The Winter Menu will be used for December, January, and February.
|Same each week||AM Snack||Greek yogurt, granola, and dried Goji berries||Blueberry breakfast round, string cheese, and mandarin orange||Peanut-butter banana toast||Yogurt drink and multigrain fig bar||Scrambled eggs, cinnamon toast, and apple sauce|
|WEEK 1||Lunch||Cheese tortellini, broccoli salad, and seasonal fruit||Beef and cheese sliders with spinach, beet, and goat cheese salad||Ramen noodles, soft-boiled egg, and greens with Mandarin oranges||Dino nuggets, quinoa, kale salad, and pears||Brown rice and black bean burrito bowl with veggie slaw, and cheese; mango|
|WEEK 2||Lunch||Spaghetti with veggie sauce and turkey meatballs with pears||Grilled cheese sandwiches, super greens salad, seasonal fruit||Beef and broccoli, brown rice, and apple celery salad||Quinoa, honey-lemon salmon (wild) with seasonal fruit and carrots||Pork carnitas, pineapples, cucumber and celery salad, and black beans|
|WEEK 3||Lunch||Cheese ravioli and chicken-apple sausage, butternut squash and brussels sprouts||Turkey burgers, seasonal fruit, and fresh spinach||Cauliflower, carrot, and chicken coconut curry with brown rice and mangos||Bean and bacon soup and breaded white fish and green salad||Lentil and mushroom tacos with corn tortillas, purple cabbage, and kiwi|
|WEEK 4||Lunch||Chicken Penne Alfredo with cauliflower and broccoli||Wild tuna sandwiches with apple slices and green salad||Orange chicken, brown rice with peas and carrots, and seasonal fruit||Vegetarian chili, coleslaw, and corn bread||Tamales with refried beans and veggie slaw salad with avocado. oranges.|
|Same each week||PM Snack||Bananas with brown rice cake or whole-grain cheerios||Fresh veggies with dip and homemade trail-mix||Class-made baked bread or muffins with seasonal fruit||String cheese, graham crackers, and seasonal fruit||(n/a)|
*Whole grains are used for noodles, bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, etc. (natural or organic used when possible).
*If there is any religious or health preclusion for eating a certain food, I will substitute an appropriate alternative. You must let me know in written advance.
*Fruit and veggies are organic and seasonal / fresh when possible.
*Meat is either organic or all-natural (no antibiotics or hormones). Fish is wild-caught.
*Milk is always organic and offered during lunch and snacks . Filtered water is available all other times.
*Menu items or meals listed above may be substituted or switched around depending on seasonal availability.
*If there is a 5th week, Week 2 of the menu is repeated.
*Holidays and Special Learning Days/themes have special menus that feature cultural or traditional celebration foods and drinks.