Sample of some Menu Planning Ideas 

 

*When trying to menu plan for toddlers remember that according to the Canadian Food Guide you should eat 5-12 servings per day of Grain Products, 5-10 servings per day of Fruits and Vegetables, 2-3 Servings per day of meat and meat alternatives, and  2-4 servings of milk and milk products per day (Younger children will be at the lower end of this spectrum). Click here to view Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide

*HINT – To Make Meal preparation easier, Cook up extra at supper and freeze into individual meal size containers then when you are ready for lunch all you have to do is defrost and reheat.

 

BREAKFAST IDEAS

  • Apple Sauce
  • Bagel cream cheese
  • Cereal
  • Crepes
    • with lemon and sugar
    • Maple syrup
    • Jam
  • Croissant and jam
  • Eggs
    • Scrambled
    • Fried
    • Boiled
    • with soldiers
    • Omelets
  • Eggo’s
  • English Muffin
  • French Toast
  • Fresh fruit Salad
  • Granola
  • Hash browns
  • Instant Hot Oats
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Porridge
  • Sausage
  • Toad in the hole
  • Toaster pastry
  • Scones
  • Toast 
    • With Peanut butter
    • Jam
    • Butter
    • Cream Cheese
    • with melted cheese
  • Yogurt
    • Plain with fresh fruit
    • with granola

 

 

SNACK IDEAS

  • Animal crackers
  • Apple sauce
  • Apple Wedges and Cinnamon
  • Bagel and Cream cheese
  • Banana Bread
  • Celery and cheese whiz
  • Carrot Cake
  • Carrot sticks and dip
  • Carrot sticks and raisins
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Cheese and pineapple  skewers
  • Cheese strings
  • Cinnamon buns
  • Cookies
  • Cereal bars
  • Cupcakes
  • Dry Cereal
  • Granola bar
  • Grapes and cheese cubes
  • Fresh fruit skewers
  • fresh fruit tray with cool whip dip
  • Fresh veg and dip
  • Frozen berries and yogurt dip
  • Frozen Yogurt on a stick.
  • Fruit cups
  • Gold fish Crackers
  •  Jell-O
  • Moo
  • Muffins
  • Pudding
  • Rice Krispy squares
  • Pretzels and cheese
  • Popcorn
  • Sliced banana on graham crackers
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Trail Mix
  • Yogurt sticks
  • Yogurt
  • Zucchini bread

 

 

MAIN MEAL IDEAS

  • Baked Potato with

    • cheese

    • cheese and broccoli

    •  Baked beans

  • Beans and wieners

  • Bean Pasta

  • Beef Stew and dumplings

  • Beef Pies

  • Beef Stroganoff

  • Chicken Drumsticks with Shaken Bake

  • Chicken Fried rice

  • Chicken nuggets

  • Chicken pies

  • Chicken Stew

  • Chicken Soup

  • Cottage Pie

  • English muffin Pizza’s

  • Fish Fingers

  • Grilled Cheese

  • Ham 

  • Ham and Pea Soup

  • Hamburgers

  • Hamburger and rice

  • Hot Dogs 

  • Lasagna

  • Macaroni Cheese

  • Pizza

  • Pogo

  • Poutine

  • Roast Beef mashed Potatoes and gravy

  • Meatballs in sweet n sour sauce

  • Meat loaf

  • Sandwiches

  • Sloppy Joes

  • Sausages

  • Soups – 

  • Taco

  • Tuna Casserole

  • Tuna Pasta Salad

  • Pasta

  • Pigs in a blanket

  • Pita filled with

  • Pork chops

 

 

SIDE DISH IDEAS

  • Potatoes
    • Roasted
    • Boiled
    • Scalloped
    • Mashed
    • Fries
    • Tater tots
    • Smiles
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Cauliflower
    • with cheese sauce
  • Broccoli
    • with Cheese sauce
  • Corn
    • on the cob
    • Creamed
    • Whole kernel
    • Mini baby corn
  • Beans
    • Green
    • Yellow
    • baked in tomato sauce
  • Mixed Veg
  • Stir fry Veg
  • Salad
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Rice
  • Dinner rolls
  • Bread and butter

 

 

DRINK IDEAS

  • Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Strawberry milk
  • Flavored /coloured  Milk
  • Milk shakes
  • Floats
  • Orange Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Orange Cranberry
  • Lemonade
  • Frozen Fruit Juices
  • Smoothies
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