I am sorry to disappoint you mommies but this meal plan is for Kids only (1-12yrs). Besides there is no one-size-fits all when it comes to meal plans, majorly because our nutrition needs and diet varies by sex, age, health history etc. Other factors include lifestyle, likes, even purse however, I will emphasize mostly on breakfasts.
It is very true that breakfast (coined from Break-The-Fast) is the most important meal of the day and this is because it literally helps to break the overnight fasting period and to supply energy that the brain needs to function for the new day.
Children need breakfast more because according to WebMd “their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refueling often, from food.”
Breakfast also helps children concentrate and gives them strength for physical and mental tasks.

This meal plan was developed with the following considerations in mind:

  • Variety

Children will prefer some foods to others and this is fine. You may adjust to your child’s food preference and food availability.

  • Nutritional Value

Certain nutritive factors of food products such as number of calories was also taken into consideration.

  • Combination Foods

Foods are combined in such a way as to meet the daily food component requirement.

Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
1 Oats, Eggs, Milk, Carrot 4 Fruit Cake, Banana, Chicken drumstick, Yogurt 7 Pasta, Peas, Plantain, Titus, Yogurt 10 Bread, Banana, Peanut butter, Smoothie 13 Wheat Bread, Avocado dip, Boiled Egg & milk
2 Bread, Butter, Minced beef & onion fold, 100% Juice 5 Macaroni & cheese with Carrots & Spices (Ginger, Garlic), Tangerine 8 MoiMoi, Ogi, Milk, Apple 11 Mashed Potaotoes with Fish &  Vegetables, Pineapple Chunks 14 Toast, Jam, Milk, Eggs
3 Pancakes, chopped Tomatoes, Onions, Sausage, Yogurt 6 Sandwich: Bread, Butter, Tuna, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheese, Milk 9 Baked Beans, Dodo, Orange slices 12 Breakfast cereal, Dodo, Fish, Soymilk 15 Noodle Chicken Vegetable stir fry, Milk

 

 

Listed below the important components i.e food groups that should make up every meal of the day; please note that foods containing Two Servings may be divided into different food items and one may even be a snack. Also, serve milk or juice for snack, not milk and juice.

For Healthy Breakfasts

  • 1 serving of Milk/Alternative
  • 2 servings of Juice/Fruit/Vegetable
  • 1 serving of Grains/Breads
  • 1 serving of Meat/Alternative

For Healthy Lunches

  • 1 serving of Milk
  • 2 servings of Juice/Fruit/Vegetable
  • 2 servings of Grains/Breads
  • 1 serving of Meat/Alternative

For Healthy Dinners

  • 1 serving of Milk/Alternative
  • 1 servings of Juice/Fruit/Vegetable
  • 1 serving of Grains/Breads
  • 1 serving of Meat/Alternative

Quick Nutrition Guide
Milk and Milk alternatives are: Milk, Yogurt, Cheese and Butter

Meat and Meat alternatives are: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Beans etc

Grains and Breads include: Rice, Yam, Potatoes, Pasta, Bread etc

 

Sources:
Menu Planning Guide
Start right, Eat right
WebMd

 

About Her: Seun Sangoleye, CEO Baby Grubz Nigeria ®, has always been a foodie and kitchen pro.
Her passion for Toddlers and Baby food and nutrition was stirred when she had her son and was clueless about where to get reliable homemade foods for her baby.
A trained Computer Scientist with years of hands on engineering experience, now a certified special chef to adorable little customers who makes the advice of nutritionists and pediatricians yummy for your baby! She is happily married to Wale and they are blessed with two adorable children.

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