1/6 of stew is 0.5 oz grain, 1/4 cup vegetable and 1.5 oz meat/meat alternate for a 3-5 year old for lunch/supper.
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. orzo, dry
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 1/2 cups low-sodium tomato juice
1/8 tsp. basil
1/8 tsp. thyme
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 1/4 cups canned kidney beans
Cook orzo according to directions on package. In a large saucepan, combine tomato juice, vegetables, beans and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain orzo. Stir it into mixture. Serve 1 cup servings.
CACFP Menu Planning Guide, Team Nutrition