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Family child care provider and blogger, Stacy Ransom, recently tried out a week cycle menu from the CACFP Meal Planning Guide. She shares with us pictures, preparation notes and how she and the children responded to the new recipes. Check it out!
Trying to feed the children healthier foods but having a tough time getting them to eat the food? These tips might be just what you were looking for.
Sloppy Sammies are delicious, we tried them and the children loved them - do did the parents! Get the recipe and the CACFP menu for a day which is listed by CACFP crediting component.
Homemade Ice Cube Tray Grape Popsicles - No Sugar Added!
High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes for our #gimmefive challenge and cooking with a 3 year old! Fun post.
These nutrition education cards can be turned into a fun game for your child care! Or how else do you think you could use them with the children?
Get the recipe for the "Green Giant Salad" and a Menu for the day to go with it!
Get some taste test ideas to help grow some adventurous eaters! A fun way to try new fruits and vegetables. #gimmefive.
Tips and ideas for roasting veggies as well as delicious recipe for roasted cauliflower!
3 guides to help you determine what produce is in season! Knowing what is in season will help your budget and help you purchase locally grown foods. One guide helps you find out what is in season in your state, the other is a great database of many different types of veggies/fruits and another is a simple pdf print out for you!
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