Meal times for parents can produce a variety of emotions. If your child enjoys everything you put in front of them you will no doubt have wonderful experiences. If your child is quite 'selective' meal times can often be a nightmare that ends in tears, (yours and your child's!) Hopefully your child will enjoy the food I prepare everyday but please don't worry that your child is likely to starve when you aren't with them becasue they don't like anything from the menu. The menu is only there as a guide to the type of food your child will receive whilst I am caring for them. The menu can be altered to cater for a specific diet, children's likes, and there is also the option of providing your own food for each session providing the food is brought in an airtight container, and clearly labelled. The menu shows lots of healthy food and snacks but I also believe that some treats are acceptable in moderation. If your child loves a specific pudding or sweet, and you want me to provide these on occasion, I am happy to do so. I don't know what my daughter would do if she wasn't allowed the occassional chocolate button or two!
Morning Drink Lunch Afternoon Drink Dinner
Apple Fruit Juice/ Cauliflower & broccoli Bagels & soft Fruit Juice/ Roast Beef/
slices milk / water cheese cheese milk / water Chicken dinner
Chocolate sponge & Yorkshire Pud
chocolate custard and veg
Wholemeal Fruit juice/ Grilled smoked cod Fruit / digestive Fruit juice/ Tuna & pasta
Toast milk / water loin with buttered bread biscuit / yoghurt milk / water bake
potatoes Bananas with
Apple pie & custard Ice-cream/cream
Melon Fruit Juice/ Chicken in cream sauce Home made Fruit juice/ Homemade veg soup
slices milk / water with mashed potatoes flapjacks milk / water & homemade bread
and veg and butter
Hot pears in hot chocolate Creamed rice pudding
Toasted Fruit Juice/ Homemade pizzas Fruit / digestive Fruit juice/ Fish in cream & butter
T.cake milk / water with various toppings biscuit / yoghurt milk / water sauce, veg and sliced
Homemade trifle bread
Syrup sponge &
Banana Fruit Juice/ Turkey / Chicken / Beef Cheese on toast Fruit juice/ Chicken casserole
milk / water sandwich with salad milk / water with seasonal veg
Homemade cakes & buns Fruit salad, yoghurt
I feel that it is important that children have good food and I hope that my menu shows this. Just because someone is small, doesn’t mean that they don’t appreciate that same effort and quality that has been put into preparing it.
I also like to involve children in preparing food whenever possible. I think there is great satisfaction to eating something that you have made yourself. Baking is a wonderful way of having fun and getting a bit messy whilst creating a masterpiece in the kitchen. Homemade pizzas are also a brilliant way of children making choices, and discovering what they do and don’t like as toppings.
Food for weaning and babies:
I am happy to prepare meals suitable for weaning children and babies, but will re-heat food provided by parents if prefered.