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Grain meal and snack ideas for early years settings

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Need new inspiration on how to include more grains into the menu in your early years setting?

We surveyed cooks and chefs from across the country and below are some of the ideas they came up with

Main meal ideas:

  • Fried rice *
  • Pita bread pizza
  • Wholemeal/wholegrain sandwiches *
  • Pasta salad/rice salad
  • Cous Cous
  • Wholemeal salad wraps *
  • Brown Rice *
  • Quinoa
  • Toasted sandwiches
  • Chicken and hokkein noodles
  • Healthy nachos with mountain bread/tortillas/lebanese bread


Snack ideas:

  • Pizza scrolls *
  • Pizza muffins
  • Rice cakes/rice crackers*
  • Muesli slice
  • Corn cakes
  • Vita weats/cruskits/ryvita/crispbreads/wholemeal or grainy crackers *
  • Weetbix slice *
  • Apricot oat slice
  • Oat cookies
  • Home made muesli bars *
  • Raisin toast

*indicates popular menu item