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All Day Breakfast Potato Bowl

Each prepared bowl contributes 2 oz M/MA, 7/8 Veg (1/2 cup starch, 1/8 cup dark green, 1/4 cup red)

Asado Fajita Chicken

2.5 oz serving provides 2 oz M/MA.

Asian Stir Fried Rice

1/2 c provides 1 oz eq whole grain.The flavorful foundation of nearly every Asian-inspired entrée. Mix already contains a blend of soy sauce, garlic, ginger and onion and features green peas, diced carrots and red bell peppers.

Asian Stir Fried Whole Grain Brown Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz whole grain

Bare Burrito Bowl

One serving provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/2 cup Beans, 1 oz Whole Grain

BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of the plate. Provides 2 oz M/MA

BBQ Teriyaki Chicken with Asian Noodles

9.5 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1 oz eq whole grain

BBQ Teriyaki Chicken with Asian Stir Fried Rice

10.2 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1 oz eq whole grain

BBQ Teriyaki Meatballs

5.2 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA

BBQ Teriyaki Meatballs with Asian Noodles

8 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1 oz eq whole grains

BBQ Teriyaki Meatballs with Asian Stir Fried Rice

5.2 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1 oz eq whole grains

Beef & Bean Enchiladas

Our version of beef and pinto bean enchiiadas offers all the comfort and bold flavor of traditional enchiladas with all the nutrition and flavor. Meal components: 2.5 oz M/MA, 1 oz eq whole grain, 1/8 cup vegetable

Beef & Broccoli

4.8 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1/4 cup dark green

Beef & Broccoli with Asian Noodles

7.6 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1/4 cup dark green, 1 oz eq whole grains

Beef & Broccoli with Asian Stir Fried Rice

8.3 oz serving provides 2 oz eq M/MA, 1/4 cup dark green, 1 oz eq whole grains

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

1/4 cup provides 1/4 vegetable

Black Bean Salsa

Fresh bean salsa made easy with canned black beans and Foothill Farms Salsa Seasoning Mix.

Broccoli & Cheddar Rice

Combine leftover rice and broccoli with creamy cheese sauce for a delicious dish. Offer this unique side that can also be an entrée when topped with grilled chicken.

Charro Beans

Smart Snack Approved as a fruits/vegetables. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of the plate. Provides 1/4 c Vegetable

Cheese Enchilada Mini Pierogies

1 serving provides 1 oz eq M/MA, 1 oz eq whole grain

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of the plate. Provides 1/8 cup Vegetable, 2 oz M/MA, 1 oz eq Grain

Chicken Alfredo Flatbread

1 serving provides 2 oz M/MA, 1 oz Whole Grain

Chicken Alfredo Potato Bowl

Each prepared bowl contribute 2.5 oz M/MA, 3/4 Veg (3/4 cup starch)

Chili

Easily make seasoned chili with a rich but mild Southwestern flavor.

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

High in protein and fiber, flavored quinoa is a great nontraditional side dish.

Cilantro Lime Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz eq grain

Cilantro Lime Rice

The adventurous duo of crisp, chopped cilantro entwined with a juicy splash of tropical lime takes white or brown rice new places. Create flavored rice like what's served at Q'doba and Chipotle restaurants.

Cilantro Lime Seasoned Tomatoes

A lively salsa that great over salad, chicken, fish, pork and rice. Serve with chips as an appetizer.

Cilantro Lime Whole Grain Brown Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz eq whole grain

Cincinnati 3-Way Chili

This warm and earthy dish draws its character from the city's Greek immigrants who introduced flavors like cinnamon to this hearty bowl. Each serving provides 2 oz eq grain, 2 oz eq M/MA, 1/8 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/8 cup beans.

Classic Tomato Salsa

2 Tbsp provides 1/8 cup vegetable

Cobb Salad Cup with BBQ Ranch Dressing

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 cup vegetable, 3 oz M/MA, 1/4 cup fruit

Corn Salsa

2 Tbsp provide 1/8 cup vegetable

Cranberry Salsa/Chutney

Made in minutes, this fresh sweet-tangy-spicy cranberry salsa gets its heat from a jalapeno pepper combined with chopped cilantro and onions, which are already in the mix. Use it in a wrap or as a dip.

Creamy Farmers' Market Minestrone

Incorporate local foods into your delectable creation. A lusciously satiating creamy tomato soup brimming with fresh, seasonal farmers market vegetables, healthy grains, white beans and herbs.

Cuban Black Bean

Rich traditional Cuban flavor. 1/3 cup of prepared beans (beans undrained) provides 1/4 cup of beans or 1 oz eq M/MA.

Fiesta Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz eq whole grain

Fiesta Whole Grain Brown Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz whole grain

Fruit Crisp

Fresh fruit topped with wholesome oats and sugar

Garden Salad Cup with Ranch Dressing

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 cup vegetable, 2 oz M/MA

General Tso's Chicken with Asian Noodles

7 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange, 1 oz eq whole grains

General Tso's Chicken with Asian Stir Fried Rice

7.8 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange, 1 oz eq whole grains

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Give your customers the Greek style dressing that is trendy now but without buying a different SKU. Nutritional Facts based on using V402 Foothill Farms Ranch Dressing Mix with nonfat Greek yogurt and fat free mayo.

Holiday Potato Bowl

Each prepared bowl contribute 2 oz M/MA, 1.5 Grain, 3/4 Veg (1/2 cup starch, 1/4 cup other)

Hummus with Whole Grain Chips

Smart Snack Approved as a vegetable. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for a vegetable snack. Provides 1/2 cup Vegetable, 1 oz eq Grain

Loaded Asian Stir Fried Rice

1 c provides 1 oz eq whole grain, 1/4 c red/orange, 1/4 c other vegetable. The flavorful foundation of nearly every Asian-inspired entrée.

Loaded Nachos

1 serving provides 2 M/MA, 1 oz eq grain, 1/8 cup vegetable

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of the plate. Provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 Red/Orange

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Cup

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 c dark greens, 1/2 red/orange, 2 oz M/MA

Mandarin Orange Chicken with Asian Noodles

6.8 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 Red/Orange, 1 oz eq whole grains

Mandarin Orange Chicken with Asian Stir Fried Rice

7.5 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange, 1 oz eq whole grains

Meatless Spaghetti with Red Sauce

1 1/4 cup provides 2 serving grains/breads

Mexican Whole Grain Brown Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz whole grain

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

What's better on a chilly day than a homemade bowl of feel-good chicken soup. Perfect for a light meal, a soup and salad entrée, or as a starter dish.

Pineapple Salsa

1/4 cup provides 1/4 cup fruit

Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce

Sweet and smoky Hawaiian-inspired sauce great for chicken, meatballs, steak and in burgers.

Pork Fried Rice

Provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/4 Vegetable, 1 oz eq whole grains

Red Beans & Brown Rice - Entree

Traditional style red beans and rice made with kidney beans, onions, celery, peppers and whole grain brown rice. For schools it provides: 2 oz eq M/MA, 2 oz eq whole grain and 3/8 c other vegetables

Red Beans & Brown Rice - Side Dish

Traditional style red beans and rice made with kidney beans, onions, celery, peppers and whole grain brown rice. For schools it provides: 1/4 c beans, 1 oz eq whole grain and 1/8 c other vegetables

Red Pepper & Corn Salsa

Fresh corn salsa made easy with canned corn, red bell peppers, red onion and Foothill Farms Salsa Seasoning Mix.

Salsa Roja

Fresh salsa made easy with fire roasted tomatoes, habanero sauce and Foothill Farms Salsa Seasoning Mix.

Sloppy Joe

Classic American meal.

Spinach Salad Cup with Italian Dressing

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 cup Vegetable, 3 oz M/MA, 1 oz eq Grain

Sweet Thai Chili Chicken

6.25 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange, 1/4 cup fruit

Sweet Thai Chili Chicken with Asian Noodles

9 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange, 1/4 cup fruit, 1 oz eq whole grain

Sweet Thai Chili Chicken with Asian Stir Fried Rice

9.75 oz provides 2 oz M/MA, 1/8 cup Red/Orange, 1/4 cup fruit, 1 oz eq whole grain

Taco Potato Bowl

Each prepared bowl contribute 2.5 oz M/MA, 3/4 Veg (1/2 cup starch, 1/4 cup other)

Taco Rice

A mild blend of traditional chili powder, Mexican oregano and smoky cumin added to white or brown rice for a smooth, authentic flavor.

Taco Salad

This dish excels at meeting nutritional requirements, driving participation and best of all—getting kids interested in eating salads. Each serving provides 2 oz eq grain, 2 oz eq M/MA, 1/8 cup red/orange vegetable and 1/2 cup dark green.

Taco Salad Cup with Fiesta Salsa Ranch

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 cup vegetable, 2 oz M/MA

Taco Soup

A delicious soup composed of similar ingredients to those used inside a taco. Soup may be topped with cheese, sour cream, green onions, avocado or tortilla chips. Recipe submitted by Bloomfield Schools NM.

Traditional Three Cheese Mac & Cheese

Make the ideal version of this classic dish. Upsell by adding in premium proteins and veggies. The three varieties of cheese in the sauce give this mac & cheese recipe a complex and delicious flavor.

Turkey Chili

1 cup serving provides 2 oz Meat/Meat Alternates and 1/4 cup Red/Orange.

Turkey, Cranberry & Stuffing Casserole

Combine all the essentials of the holidays into this remarkable dish. 1-cup serving provides: 1 oz eq grain, 2 oz eq M/MA, 1/4 c fruit

Vegetable Stir Fry

3/4 cup provides 3/4 cup vegetable

Vegetable Stir Fry with Asian Noodles

7.4 oz provides 3/4 cup vegetable, 1 oz eq whole grain

Vegetable Stir Fry with Asian Stir Fried Rice

Meal provides 3/4 cup vegetable, 1 oz eq whole grain

Veggie Au Gratin Potato Bowl

Each prepared bowl contributes 2 oz M/MA, 3/4 Veg (1/2 cup starch, 1/7 cup dark green)

Walking Taco - Asian Style

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of the plate. Provides 0.25 cup Vegetable, 2 oz M/MA, 2 oz Grain

Whole Grain Asian Noodles

1/2 c provides 1 oz eq whole grain

Whole Grain Mexican Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz eq whole grain Rice and nutty whole grain brown rice seasoned to perfection with seasoning and spices.

Whole Grain Yellow Rice

1/2 cup provides 1 oz eq whole grain