Meatless Monday with Meals Plus

Meatless Monday is an easy way to come together as a school community to help the planet, and promote healthy eating habits. Over the last 3 years, Meals Plus has collaborated with school cafeterias across the county, and compiled the most popular recipes, while still meeting USDA meal pattern regulations. Among these popular recipes are meat-free options that can be found in every free Customer compiled Cookbook in our White Paper Library.

Download a meatless recipe today!

The Bistro Egg Sandwich2015 Customer Cookbook

Pizza Soup – 2016 Customer Cookbook

Mushroom, Cheese and Black Bean Enchilada – 2017 Customer Cookbook

 

 

Coming Soon: The 2017 Meals Plus Customer Cookbook!

To show our appreciation to YOU – our Meals Plus Customers – we are publishing our third edition of the ‘Meals Plus Customer Cookbook’! This free cookbook will be filled with the most popular recipes from school cafeterias across the country in an effort to help increase participation in the lunchroom, while still meeting USDA meal pattern regulations. It will also include creative promotional ideas, Meals Plus software tips, and more!

Click to download the 2015 and 2016 Meals Plus Customer Cookbooks.

Grand Slam-wich Recipe That Will Hit the Spot!

This Pork Marinara Sandwich is one of the lunch recipes from the 2016 Meals Plus Child Nutrition Cookbook, which you can download here. The cookbook includes recipes from Meals Plus Customers and school breakfast recipes using USDA foods. Its hard to beat a recipe this good!

Pork Marinara Sandwich
Submitted by: Asheboro City Schools

Yields: 1
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Food Group Components: 2.5 oz. eq. grain, 2 oz. eq. meat/meat alternative
Recipe Type: Entree
Allergens: Milk, Egg, Soy, Wheat

Ingredients:

1 each – country fried pork steak, frozen, 3.1 oz.
2 oz. – #10 can, Furmanos 10335 ,marinara sauce
1 oz. – lite shredded mozzarella cheese, frozen
1 – bun WW, hamburger bun

Directions:

  1. Place frozen pork chop on a lined full size sheet pan, do not stack.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until pork reaches 165°F for at least 15 seconds. CCP: Heat to 165° F or higher for at least 15 seconds
  3. Wipe top of can lid with a clean towel and open. Pour into a 1/2-4″deep hotel pan and heat up in the oven for 10 minutes or until hot.
  4. During service, place 1 pork chop on bottom of bun and top with 2 oz. of marinara and 1oz of cheese. Place crown of bun on top.CCP: Hold at 135° F or higher.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories – 481
Chol (mg) – 105.91
Sodium (mg) – 1046.96
Fiber (gm) – 3.94
Iron (mg) – 4.35
Calc (mg) – 280.41
Vit A (IU) – 337.28
Vit C (mg) – 1.12
Protein (gm) – 26.57
Carb (gm) – 47.85
Tot Fat (gm) – 19.85
Sat Fat (gm) – 6.49
Sugars (gm) – 8.26
Trans Fat (gm) – 0.00*

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Coming Soon: The Meals Plus Customer Cookbook, Filled with the Best Lunchroom Recipes from Across the Country!

To show our appreciation to YOU – our Meals Plus Customers – we are publishing our first edition of the ‘Meals Plus Customer Cookbook’! This free cookbook will be filled with the most popular recipes from school cafeterias across the country in an effort to help increase participation in the lunchroom, while still meeting USDA meal pattern regulations. It will also include creative promotional ideas, Meals Plus software tips, and advice from our Child Nutrition Operations Consultant, Cynthia Sevier, SNS.

Tell us which recipes have your students rushing back to your lunchline! To include your favorite lunchroom recipes in the Meals Plus Customer Cookbook, please email them to recipes@mealsplus.com and we will take care of the rest. You may submit more than one recipe, and we guarantee at least one recipe from each school district submitting will be included in the book. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Every Meals Plus Customer will receive one cookbook free of charge, and additional copies will be available for purchase.

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