Posts Tagged ‘School food’

Introducing Hydration Stations!

Posted by: JC Food on Monday, March 5th, 2012

A hydrated body is so very important to maintaining focus and attention during school.  We want to make sure that all of the students and teachers we serve are able to stay well hydrated everyday but we certainly don’t want to fill them up with the extra calories that come with sugar-sweetened beverages.  Therefore, we have been very excited to introduce “Hydration Stations” as a new part of our school food service programs!

H2-WHOA!

H2-WHOA!

By infusing, fresh and pureed fruit, as well as fragrant herbs, into filtered water we have successfully satisfied thirsts and excited palates at the same time!

Citrus Rosemary and White Grape Quenchers

Citrus Rosemary and White Grape Quenchers

Unique and delicious flavors such as Citrus Rosemary, White Grape and Strawberry Basil are amongst the favorites thus far.

So many refreshing options to try everyday!

So many refreshing options to try everyday!

We are certainly these new beverage options will only be more and more popular at the Spring and Summer months rapidly approach!

Mac-n-Caulicheese

Posted by: JC Food on Monday, October 11th, 2010
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Mac-n-Caulicheese

Chefs "cheesing" for the camera

Mac & Cheese a staple item found on almost all school food menus. It is tasty, gooey and comforting. However, it is also notoriously high in saturated fat, densely caloric and not a great source of health benefiting vitamins. Well not anymore! We put our resident recipe-revamper, Chef Nancy Burgos-Jackson on the case and the result is a rich, creamy and highly nutritious version of the classic dish.

By incorporating a light cauliflower puree into the recipe and replacing the traditional macaroni with the multi-grain, protein-rich elbows from Barilla PLUS, Chef Nancy has created a meal full of folate, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. The creamy nature of the pureed cauliflower allowed for a significant reduction in the high fat ingredients such a milk, butter and cheese.

Nancy’s heart was smiling as she dished out her creation during lunch service and overheard one high school student remark to another “You gotta try the mac & cheese! It’s amazing!”

Who said kid-friendly food and healthy food were mutually exclusive concepts?

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