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Smart Lunches Offers More Variety Than Ever Before!

Sep 5, 2019 1:38:30 PM / by Smart Lunches

Our culinary team had a burst of creativity over the summer, and now all the students coming back to school will reap the benefits. 

If you are a returning parent or luncher, you are in for a pleasant surprise as you return to school and see our new menus. And if you are new to Smart Lunches, you're going to love what you find. You may recall that at the end of last summer, our menu generally consisted of four or five entrees each day, plus two side selections. Each day included at least one vegetarian and one gluten free selection.

Yet, we heard from many of you that there weren't enough choices. And when we looked into it, that made sense. For example, if you indicated one or more food allergies, preferred only the hot lunches, and your school didn't have Smart Lunches every day, it is quite possible that you only saw the same couple of options every time you looked.

Our New Back-To-School Menus Change Everything!

So we set our culinary team to work over the summer, and you won't believe the results. We have so many new entree selections and new sides that we had to completely reconfigure the menu.

Our Signature K-12 menu now features five Smart Standards, which are the most popular entrees. Smart Standards are available every day and never rotate off the menu. But that's not all. On top of the five Smart Standards, we also have four additional selections that change every day, for a total of nine selections on any given day - plus the two side options.

Our Junior menu for preschools and child care centers feature six Smart Standards and three selections that change every day - plus the sides. That's some serious variety!

Here's a Sneak Peak

So, just how busy as the culinary team been? They were so busy that we had to schedule a two-day photo shoot just to get pictures of everything for our online ordering portal! Here's a sneak peak of just some of the new menu selections from our Signature K-12 menu, most of which are available for our Junior program as well. Welcome back to school everyone - we look forward to serving you!

BBQ Chicken with Mashed Potatoes BBQ Chicken with Mashed Potatoes - Persp

Caribbean Mango Chicken (GF)

Caribbean Mango Chicken - Persp
Shepherd's Pie Shepherds Pie - Persp
BBQ Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes BBQ Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes - Persp
Belgian Waffles (V) Belgian Waffles - Persp
Beef Teriyaki (GF) Beef Teriyaki - Persp
Lentil Bolognese (V) Lentil Bolognese - Persp
Chicken Nugget Bowl Chicken Nugget Bowl - Persp
Lentil Chickpea Curry with Apple-Mango Chutney (GF, V) Lentil Chickpea Curry - Persp

Topics: Menu Highlights, variety

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