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Sample 6-day cycle menu for Kids- Ideal Kids Menu


The following is a sample 6-day cycle menu.  You may change any of the meals shown, rearrange the order, or make substitutions within a meal.

Day 1

Breakfast

Whole Wheat English Muffin –25 gm or 0.9 oz with 1 Tbsp Jelly*

Fruit Cup – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Snack

100% Grape Juice – ¾ cup

“Ants on a Log” (*Celery Sticks ½ cup, with Peanut Butter – 2 Tbsp and *raisins – 2 Tbsp)

Lunch/Supper

Chicken Nuggets – 2 oz

with BBQ Sauce or Honey* – 1 Tbsp

Peas and carrots – ½ cup

Whole Wheat Dinner Roll – 25 gm

or 0.9 oz

Apple Slices – ¼ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 2

Breakfast

Ready-to-Eat Cereal – ¾ cup

Canned Sliced Pears – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Snack

Soft Pretzel – 25 gm or 0.9 oz

100% Orange Juice – ¾ cup (6 fl oz)

Lunch/Supper

Turkey Burger (cooked, 2 oz)

on Whole Wheat Roll – 25 gm

or 0.9 oz

Lettuce and Tomato (optional)

Baked Potato Wedges – ½ cup

Green Beans – ¼ cup

Fat-free Chocolate Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 3

Breakfast

Bagel – 25 gm or 0.9 oz with

Fat-free Cream Cheese* – 1 Tbsp

Orange slices – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Snack

Fat-free Raspberry Yogurt – 4 oz or ½ cup

Low-fat Granola Bar, Plain – 50 gm

or 1.8 oz

Water*

Lunch/Supper

Submarine Sandwich (Hoagie)

(Lean Ham – ½ oz, Turkey – ½ oz

Low-fat/fat-free Cheese – 1 oz

Lettuce and Tomato – ¼ cup

Italian Hoagie Roll – 25 gm

or 0.9 oz

Watermelon Cubes – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

*Low-fat/fat-free Vanilla Pudding

Day 4

Breakfast

Whole-Grain Granola Cereal with Raisins* (3/4 cup or 1 oz)

Fresh Banana slices – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Snack

Tortilla Triangles – 25 gm

or 0.9 oz

(with Cheese slice – 1 oz)

Cherry Tomato Halves* – ½ cup

Water*

Lunch/Supper

Tuna Chef’s Salad

Tuna – 2 oz.

Lettuce, Tomato, Broccoli, Celery,

Cucumbers – ¾ cup

Pumpernickel Roll – 25 gm

or 0.9 oz

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Ranch dressing* – 1 Tbsp

Day 5

Breakfast

Blueberry Muffin – 50 gm or 1.8 oz

Sliced Peaches- ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Snack

Raw Vegetable Medley – ¾ cup

Broccoli, Carrot Sticks, Celery

Sticks and Cherry Tomatoes

Hummus – ½ cup

Water*

Lunch/Supper

Mexican Pizza – 1

(Corn Tortilla – 25 gm or 0.9 oz, 1/8 cup of Tomato Sauce*, ¼ cup of Refried Beans and low-fat/fat-free Cheddar Cheese – 1 oz)Garden Salad – ½ cup

Pineapple Tidbits – ¼ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Day 6

Breakfast

Waffle – 31 gm or 1.1 oz

with Light Maple Syrup* – 1 Tbsp

Blueberries – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Snack

Fresh Fruit Cup – ¾ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

Lunch/Supper

Chicken Pita pocket

(2 oz lean Chicken, Whole Wheat Pita Bread –25 gm or 0.9 oz, Lettuce and Tomato – ¼ cup)

Coleslaw – ½ cup

Grape Halves* – ½ cup

Fat-free Milk – 1 cup (8 fl oz)

*Other foods added; not required to meet meal pattern requirements or creditable toward requirements.