Most parents want to give 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.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with bananas or apples
Lunch: Chicken, corn and pineapple pizza
Snack: Fruit kebabs
Dinner: Pesto pasta
Breakfast: Apple muffins
Snack: Crackers applesauce
Dinner: Pork with roasted potatoes
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
Breakfast: Peanut butter and banana muffins
Lunch: Chicken and spinach salad wrap
Snack: Custard cake
Dinner: Pizza, Tossed salad, Frozen yogurt
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
Breakfast: Cereal, Fresh fruit in season
Lunch: Vegetable soup, Salmon sandwich
Snack: Poached eggs with asparagus
Dinner: Beef casserole, with bread
Breakfast: ½ grapefruit, Wholegrain toast, Cheddar cheese
Lunch: Beef sandwich, Coleslaw
Snack: Chocolate Banana Shake
Dinner: Fried Chicken, Creamy pasta & peas
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
Breakfast: Whole grain crackers, Apple
Lunch: Macaroni & cheese, Lettuce, Tomato
Snack: Cereal w/ dried fruit
Dinner: Apple toast
Breakfast: Orange juice, Oatmeal made with milk, Wholegrain toast
Lunch: Tuna casserole, Carrot sticks
Snack: Banana, Bagels with String Cheese
Dinner: Roast Chicken, Baked potatoes, Green beans, Whole wheat bread
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
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
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
Breakfast: Canned beans (rinsed) with brown rice and vegetables
Lunch: Teriyaki 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.