Nutrition

Here at Rathfarnham Day Care, we promote healthy nutritional choices for our children. We feel it is important at this young age to introduce and educate our children about good nutrition and the health benefits of eating well.

  • We provide healthy meals and snacks freshly prepared and cooked on the premises.
  • Snack time will be enjoyed as socialisation and interaction are encouraged.
  • We do not allow fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate, crisps, nuts or nut spreads.
  • Water and a fruit bowl are available to children throughout the day.
  • Menus are reviewed and changed on a regular basis to ensure a varied range of food choices for the children.
  • We do not serve Desserts.
  • Processed meat products are kept to a minimum of one serving per week.
  • Healthier cooking methods are used e.g. grilling, oven cooked. No food is fried.

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Chicken & Tomato Pasta

Chicken & Tomato Pasta

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Penne Pasta
  • Diced Soup Mix (veg)
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Tomato Puree
  • Dried Basil
  • Cornflour (to thicken)
  • 1 Fill pot with cold water.
  • 2 Add chicken breasts to pot, cook thoroughly remove & chop.
  • 3 Add diced veg ,mixed herbs and basil to pot bring to boil & reduce heat.
  • 4 Add pasta and diced chicken to pot. Cook on a gentle heat.
  • 5 Bring to boil and allow vegetables to cook. Reduce Heat.
  • 6 Add tomato puree, and chopped tomato.
  • 7 When pasta is cooked add cornflour to thicken.

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Crispy Crunchy Biscuits

Crispy Crunchy Biscuits

Preparation time: 20 minutes Quantity: Makes 9 or so Cooking time: 12 minutesIngredients

  • 100g / 4 oz butter – softened
  • 150g / 6 oz plain flour
  • 50g / 2 oz caster sugar

Method

  • Cut the butter in to small cubes
  • sift the flour in to a large bowl
  • Add the soft butter and sugar
  • Rub together with your fingers
  • Rub together to form crumbs then the mix will form a dough
  • Squeeze together and place on a lightly floured table
  • Roll out to 1/2 cm thick
  • Cut out your favourite shapes
  • Place on a greased tray
  • Decorate or leave plain
  • Bake in a preheated oven, top shelf – gas 4/ 180*c/ 350*f for 12 minutes or until light brown
  • Cool

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Sausage Casserole

Sausage Casserole

  • Breakfast Sausages
  • Diced Soup Mix (veg)
  • Mashed Potato
  • Chicken Gravy
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1 Fill pot three Quarters full of cold water.
  • 2 Add sausages to pot and bring to boil, remove and cut into bite size pieces.
  • 3 Add diced soup mix & seasoning to water and return chopped sausages.
  • 4 Bring to boil and allow vegetables to cook. Reduce Heat.
  • 5 Add gravy granuals to thicken to required consistency.
  • 6 Serve with mashed potato

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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

  • Minced Beef
  • Diced Soup Mix (veg)
  • Kidney Beans
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Garlic Puree
  • Long Grain Ricel
  • Cornflour (to thicken)
  • 1 Fill pot with cold water.
  • 2 Add minced beef, herbs, diced mixed veg and garlic puree, bring to boil and reduce heat.
  • 3 Strain kidney beans & wash under cold running water, blend to a puree.
  • 4 Add rice to pot and cook gently.
  • 5 Add chilli powder to taste & kidney beans.
  • 6 Thicken with cornflour.

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Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

  • Diced Smoked Bacon
  • Diced Soup Mix(veg)
  • Milk
  • Flour (to thicken)
  • Mixed Lentils
  • Spaghetti
  • 1 Fill pot half way with cold water
  • 2 Add chopped bacon, soup mix and lentils to water, bring to boil & reduce heat.
  • 3 Add spaghetti to pot & fill with milk. Cool on a gentle heat.
  • 4 Mix flour and cold water to make a paste, add to pot whisking all the time.
  • 5 when cooled serve.

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Gloop Recipe Ingredients

Gloop Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups cornflour
  • 1 cup cold water

Instructions
Pour the cornflour into a bowl. Add the cold water slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour. The resulting solution is fascinating to play with. It can be scooped up with the fingers as a mouldable material, but flows like liquid back into the bowl. It will brush off clothing as a dry powder.

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Fairy Cakes Recipe

Fairy Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

  • 100g Self Raising Flour
  • 100g Soft Margarine
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs

Time 30min – Serves: 8

Fairy Cakes Recipe Instructions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix for about 2-3 minutes until well combine together.
  • Put the cake cases on a baking tray
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the cake cases.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 180°C, 350°F.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool.

Fairy Cakes Recipe Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes.

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