One day meal plan for children


  • 1 small glass of water
  • 30g serve of oats (18g carbohydrate, 3.4g fibre) served with lecithin granules, honey, cinnamon and raspberries and 1 x 125 ml serve of calcium-fortified soy milk or dairy milk (6g carbohydrate). (Pink Porridge recipe)


  • Celery sticks (1–2 stalks) with cream cheese and sultanas (Ants on a Log recipe on page 138) 
  • 1 small tub of yoghurt (free of artificial additives) (11g carbohydrate) 
  • drink of water.


  • Two slices of grainy bread (28g carbohydrate, 5.5g fibre) served with chicken breast or tinned tuna, baby spinach leaves, grated carrot and mango chutney (Mango and Pineapple Chutney recipe) 
  • drink of water.


  • Fruit smoothie with milk/soy milk and 1 frozen banana (30g carbohydrate, 2g fibre)
  • and/or 4 grainy whole wheat crackers (15g carbohydrate, 2.6g fibre) served with sliced tomato and hummus (Pink Hummus Dip ) 
  • small glass of water before dinner.


  • 1 x 50g (when uncooked) serve pasta or rice (30g carbohydrate, 3g fibre) served with fish and broccoli, peas and carrot (15g carbohydrate, 2g fibre)
  • Or try the Celebrity Salmon and Mash recipe 
  • frozen mango for dessert (Mango ‘Ice-cream’).

This is a total of 153g of carbohydrates and 18.5g of fibre*

*The recommended intake of fibre for an 8 year old child is at least 18g.1 1–3 year olds should have at least 14g of dietary fibre.

How to prep, cook and present fruits and vegetables

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