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FIrst time mom...Is this a good mentu for a 4 year old?

Breakfast: Greek yogurt with Granola & 1/2 a banana
Snack: cantaloup cubes... like maybe 6 1 inch squares
Lunch: Mac and cheese with Peas and tuna (I know it's got sodium but it's cheap and we are broke)
Snack: 4 whole wheat crackers with a little Peanut butter
Dinner: 1 baked chicken thigh, pasta with Parm., spinach and cooked carrots
Dessert:Cantaloup maybe 4 of them.

That's 5 servings of fruit/veggie, 3 carbs, 3 proteins(two meat, one yogurt) 4 dairy with her 2 cups of milk, and no real sugars just what is in the fruit and yogurt... Is this pretty much okay. She's not fat I just want her to be healthy even though I can't afford to drop all the cheap food like pasta, dark meat and canned tuna.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on May. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

Answers (6)
  • Perfect!

    Answer by fun3oo at 9:42 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • I do not feed my kiddos that healthy ops

    Answer by fun3oo at 9:42 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Your doing great!

    Answer by cmiranda6 at 9:48 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Your a supermom

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 9:50 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Sounds really good to me. On a tight budget, you can't get much better. If you can, up her veggie intake - she (like everyone) should get more veggies than fruits. As long as it's a good variety though (lots of colors) it's good. If you can find a way to make/get lower sodium stuff (like the mac & cheese, and not sure about the pasta & parm - if it's a packet mix it's high sodium) that would really help. And lots of water!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • That is a great healthy menu. Good job!

    Answer by micahssupermom at 10:51 AM on May. 11, 2011

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