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Any sugestions on school lunch menus?

We have a parent in our school that is into soy,organic,and vegan eating shes pushing for the kids to eat this in all our schools in our area.personally i think shes nuts i deal with high school kids and im very familiar with what foods they enjoy because i cook for them 5 days a week there my bigest critic so i know that if i ask them do they like it or not im bound to get a blunt answer (which i like) then next thing its pretty dam! expensive and many families can not afford it and with that the price of lunch will!! go up! we do have fruit and vegis and they have a choice if they want it or not and plenty of bottle water and more in my kids fav is thurs "taco day" they have a choice of ground turkey or chicken soft or hard shells and they can add as much as they cheese,lettuce,fresh tomatoes and more. i also make then salads from vegi to meat salad.so! if you have any sugestions im all eyes thank you

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pyrofyterwife

Asked by pyrofyterwife at 2:37 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in

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  • You can drive yourself crazy trying to please everyone. Literally. What about serving the meat-based portions of meals separately (not stuffed into the shells, etc. already) so people who don't eat meat (or that type of meat) can opt out of it? People that eat meatless could double up on meat-free options offered?
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 2:45 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • i like your idea in bottled water...although we have to pay for the milk, i wish the school's would replace it with water instead. a thing of milk is good for a mid morning snack with a snack for elementary and then water for lunch but since milk has stuff in it that i dont entirely agree with (that is why you cant have milk in sippy cups when putting the kids to bed because of teeth rotting), i rather the kids have water for a healthier lifestyle and wieght management.

    i dont have any lunch idea's but that lady that wants to change the school's lunch to vegetarian and and soy and crap is CRAZY, you can bet there will be more cold lunches then. i would suggest they change rules to having the kids TRY the hot lunch, not EAT the hot luches but just TRY, i waited 11 years for my children to finally try taco's and actually like them
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 2:56 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Send me a message offlist; I have a ton of recipes that are actually fairly inexpensive, like lentil sloppy joes, sweet potato and black bean burritos, peanut noodles, etc.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:21 AM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Try looking at this website for an idea or two.

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 8:05 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

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