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12-04-2013, 11:40 AM
What kind of meals do you all offer, what do you do if a child doesn't like it? Do you make them a sandwich?

12-04-2013, 11:53 AM
egg on toast

sandwiches, wraps, pitta bread with different fillings,
egg,beans,spaghetti on toast.
staffordshire oakcakes n cheese,bacon or other filling

evening meal..
casseroles n crusty cob,
curry n rice with nann bread,
spaghetti bolognese n garlic bread,
pasta and sauce with cheesey bread balls,
homemade pizzas,
chicken,beef,pork,lamb dinner,

veg snack tray
fruit snack tray
crackers and cheeses
bread sticks veg sticks and dips.
fruit scones
staffordshire oakcakes n cheese,bacon or other filling

at meals times offer water, milk or juice plus selections of veg or fruit, yoguct

if they dont like something i will ask what they do like if they are just been fussy i will give them yoguct and they wait till snack time but ive never really had problem with not liking something as i ask them the day before what they would like tomorrow..

Nicola Carlyle
12-04-2013, 12:03 PM
Meal wise I do the following:

Spaghetti bolognese (lots of hidden veg)
Chicken and ham pasta bake
Spaghetti carbonara
Tuna pasta bake
Macaroni cheese
Chicken lasagne
Turkey lasagne
Cottage pie
Mince and potatoes
Shepherds pie
Chicken pie
Chicken curry
Roast chicken,beef,pork
Sausage casserole
Toad in the hole
Sausage and mash
Fish pie
Pizza (make our own)
(All of above served with veg)

Bought: (childrens input and usually only appears in menu ones a week or fortnightly)
Fish and chips
Fish fingers
Chicken nuggets
Turkey dinosaurs (HATE THEM- but a but if give and take and all that)

Sandwiches, wraps, pitas - mixture or white and whole meal and various fillings - ham, cheese, chicken, turkey, egg, tuna may, cream cheese, all served with cucumber slices, tomatoes, pepper sticks, cheese cubes etc and some berries.
Scrambled eggs in toast
Dippy egg and soldier
Sausage rolls
Beens on toast
Spaghetti on toast

All kinds of fruit
Chic chip brioche
Cheese and biscuits
Homemade cakes and biscuits
Fromage frais
Dried fruit
Malt loaf
Apple loaf
Banana loaf

There us no alternative in my house as there are no special dietary requirements. They soon learn this. I'm also not big on pudding so don't offer it really but will occasionally.

Hope that helps.

12-04-2013, 12:21 PM
I do:

Breakfast: Cereal, Toast and a piece of fruit


Pasta in various sauces: Vegetable , Tomato & Basil, Cheese, Cheese & Tom
Beans/Spaghetti/Scrambed Egg on Toast
Vegetable Soup with Toast for dipping
Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Toast for dipping
Ratatouille with boiled Rice
Chicken, Vegetables & boiled Rice


Fish Pie
Spaghetti & Meatballs with Garlic Bread
Pasta Beef Bolognese with garlic Bread
Vegetable Casserole
Cottage Pie with mixed veg
Chicken Casserole with steamed veg
Fish Fingers, homemade oven chips, mixed Veg
Fish Cakes, homemade oven chips, beans
Sausage, Mash & Peas


Fresh Fruit, breadsticks, rice cakes, dried fruit, Melba Toast, Raisins, Sultanas


12-04-2013, 12:22 PM
Oh and I've been lucky that the two I have (my 1st two) eaten anything I out in front of them.

16-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Thankyou all, my mindee (he is my first) some days just refuses to eat and I am just a bit worried that he is hungry, but will ask for cake! Grrrr!!

hectors house
16-04-2013, 11:41 AM
I do similar meals to those listed above - mostly meals that I can cook in the evening for my family and reheat for the mindees - someone once asked me if I give the mindees the left overs I replied that actually their meals get dished up first and often it is us who gets the "left overs". I am lucky in that most of my mindees started with me as babies - parents supply meals up to a year old and then I take over, so they are all used to my cooking!

I like to use a visual prompt of putting the puddings on the table while they are still eating main course - just helps them focus!

16-04-2013, 01:41 PM
I might steal some of your ideas for lunch I'm on my first full day with mindee Xx

16-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Couscous is a quick one. I usually do it with pre-bought chicken drumsticks and salad veg. Also gnocchi as a change is a quick one and they all seem to love it. I just add a home made sauce with hidden veg. x

16-04-2013, 04:26 PM
similar as above but we now use sweet potatoes in the mash and sometimes add parsnips or leaks