By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian
Summer has changed into fall and soon you’ll see new menus at your school. In the newest edition of the Fall/Winter Menu 2021-22, you’ll find more veggie forward meals at lunch and breakfast. These are indicated with the “Veggies: Early & Often” campaign logo. As your school continues with their commitment, they will serve more vegetables to your children.
You’ll see some new products including Hummus, Whole Grain Cornbread and Macaroni & Cheese. We will be featuring new recipes from some of our cooks including Tandoori Chicken, Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry, Mongolian Beef & Broccoli, Mini Ravioli with Pesto Sauce, and Jambalaya!
As the citrus season draws near you’ll see more clementines and fresh oranges featured on the menu. Not only do they taste like a burst of sunshine on a cold winter day, but they will also give the kids a boost of vitamin C to help with cold and flu season.
We hope that the kids will be inspired to try our new items and excited for some of their all-time favorites to be back on the menu such as Turkey Ham & Potato Casserole, Vegetarian Bean Tacos and Fresh Harvest Apple Chip Dip!
Try this one at home!
Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower, frozen 1 lb
Diced onion, defrosted ¼ cup
Water 3/8 cup
Garlic powder 1 ½ tsp
Ginger powder 1 ½ tsp
Curry powder 1 ½ tsp
Whole milk 2 C
Turmeric 1 Tbsp
Brown sugar 1 Tbsp
Garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed 2 cans (15 oz)