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What's Cooking at Smart Lunches: November 2022

Nov 8, 2022 2:15:33 PM / by Rob Teplansky

When you think of great food in November, it is difficult not to think of turkey. If you are a fan of turkey, then you are going to love Smart Lunches this month. But even as we emphasize this great American tradition, vegetarians will also have a lot to cheer. Read about the variety of turkey selections, vegetarian selections and more in this article.

Smart Lunches Celebrates the Harvest

Autumn is a great month for food lovers. The harvest season has so much to offer, and flavorful, comforting spices remind us that the holidays are just around the corner. It's a great time to try Smart Lunches. If you want to experience the quality and ease of Smart Lunches first-hand, contact us to see if a free tasting might make sense.

But first, let's take a closer look at what's on the menu in November.

As we mentioned in the opening, turkey fans will love this month's menu. How many ways will Smart Lunches prepare turkey in November?

  • Turkey Tacos
  • Mexican Turkey & Rice
  • Sweet & Sour Turkey
  • Korean BBQ Turkey & Rice
  • Turkey Chili & Rice
  • Turkey Spanish Rice
  • Open-Face Ground Turkey Sandwich

And if that weren't enough, we also have all the sides! Some traditional fall favorites include:

  • Steamed carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Peas & Carrots
  • Apple Sauce
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Pears

Beyond the Bird

Smart Lunches offers three different entrees to choose from every day, including selections that are gluten free and free from many of the common food allergens. And if you are still concerned you won't have enough choices, we've added a fourth - Chicken Nuggets - to our menu every day, so you know there will always be food the kids will love.

We offer entrees from many of the world's great culinary traditions, modified to suit picky childrens' palates, including:

  • Asian: Veggie Teriyaki Noodles, Chicken Teriyaki, Veggie Fried Rice
  • Mexican: Arroz Con Pollo, Mexican Rice & Beans, Chicken Enchilada Bake, Fiesta Chicken
  • Italian: English Muffin Pizza, Pasta Bake, Veggie Pasta Salad, Pasta & Meat Sauce, Zucchini Parm
  • Mediterranean: Herb Chicken, Chicken Curry, Chicken Alfredo
  • Traditional American: BBQ Chicken, Chicken Salad, Chicken & Gravy

There are also many more chicken, turkey, pasta, vegetarian, and breakfast-for-lunch, selections to choose from. Download the complete menu for November 2022, and see what you could be serving.


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

Switching to Smart Lunches is simple, fast, 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