Food and Nutrition

Where Learning Is Fun

About Food and Nutrition

Little Explorers Forest School recognise the importance of children building healthy lifestyle and believe that nutrition is key in your child’s development.

Our meals are prepared and cooked fresh each day by a qualified and experience cook. We use a range of organic and local sourced produce providing well balanced and healthy meals throughout the nursery extending children experience of different foods, tastes and textures. Meals times are always a happy, unhurried and social occasion where staff and children eat together, and time is taken for conversation and group discussion.

Children are supported and encourage to participate in the planning and preparation of meals and snacks , this being integral to children learning about healthy eating and where food comes from . Daily make and bake sessions are offered to children where they often make dishes such as fruit kebabs, pizza , salads and savoury snacks .

Example Menu

Lunch
Ingredients
Dessert
Tea
Pudd
Cottage pie made with a potato mash served with green beans( veggie potato topped pie) (carrots, celery, onions, passata, paprika, black pepper herbs stock cornflour and Potatoes Ginger cake and custard Cottage pie made with a potato mash served with green beans( veggie potato topped pie) (carrots, celery, onions, passata, paprika, black pepper herbs stock cornflour andPotatoes Ginger cake and custard Homemade herb scones with cream cheese and ham served with coleslaw Orange slices
White fish and broccoli served with parsley sauce,potato mash, carrots and sweetcorn (salmon, broccoli, onions) (parsley, milk, butter, flour) Filo pastry Yoghurts Tomato pasta salad pears
Homemade sweet and sour pork, noodles served with stir fry(Quorn option for vegetarians) Peppers, onion, sweetcorn, pork mushrooms, beansprouts carrots cabbage tomatoes and spices seasoning Carrot cake with cream cheese topping Homemade sweet and sour pork, noodles served with stir fry (Quorn option for vegetarians) Peppers, onion, sweetcorn, pork mushrooms, beansprouts carrots cabbage tomatoes and spices seasoning Carrot cake with cream cheese topping Sweet potato and butternut squash soup and a roll bananas
Bbq chicken and potato wedges, served with sweetcorn and carrots( Quorn option) (peppers, onion, mushrooms, chicken, tomato puree, paprika, black pepper and herbs Ice lollies Bbq chicken and potato wedges, served with sweetcorn and carrots ( Quorn option)(peppers, onion, mushrooms, chicken, tomato puree, paprika, black pepper and herbs Ice lollies Cracker, cream cheese served with veg sticks melon
Beef chilli served with rice and Broccoli(vegetable chilli) (peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, carrots, red kidney beans, cinnamon, ground cumin, chilli powder, pepper and broccoli Cornflake tart and custard Sausage in a roll served with salad Apples
Tuna bake served with pasta and mixed vegetables (Quorn mince) (tuna, sweetcorn, broccoli, carrots cauliflower, tomatoes, paprika, peppers) shortbread Tuna bake served with pasta and mixed vegetables (Quorn mince)(tuna, sweetcorn, broccoli, carrots cauliflower, tomatoes, paprika, peppers) shortbread Pizza muffins, cheese and tomato and salad pineapple pineapple
Spanish chicken mashed potato and mixed seasonal vegQuorn option (chicken, mixed peppers, mushrooms, lemon, tomatoes, onions) Fruit crumble and custard Assorted sandwiches and salad Fruit cocktail
Chickpea and mixed bean curry, rice and naan bread (mixed peppers, mushrooms, onions, chickpeas, haricot beans, red kidney beans, passata, herbs and spices) Greek yogurt and mixed berries Vegetable puff pastry tart and salad Kiwi fruit
Homemade fish goujons, new potatoes, peas and parsley sauce(vegetable chilli) Mixed white fish, breadcrumbs, lemon zest, parsley, egg Milk, margarine, flour, parsley Beetroot chocolate muffins Ploughman tea Mandarin oranges
Homemade beef Meatballs and pasta served with garlic bread( mixed bean and chickpea ragu) Carrot, onion, celery, tinned tomatoes, beef sausage meat peppers passata, garlic herbs pepper egg Jam tart and lemon curd tsrts Jacket potato, Tuna crunch, cheese veg sticks Fruit platter
Sausages and mixed bean casserole served with roast potatoes and vegetables (Quorn sausages) Sausages, chickpeas, mixed beans, onion, mushrooms, carrot, peppers passata herbspeppers, passata herbs, pepper Flapjack Cheese and tomato pinwheels and salad Peaches

Example Menu (PDF)