, whole wheat biscuits, sausage patties, corn and applesauce
Milk, whole wheat English muffins, fried eggs, cucumbers and cabbage
Milk, whole wheat muffins, boiled eggs, blueberries and broccoli
Milk, whole wheat pancakes, bananas, scrambled eggs and hash browns
Hopefully, some of these lunch ideas will help you make sense of the new CACFP requirements starting in October 2017.
If you have some great lunch ideas, leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
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