ELC Nutrition - Sample Menu

Early Learning Center Nutrition 

A sample menu from April 14-25, 2014 of breakfasts, snacks, and lunches at the Early Learning Center. Menu ideas are appreciated. Ideas can be placed in the drop box by the kitchen. 

Whole milk is served to children younger than 24 months. Non-fat milk is served to children older than 24 months. Soy milk is substituted for non-dairy drinkers. Dairy free, gluten free, and meat free options are listed. 

  • (A) - Foods rich in vitiman A 
  • (C) - Foods rich in vitiman C
  • HM - Made in the Early Learning Center kitchen by Chef Gaye Thomas North
  • GF - Gluten free

Monday 14

Tuesday 15

Wednesday 16

Thursday 17

Friday 18

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Peaches(A)
Milk
*gf  - scrambled egg
corn tortilla

Breakfast
Whole Wheat
Pancake(HM)
Blueberries
Milk
*gf - pancake

Breakfast
Cheerios
Banana
Milk
*gf - chex

Breakfast
Carrots Muffin(HM)
Oranges (C)
Milk
*gf - muffin

Breakfast
Wheat Toast
Applesauce
Milk
*gf - biscuit

AM Snack
Graham Crackers
Milk
*gf - Rice Cake

AM Snack
Carrots(A), Broccoli, Cauliflower(C)
Hummus(HM)
Water

AM Snack
Apples
Milk

AM Snack
Hard Boiled Egg
Milk

AM Snack
Oatmeal Cookies(HM)
Milk
*gf - Banana

Lunch
Chicken Fried Rice (HM) (brown rice, spinach, carrots, egg)
Mandarin Oranges (C)
Milk
Non-meat  - egg only

Lunch
Taco Soup (HM)
(black & pinto beans tomatoes corn chicken)
Apples
Corn Muffins
Milk
*gf - corn muffin
Non-meat - beans only

Lunch
Chicken Curry (HM)
(brown rice, carrots, celery, onions, yogurt)
Tossed Salad
Peas
Tropical Fruit(AC)
Milk
Non-dairy - no yogurt
Non-meat - white beans

Lunch
Chicken Penne (HM)
(pasta, broccoli, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese)
Spinach Salad w/carrots
Banana
Milk
*gf - rice pasta
Non-dairy - no cheese
Non-meat - cheese only

Lunch
Bean & Cheese Burrito (HM)
Tossed Salad
Corn
Peaches(A)
Milk
Non-dairy - beans only

PM Snack
Apple Muffin(HM)
Milk
*gf - muffin

PM Snack
Oranges (C)
Wheat Thins
Water
*gf - rice crackers

PM Snack
Animal Crackers
Milk
*gf - animal crackers

PM Snack
Hummus(HM)
Pita
Milk
*gf - corn tortillas

PM Snack
Friendship Mix (Chex, Kix, Cheerios)
Apple Juice (C)
*gf - chex pretzels

Monday 21

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

Thursday 24

Friday 25

Breakfast
Oatmeal
Strawberries(C) & Blueberries
Milk
*gf - biscuit

Breakfast
Whole Wheat Toast
Cantaloupe(C&A)
Milk
*gf - pancake

Breakfast
Life Cereal
OJ (C)
Milk
*gf - chex

Breakfast
Oat Muffins(HM)
Peaches(A) & Pears
Milk
*gf - muffin

Breakfast
Vanilla Yogurt
Mandarin Oranges (C)
Granola(HM)
Milk

AM Snack
Animal Crackers
Milk
*gf - animal crackers

AM Snack
Apples
String Cheese
Water
*gf - milk
Non-dairy - soy milk

AM Snack
Pitas
Milk
*gf - muffin

AM Snack
Banana
Milk

AM Snack
Blueberry Muffins
Milk
*gf - muffin

Lunch
Spanish Rice (HM) (brown rice, pinto & black beans, tomatoes)
Tossed Salad
Corn
Apples
Milk

Lunch
Tomato Soup (HM)
Hard Boiled Egg
Peaches(A)
Whole Wheat Bread
Milk
*gf - muffin

Lunch
Tuna Noodles(HM)
Peas & Carrots(A)
Tossed Salad
Applesauce
Milk
*gf - rice noodles

 

Lunch
Chicken Stir-fry(HM)
(broccoli,carrots yellow & red
peppers, sugar peas, baby corn)
Brown Rice
Cantaloupe(AC)
Milk
Non-meat - egg

Lunch
Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
on Whole Wheat
Roasted Veggies
(carrots(A), broccoli, cauliflower(C))
Tropical Fruit(AC)
Milk
*gf - biscuit
Non-dairy - meat only
Non-meat - cheese only

PM Snack
Oranges (C) & Bananas
Wheat Thins
Water
*gf - rice crackers

PM Snack
Banana
Milk

PM Snack
Oranges (C)
Pretzels
Water
*gf - pretzel

PM Snack
Graham Crackers
Milk
*gf - Rice Cake

PM Snack
Apples
Milk