Global Montessori Academy has teamed up with Conveniently Natural to provide a convenient school lunch program. Conveniently Natural prepares fresh, organic meals that will sustain your child’s body and mind throughout a busy afternoon.
April 2015 Lunch Menu
Taste the Rainbow! Have you heard of ROYGBIV? See if you can identify and eat all the colors of the rainbow each week.
R = Red O = Orange Y = Yellow G = Green B = Blue I = Indigo V = Violet
3/30 – Chicken Parmesan Rice Casserole, Fruit Salad: We’re seeing lots of rainbow colors in this (red) sauce-based chicken and rice casserole baked together with tasty treetop broccoli (green) and melted cheese on top. Mandarin oranges, (orange) and pineapple (yellow) salad served on the side.
3/31 – Black Bean Chili, Sweet Potato Fries, Crazy Corn: That “Magical Fruit” is back with Black Bean Chili and Sweet Potato French Fries. Crazy Corn served on the side. In foods, INDIGO appears as a blue with a black overtone, as in black beans, blackberries, or plums. Indigo can help to bring a peaceful and calm state of mind as well as promote a healthy brain!
4/1 – Nacho Bar, Applesauce: Yo quiero nachos! Dig in with these bite-sized organic corn tortilla strips and build your own nachos with toppings such as grass-fed ground beef or black beans, veggies, and homemade salsa. Applesauce served on the side.
4/2 – Cheese Quesadillas, Raw Veggies with Ranch: It’s all oblique to me! These tasty triangles of organic cheese are melted between whole-wheat tortillas with veggie sticks for your dipping pleasure.
4/3 – “Go Bananas” Oatmeal Bar: It may feel more like dessert for lunch with this warm cinnamon-maple oatmeal with optional nuts, seeds, and raisins. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Banana Split without bananas – enjoy a dollop of optional soy yogurt in place of whipped cream!
4/6 – Healthy Joe Sliders, Fresh Green Salad: Our Joes (Grass-fed Beef) and Janes (Organic Lentils) are back on the battlefield with a leafy green salad and fresh veggies.
4/7 – Lemony Angel Hair Pasta, Grapes: Never with a bad hair day, twirl or braid this pasta tossed in a light lemony sauce with broccoli. Purple Grapes served on the side. Purple (or VIOLET) foods are high in Vitamin D – an important vitamin that helps our muscles, heart, and lungs work well!
4/8 – Sweet Potato Enchiladas, Spanish Rice: Say Ole’ for this Mexican enchilada casserole. This lunch contains lots of red. RED is an energetic frequency found to stimulate your body. So, if you’re feeling sluggish, try eating red foods to promote healthy adrenal glands, colon, legs and red blood cells.
4/9 – Funny Face Pizzas, Fruit Salad: Say Cheese! Smile for these single-serving English Muffin pizzas. Make your own funny face (think googly eyes, crazy hair, and crooked teeth) with a variety of veggie shapes. Fresh fruit served on the side.
4/10 – Greek Lunchables: Assembly Required! You won’t need tools to build, stack, or layer these whole grain pita pockets, homemade hummus, vivaciously colored vegetables, and fresh fruit.
4/13 – Chipotle Chicken Bowl, Apple Dippers: Not too spicy, this chicken and rice bowl has just enough spunk to dance on your plate. Fresh cut apples and sweet fruit dip on the side.
4/14 – Spaghetti Bolognese, Green Beans, Breadsticks: Pasta bar with noodles and choice homemade marinara, meaty Bolognese, and shredded cheese. Garlic Breadsticks and buttery green beans served on the side. GREEN is considered a healing color and is associated with the heart. Green fruits and vegetables are good for the heart and promote a healthy digestive system.
4/15 – Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Cinnamon Applesauce: We’re scrambling up your meals with “Breakfast for Lunch.” Fresh cracked eggs scrambled and fluffy served with roasted potatoes and cinnamon applesauce.
4/16 – Sweet Potato Skins, Fruit Salad: Think you don’t like crust or skins? That’s the best part of these sweet spuds! Baked crispy with butter and cheese, choose to top your sweet potato skins with colorful veggies. Fruit Salad served on the side.
4/17 – No School
4/20 – Easy Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna, Italian Salad: It’s easy being cheesy for our made-from-scratch lasagna stacked with red sauce, yellow squash, and green zucchini. Classic Italian Salad served on the side.
4/21 – Teriyaki Chop Chop Noodles, Pineapple: Long rice noodles make it easy to snag with a pair of wooden chopsticks. You can practice pinching with various size vegetables and shelled edamame. Fresh pineapple served on the side.
4/22 – BBQ Beans & Rice, Carrot Raisin Salad: Good old-fashioned BBQ sauced beans and rice are served with our ORANGE Carrot Raisin Salad. Orange foods help maintain good eyesight, strengthen your bones and teeth, and help the body heal wounds.
4/23 – Yogurt Parfait, Banana Bread: Parfait is just a fancy word for layered dessert with fruit. Do you prefer neat layers or a blended bowl of yogurt, fruit, granola and nuts? (Hey, it all goes to the same place, right?) Go bananas with this homemade bread…or make it a banana bread sundae parfait!
4/24 – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Raw Veggies with Dip: Sandwiching organic cheese between two slices of local whole wheat bread and grilled up for a melt-in-your-mouth lunch. Dip carrots and celery into our homemade Southwest Ranch dressing.
4/27 – Butternut Squash Chicken Risotto: All right, stop, collaborate and listen…Rice is back in a brand new invention. Butternut squash, organic chicken, and rice, rice baby. Corny? Absolutely…buttered corn and peas served on the side.
4/28 – Taco Tuesday: It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! We’re serving up tacos ~ corn tortillas, ground beef or walnut “meat” with traditional toppings. Fresh Fruit salad served on the side.
4/29 – Chicken Noodle Soup, Breadsticks: Chicken Soup is not just good for the body, it’s good for the soul. Sharing stories and sharing food can heal our bodies, minds, and hearts. (Check out “Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul” ~ a book with stories about families with kids ages 5-8 and lessons about helping neighbors and lasting friendships.)
4/30 – Almond Butter & Jelly Open Funny Face Sandwiches, Pretzel Rods with Strawberry Fruit Dip: These sandwiches sure bring a silly smile to our faces with banana eyes and jelly smiles. Dunk these crunchy pretzel rods into a strawberry yogurt fruit dip.
5/1 – Laptop Lunchables: May Day! Spring is here with this build-it-yourself lunch ~ whole grain crackers, cheese and veggie slices. Celebrate the last month of school with Fruit Smoothies.
F = Flexitarian; Veg = Vegetarian; V = Vegan