|Mon||PUPIL FREE DAY|
|Tues||ASIAN FRIED RICE|
|Wed||PUMPKIN OR TOMATO SOUP
(with garlic sticks)
|Thurs||THAI CURRY & RICE|
Vegan, egg free, dairy free and gluten free options provided daily.
The first week of term 3 is upon us. Winter is moving on but still lingering so we will start the term with some Winter warmers and school favourites.
One of the many things we constantly do is to find ways to pump up the nutrient density of the students meals, particularly protein. Growing children need a varied source of protein in their diet, so with a constant mid-day vegetarian meal it is sometimes hard to combine vegetarian protein into small children’s taste buds. Some of the ways we do this is by the addition of lentils, beans, dairy and my current favourites, quinoa and chia. These products can be purchased in many forms and added quietly to any meal to boost the meal’s natural goodness.
Some tips for home:
– add chia to breakfast cereal
– add chia or quinoa to plain rice
– add lentils to your spaghetti sauce
– add all of them into a soup.