Child Care Menus and Recipes
Select a day below to see menu ideas and recipes perfect for child care centers participating in for National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week!

Monday  Minimize 




Frozen or fresh Blueberries

Crunchy Chinese Tuna Salad
(Pg. 15 MSR)

Graham Crackers

Vanilla yogurt 

Chow Mein Noodles

Sunflower butter

1Fluid Milk Lemon Roasted Carrots
(CACFP Week Recipes)

Celery Bites
   1Fluid Milk

Tuesday  Minimize 




Sliced Peaches
(fresh, canned or frozen)

Beef Tacos
(USDA D-24)

Deviled Eggs
(USDA D-02)

Toast (WG) with Jam

Taco Shells (WG)

Cracker (WG)

1Fluid Milk
Lettuce & Tomato Water

Pinto Beans
(canned or dried)
   1Fluid Milk

Wednesday  Minimize 




Apple Sauce

Toasted Cheese Sandwich (WG bread)
(Sandwiches F-13)

Broccoli & Cauliflower Bites

Cranberry Orange Muffin
(Recipe - RIMT®)

Red & Green Pepper Strips

Dip for Fresh Vegetables
(USDA E-15)

1Fluid Milk
Mandarin Oranges String Cheese

1Fluid Milk

Thursday  Minimize 




Slice Pears

Stir Fry Fajita Chicken, Squash, and Corn
(USDA D-60r) 

Sweet & Salty Cereal Mix (WG)
(Recipe - RIMT®)

Bagel (WG) with Apricot cream cheese

Brown Rice

1Fluid Milk

1Fluid Milk
Pineapple Tidbits

1Fluid Milk

Friday  Minimize 




Sliced Banana

Veracruz Bean Tortillas
(Pg.9 MSR)

Mixed Fruit

Ready-to-Eat Cereal (WG)

Avocado Slices

Cottage Cheese

1Fluid Milk
Dried Apricots Water

1Fluid Milk

1Whole unflavored milk children 1 to 2 years of age and nonfat or low-fat 1% unflavored fluid milk for children 2 – 5 years of age.

Water made available at all meals and snacks.

  • WG - Whole Grain-Rich
  • MSR - Multicultural Standardized Recipes (MSR) – Request from your local Education Service Center
  • USDA – Standardized Recipes
  • RIMT® - Rainbow In My Tummy® Standardized Recipes – Request recipes on the menus from your local Education Service Center
  • CACFP Week Recipes Digital copy on webpage

Menus Developed 2/2019

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