Are students or parents asking for vegetarian meal options on your menus? Looking to participate in Meatless Mondays this upcoming school year?
Great news! We’ve made it even easier for you to select our vegetarian meals to serve as meatless options and fish options for those following a pescatarian diet (pro tip: earmark these for Lenten Fridays!). A new Vegetarian Recipes page featuring 18 meat-free entrées and 2 fish-based dishes are now available on the client portal. Vegetarian recipes are considered lacto-ovo vegetarian, meaning they contain both dairy and eggs.
The highlighted meals can easily be slotted into menus as a second entrée option. Just pair the vegetarian meal with entrees of a comparable nutrition value (found at the bottom of each recipe card) and serve the same additional required components as your main entrée – vegetable, fruit and milk.
Each meal includes sized recipes (including entrée, meat/meat alternate, grain, sides) and an editable food production report (FPR). Each meal has been formulated to credit as 2 meat/meat alternate and 2 whole grain rich to meet or exceed all NSLP/CACFP component values.
What sorts of meals will you find? Delicious meat-free entree options that students will love, including: