These monthly childcare menus are set up using the daily grains specified by Rudolph Steiner and widely used in Waldorf Kindergartens and homes the world over. We have included many recipes that are easily doubled or tripled so that you can serve homemade wholesome foods every day without having to spend all day in the kitchen.
The recipes invite story telling, either while preparing, serving or at the table. These childcare menus include a full week of recipes that are meant to be rotated throughout the season. This is done to create a predictable rhythm to mealtime in the home that the children and caregiver can depend upon each day, warming the child both spiritually and physically throughout the season.
Each day offers a recipe for breakfast, two snacks and lunch. Keep in mind that some of these foods do require a good amount of cooking and baking time – a process that the children should be involved in each day. Many of the meals are easily frozen for those of you who wish to cook in bulk ahead of time for convenience.
Be sure to also check out our Afterschool Menus which provide meals for weekday dinners and full meals on weekends.