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April 2022 Smart Lunches Menu

Apr 4, 2022 9:41:46 AM / by Rob Teplansky

Welcome to April at Smart Lunches! Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs. Spring flowers and April showers. Lengthening days and more time outdoors. We're also anticipating the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference, April 18 - 22, 2022. If you're attending, look for our ad in the conference program.

Of course, we're also excited to bring your this month's menu. Let's take a closer look at what we're serving to kids from Massachusetts to Virginia in April.

Which Came First?

There's a great mix of both chicken and egg entrees on our April menu. Honestly, we don't care which came first, we're just excited to have these nutritious, protein-packed, kid-favorite ingredients to use in our menus. Features this month include:

  • Chicken & Gravy
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Casserole
  • Whole Grain French Toast with Eggs
  • Fiesta Chicken
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Cheesy Frittata
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Whole Grain Waffles and Eggs (NEW!)
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken
  • French Toast with Eggs
  • Chicken Curry
  • Grilled Chicken Parm
  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Chicken Fried Rice

These exceptional entrees are paired with tasty sides like, cucumbers, mashed sweet potatoes, vegetarian baked beans, peas, steamed carrots, Italian green beans, pears, apples, oranges or mango.

No Meat? No Problem?

Vegetarians have plenty to celebrate on our April menu. Every day, we offer at least one meat-free option. Here are a few we are featuring this month:

  • Baked Beans with Veggie Sausage
  • Mexican Rice & Beans
  • Veggie Teriyaki Noodles
  • Veggie Fried Rice
  • Lentil Bolognese
  • Zucchini Parm
  • Veggie Chili Mac
  • Veggie Pasta Salad

Food Allergies

If you have children with specific food allergies, we have at least one selection every day that is free of the major food allergies. When you download the menu, you will see how the selection is marked with the designations, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, or Sesame Free.

Download the complete menu for April 2022, and see what you could be serving.

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Plus, our menus have the whole fruits, veggies and whole grains recommended to meet CACFP guidelines.

Switching to Smart Lunches is simple, affordable, and hassle free. If you are ready to speak with a representative about offering Smart Lunches at your preschool, childcare, or adult day care center, click the "Contact Smart Lunches" button. And if you are in our service area and we are able to serve you, we'll be happy to schedule a free tasting.

Topics: smart lunches menu, child care, family style, preschool, cacfp

Rob Teplansky

Written by Rob Teplansky