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Menu Plans

Meal Planning - November Menu with Grocery List

November meal planner! If you are looking for help planning a delicious Thanksgiving meal make sure to see Our Families Thanksgiving Dinner including recipes, grocery list, and even what time to put things in the oven!

This is based on a family of 5.

Our Free "Real Food" Meal Plans - 100 Days of Real Food

5 free "real food" meal plans to help make things a little easier for those busy families who would like to cut out processed food. If you follow the instructions below to download the meal plans then this is what you'll get: Five 7-day practical "real food" menu plans designed for busy families.

  • 16 weeks of Delaware CACFP/Delacare-approved menus • 120 CACFP-reimbursable recipes with nutritional information • 8 shopping lists of items needed for every two-week menu cycle

The cycle menus are designed to show how to achieve dietary variety, to use USDA Recipes for Child Care (available
online at, and to follow the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Menus meet the meal pattern requirements for 3-5 year olds. Portion sizes can be adjusted for other age groups using
the meal pattern requirements. Readers should consider any state and/or
local requirements when planning menus for children.

(from Institute of Child Nutrition - formerly known as NFSMI)

Shrinking Kitchen - Eat. Drink. Shrink.

These menu plans are not geared toward children but would be good for some delicious and nutritious meal planning inspiration.

The plans include the recipes and shopping lists and are weekly. You can even access all of the archived items too!

Focused on Family Child Care Providers as an audience this booklet is a great resource for all menu planning. At page 26 begins the sample menus.

From New York State CACFP - 20 days of menus. Portion sizes directed toward 3-5 year olds

MDC Food Program for Child Care Homes and Daycare Homes in Western Washington

A list of all sorts of menu options for breakfast, snacks and lunches.

Tuna salad on wheat, mangoes, banana, milk Waffles, eggs, blueberries, cantaloupe, milk Grilled cheese sandwich on rye, tomato soup, fresh pears, milk Corn dogs, cherries, mixed fresh veggies, milk Fish sticks, pretzels, carrot sticks, apple slices, milk Macaroni and cheese w/ extra cheddar, oranges, raisins, milk Multi-grain pancakes, scrambled eggs,

Kid-Friendly Recipes: prepare healthy family meals even picky eaters.

According to the Division of Responsibility theory of child feeding, it's the parent's responsibility to provide a reliable family meal time and a balanced meal with foods from all the food groups. It's the child's responsibility to decide what, and how much, to eat.