Usda Approved School Lunch Recipes

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What are some recipes that are available through the USDA school lunch program?

The menus we offer our clients include tasty main course recipes like walking tacos, buffalo chicken sandwich, teriyaki chicken and queso meatball nachos, and inventive side dishes. Each NutriStudents K-12 USDA school lunch recipe is developed by an executive chef.

How do you make a school lunch?

Because the USDA school lunch regulations require students to eat specified quantities of vegetables, we incorporate vegetables into our main course recipes in ways students will eat. For example, we include carrots in our curry gravy meatballs and add sweet bell peppers to our chicken fajita spaghetti.

What are some healthy school lunch recipes?

Whole cornmeal, peppers, and canned corn combine to form a batter that’s baked until golden brown and delicious. This fresh tabbouleh uses bulgur, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lemon juice. Packed with a tasty combination of herbs and spices, students will be sure to love this side! Tender wheat berries mix with a spiced apple dressing in this recipe.

What are some of the benefits of eating healthy foods from the USDA school lunch cookbook?

It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

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