It’s “Back to School” Season!

It is hard to believe that the summer is already coming to an end and the phrase “Back to School” is pasted everywhere and anywhere encouraging families to get their kids ready for another school year.  There are so many options and decisions to be made as your children begin to get ready for school.  New fashion fads, backpack styles and of course the option to sign up for Smart Lunches!

For current users of Smart Lunches, you are all in for a real treat this fall!  And for new Smart Lunches users, be prepared to be amazed.  The menu has been completely updated and there are delicious new offerings.  The menu is now broken down into distinct categories:

Greens with Goodies:  Each day there will be a salad offered on the menu.  We will include some of the classics, such as a Caesar Salad and a Cobb Salad, but be prepared for something a little more creative, like a delicious Spinach and Berry Salad.

Adventurers:  This a new a category that will attempt to encourage your little ones to try something new and a bit adventurous.  Look out for these new offerings, such as a Three Bean Tomato Cup and a Scattered Brown Rice Sushi Bowl.

Primo Pasta:  Everyone loves pasta and we have come up with some great new twists to make pasta not only healthier, but also even more tasty!  A new Balsamic Tomato Chicken Pasta and the classic Spaghetti and Meatballs are just two of the many options seen on the new menu.

Hand Held:  We have taken the typical sandwich to a whole new level with this category!  Sticking with the favorites of Chicken Burritos and Turkey Wraps, while adding some great new hand held’s, such as a Hawaiian Chicken Crunchy Wrap and an Italian Vegetable Hoagie.

Catchers Mit:  There were so many recipes and menu items we gathered that didn’t seem to fit in the categories we had.  This category is for all other meals we wanted to include on the menu.  This category includes, Chicken Enchiladas, Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadilla and even Mini Pizza Cups!

Lunch Bites: Lunch Bites is a perfect toddler friendly option as well as for a child who may want to pick around at a bunch of different things for lunch.  Each Lunch Bite meal comes with four different “bites” and starting this fall there will be three different Lunch Bites offerings each day.  The Hearty Lunch Bites will be made up of one of the hot dishes from above, and served in a toddler friendly way.  There will always be two other simple Lunch Bites offerings as well.

Plain and Simple:  There will be plain and simple offerings for those pickier eaters.  Turkey Sandwiches and Sunbutter and Jelly Sandwiches will be available each day!

For each item all of the nutritional facts will be available.  This way you can make sure your child is not allergic to any of the ingredients in the meals and there will be a full detailed list of each ingredient, all the nutritional facts, a detailed description and in many cases, a picture!  Now you can see and read all about exactly what your child is eating for lunch.  We are so excited to launch this new menu and we hope to hear from you about what your child’s favorite meal is!

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