The Lunch Lady

School Lunch Never Looked So Good

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Farm and Field Plate                     Fresh Blended Berry Smoothie            Crunchy Chicken and

                                                                                                                             Apple Harvest Salad

 


 

WE are so glad to be back serving school lunches again. It’s year 22 for us and we are offering our best program ever!

Since we became involved with the Nourishing School Communities initiative, we have been committed to more from scratch menu items and buying from suppliers closer to home.

Here are some new items for this year.

  • Freshly Blended House Smoothie
  • Homemade Dips and Dressings
  • Fresh-baked Cookies
  • More Smarter Meals – like our NEW Crunchy Chicken and Apple Harvest Salad, Campfire Chili and a Farm and Field Plate
  • Our Secret House-made Pasta Sauce

And of course we have all the classic kid-friendly classics like our top selling Homemade Mac and Cheese and Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Our menus should be showing up in your child’s backpack this week.

If you do not see a menu, then please reach out to your Lunch Lady.

 

Tips for Taking some of the Stress out of Home Packed School Lunches

We know that not everyone loves making school lunches the way we do and so we are including a few tips to make the process a little less stressful for you.

  1. Keep it Cold!
    [and Safe] – A frozen 100% juice container used as an090915_1428_SchoolLunch4

    insulator will be like a “slushie” by lunchtime and a yogurt tube , frozen overnight will be “just right”

  2. Follow the Canada Food Guide – It is not new, but it still works!

    Whole grains, fruits , veggies, and protein are the must- haves.

    Everything else is like icing. Don’t serve more icing than cake

  3. Be thankful – We live in a country with an overabundance of

    accessible and affordable food and perhaps we over-worry and over-cater to our children’s likes and dislikes. Most children in the world are grateful just to have enough to eat. Food is a blessing.

  4. Make them Laugh – There is no such thing as too much FUN. Visit www.onlygoodjokes.com Kids love corny jokes. And if you are packing a lunch for a partner, give them a good chuckle too.
  5. Make them feel Good – We seldom tell ourselves how amazing we are. Yet we all need to hear it. Visit www.abundancetapestry.com and look for their 101 affirmations for children. Stick one in the lunch. Then tell yourself “I am a good parent” – because you really are!

     

We look forward to being of service to you and your family this school year

Ruthie

www.thelunchlady.ca