Meals and healthy eating

Our menu for the week beginning Monday, November 18, 2019 is below.

Please inform the nursery of any updated dietary or allergen requirements for your child.

Monday

Mixed bean & root vegetable stew with herb couscous & cooked carrot sticks; stewed apple & rhubarb with custard

Lunch

Baked potatoes with homemade mackeral pate & cucumber; seasonal fruit salad

Tea

Vegetarian

Mixed bean & root vegetable stew with herb couscous & cooked carrot sticks; stewed apple & rhubarb with custard

Dietary requirements/allergens

Baked potatoes with cheese & cucumber; seasonal fruit salad

Tuesday

Creamy pork, leek & mustard casserole with mashed potatoes & sliced sprouts; banana pancakes & yoghurt dip

Lunch

Parsnip, butter bean & apple soup with wholemeal toast strips & spread; poached pears and plain greek yoghurt

Tea

Vegetarian

Creamy pork, leek & mustard casserole with mashed potatoes & sliced sprouts; banana pancakes & yoghurt dip

Dietary requirements/allergens

Parsnip, butter bean & apple soup with wholemeal toast strips & spread; poached pears & plain greek yoghurt

Wednesday

Chicken korma with brown rice & green beans; semolina & blackberry compote with plum slices

Lunch

Root vegetable & red lentil pasta & rice cake strips; sliced grapes & cheese cut into sticks

Tea

Vegetarian

Chickpea korma with brown rice & green beans; semolina & blackberry compote with plum slices

Dietary requirements/allergens

Root vegetable & red lentil pasta & rice cake strips; sliced grapes & cheese cut into sticks

Thursday

Lamb mince, pearl barley hotpot with root vegetables; banana sticks

Lunch

Cous cous & chickpea salad & broccoli florets; soft poached plums & custard

Tea

Vegetarian

Soya mince, pearl barley hotpot with root vegetables; banana sticks

Dietary requirements/allergens

Cous cous & chickpea salad & broccoli florets; soft poached plums & custard

Friday

Haddock ratatouille with pasta shapes; canned fruit cocktail & custard

Lunch

Pitta strips with egg mayo, cucumber strips & cooked carrot sticks; yoghurt & mixed dried fruit & apple slices

Tea

Vegetarian

Lentils & ratatouille with pasta shapes; canned fruit cocktail with custard

Dietary requirements/allergens

Pitta strips with egg mayo, cucumber strips & cooked carrot sticks; yoghurt & mixed dried fruit & apple slices

Healthy eating

We understand the importance of promoting and establishing healthy eating practice from an early age. We provide freshly-prepared meals that are both varied and nutritious.  All of our menus have been checked and approved by the Food For Life nutritionist.  Once our babies are ready to start complementary food we work closely with parents and only use 'real' food no jars or packets.

Our chef cooks with no salt and limited sugar, with a preference for natural sugars if needed.  There is always a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and we even grow a few of our own in the nursery garden vegetable beds.

Parents can access the weekly menu both on line and in our cloakrooms.  We are always happy to support parents and advise regarding healthy eating.  We also welcome cultural or favourite menu suggestions from parents.  To read more about healthy eating visit our healthy eating policy

The children are provided with a mid morning snack and milk to drink.  Lunch is a main course followed by a healthy dessert.  Tea is a light meal consisting of a savoury dish followed again by a healthy desert with milk to drink.  Water is available all through the day. 

 

We are proud to say we hold the highest Food Standard Award of 5 stars. for Health and Hygiene in addition to the Food For Life Award.

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