All our hot meals are prepared in the creche by our in-house cook Sandra Dempsey.

Ballyheane Buttercups is committed to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and eating habits for children. The childcare service will promote a varied and healthy diet for all children which is displayed in the service.

Below is a sample menu from the toddler room

 

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Sample Menu of " 3 week Menu Plan"

           
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 
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Breakfast Diluted Pure Diluted Pure Diluted Pure Diluted Pure Diluted Pure
unsweetened unsweetened unsweetened unsweetened unsweetened
fruit Juice fruit Juice fruit Juice fruit Juice fruit Juice
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Breakfast Cereal Breakfast Cereal Breakfast Cereal Breakfast Cereal Breakfast Cereal
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Bread or toast with Bread or toast with Bread or toast with Bread or toast with Bread or toast with
monounsaturated/ monounsaturated/ monounsaturated/ monounsaturated/ monounsaturated/
  polyunsaturated spread, polyunsaturated spread, polyunsaturated spread, polyunsaturated spread, polyunsaturated spread,
  jam or marmalade jam or marmalade jam or marmalade jam or marmalade jam or marmalade
Mid-Morning Snack `- `- `- `- `-
Milk Milk Milk Fruit smoothie Milk
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Apple Chunks Hummus and crackers Grapes
Salad plate




with dips
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  Mild chicken curry Beef casserole Vegetable  Cheesy chicken  
  with apple served with broccoli pasta bake with peas and rice  
  and boiled rice carrots and potatoes

 
Lunch `- `- `- `- `-
Pineapple Pieces Milky rice pudding Fruit Crumble fruit salad Mandarin segments
(fresh or tinned in and raisins

(fresh or tinned in
natural juices)


natural juices)
  `- `- `- `- `-
  Water Water Water Water Water
  `- `- `- `- `-
  Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Option: Alternative Option: Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Option:
  Curry made with quorn Lentil Vegetable Tuna Bake Vegetarian croquettes Vegetable rissoles
Mid-afternoon snack pieces Casserole
served with homemade with oven chips



tomato ketchup  
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Milk Milk Milk Milk Milk
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Banana  Salad Plate Banana Chunks Banana Muffin Fruit scone
Muffin with dips

 
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  Brown and white bread Spanish omelette or alphabet pasta Cheese on Toast Baked Beans
  sandwiches with ham Vegetarian croquettes minestrone soup
served on brown or
  and cheese or cheese served with homemade served with half a soft
white toast and cheese
  and tomato tomato ketchup wholemeal roll
 
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  orange segments chopped banana pieces Pear pieces
stewed Apple
Tea

(fresh or tinned in
 
 

natural juices)
 
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  Water Water Water Water Water