Healthy Menu and Nutrition
At BPFC, we believe healthy eating is important during all stages of life, especially during childhood. Not only are children’s bodies growing, creating high nutrient needs; but eating habits developed during childhood will last a lifetime. As your childcare provider, we have the opportunity to shape children’s eating habits to be as healthy as possible. The Centre provides healthy morning and afternoon snacks and a hot lunch. Our healthy menu provides our children with wholesome and homemade foods prepared with whole grains and seasonal fruits and vegetables. We have drastically reduced the use of pre-packaged food, and white flours and pasta, while increasing fibre by cooking with whole grains and beans. We also limit sugars and unsaturated fats. Daily requirements of the Canada Food Guide have been followed. All allergy concerns and food restrictions are taken into account in menu planning and preparation.
1 lb lean ground beef 1 onion , diced
2 cloves garlic , minced
2 medium potatoes , peeled and diced
3 1/2 cups beef broth
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes with juice
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups mixed vegetables , fresh or frozen
1. Brown onion, ground beef and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
2. Add potatoes, broth, tomatoes, tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning and bay leaves. Simmer covered 10 minutes.
3. Stir in vegetables. Simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.