Healthy Food Menus for Children

Most parents want togive the best for their children. One of the best things that a parent could provide is the nutritious foods by planning carefully healthy food menus.

Below are two sets of healthful meal plans for your children. You may re-arrange the menu if you want to.

Set 1

Monday

Breakfast: Oatmeal with bananas or apples

Lunch: Chicken, corn and pineapple pizza

Snack: Fruit kebabs

Dinner: Pesto pasta

Tuesday

Breakfast: Apple muffins

Lunch: Lasagna

Snack: Crackers applesauce

Dinner: Pork with roasted potatoes

Wednesday

Breakfast: French toast with cinnamon toast bread

Lunch: Corn salsa and pita bread

Snack: Carrot sticks and peanut butter

Dinner: Baked beans, Tomato slices, Whole wheat bread

Thursday

Breakfast: Peanut butter and banana muffins

Lunch: Chicken and spinach salad wrap

Snack: Custard cake

Dinner: Pizza, Tossed salad, Frozen yogurt

Friday

Breakfast: Whole wheat waffles with strawberries or peaches

Lunch: Apple cheese sandwich with honey

Snack: Pineapple sundaes

Dinner: Spaghetti with meat and tomato sauce, Whole wheat bread

Saturday

Breakfast: Cereal, Fresh fruit in season

Lunch: Vegetable soup, Salmon sandwich

Snack: Poached eggs with asparagus

Dinner: Beef casserole, with bread

Sunday

Breakfast: ½ grapefruit, Wholegrain toast, Cheddar cheese

Lunch: Beef sandwich, Coleslaw

Snack: Chocolate Banana Shake

Dinner: Fried Chicken, Creamy pasta & peas

Set 2

Monday

Breakfast: Scrambled egg with Wholegrain toast, Fresh fruit in season

Lunch: Meat loaf, Cabbage, Mashed potatoes

Snack: Cheese and crackers

Dinner: Chuck pot roast, Roast potatoes

Tuesday

Breakfast: Whole grain crackers, Apple

Lunch: Macaroni & cheese, Lettuce, Tomato

Snack: Cereal w/ dried fruit

Dinner: Apple toast

Wednesday

Breakfast: Orange juice, Oatmeal made with milk, Wholegrain toast

Lunch: Tuna casserole, Carrot sticks

Banana Snack: Bagels with String Cheese

Dinner: Roast Chicken, Baked potatoes, Green beans, Whole wheat bread

Thursday

Breakfast: Wholegrain bread, Chocolate pudding

Lunch: Split pea soup, Wholegrain bread, Carrot sticks

Snack: Oranges w/Veggie Chips

Dinner: Stir fried chicken & vegetables, Rice, Fresh fruit in season

Friday

Breakfast: Orange, Boiled egg, Wholegrain toast

Lunch: Soupy dish (asparagus, or tomato soup), Grilled burger, with mashed potato

Snack: Iced mango yogurt

Dinner: Chicken with Broccoli and Sundried Tomatoes

Saturday

Breakfast: Ham and cheese tortilla, Apple

Lunch: Vegetable omelet, Wholegrain bread, Canned peaches, Milk

Snack: Bagels with String Cheese

Dinner: Pork Chop and Creamy Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans

Sunday

Breakfast: Canned beans (rinsed) with brown rice and vegetables

Lunch: Teryaki wings, Cooked rice, Pineapple chunks

Snack: Applesauce w/ Graham Crackers

Dinner: Easy Fajitas with Mexican Onions, Fruit Salad

Serve your children with milk, different kinds of juices or fruit or milk shakes every meal. Be creative in serving meals to your children for them not to get bored with the food they are eating. When planning the menu for your children, take note of the following:

1) You must include variety of foods per day from each four food groups.

2) Food choices must be safe to eat, loved and enjoyed by children

3) Choose food that shows different colors, textures and flavors to make it more attractive to children

4) Spread out throughout the day one serving of meat, fish, poultry, eggs, beans or tofu.

5) Prepare snacks that don't cause cavities.

6) Control the food or beverage intake of your children that are high in fat, sugar, calories and sodium.

7) Start introducing different foods by serving in small quantity.

8) Take note of your children's allergy-causing foods.

9) Serve bite size pieces of food to prevent choking.

10) For children below three years old, remove the seeds and peels before giving it to them.

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article Posted: August 28, 2013

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