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 School Lunches

Here at Holy Cross we take school lunches very seriously!

We believe that nutritious school meals help improve our readiness to learn, our behaviour at school and the healthy eating habits we are establishing for life.

We are so very lucky to have our own head chef Mrs. Maria Linares who not only cooks our school lunches but creates seasonal, balanced menus we love. This is her hard at work in the kitchen! 

 

Week 1 Autumn Menu 2019

w/c 2nd, 16th and 30th September, 14 October, 4  and 18 November, 

2nd and 16th December 

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAIN

Stir fried turkey breast with vegetable concasse Roasted Chicken Drumsticks marinated in citrus and herbs

 Penne pasta with selection of sauces 

Beef Meatballs in rich tomato sauce and seasonal vegetables

Roasted cod Loin Fingers

VEG MAIN

Potato, spinach, carrot and sweetcorn chowder Seasonal vegetables gratin

Vegetarian fajitas

Mixed beans and vegetable burgers Stir fried noodles with julienne of carrots, peppers, courgette and onion

STARCH

Cous cous New potatoes Pasta Rice Oven baked chunky chips

VEG

Peas Broccoli Green beans Carrots and sweetcorn Mixed vegetables

DESSERT

Mixed berries smoothie Banana and coconut pudding Fruit jelly Lemon drizzle cake  Cocoa and beetroot cake

Week 2 Autumn Menu 2019

w/c 9th and 13th September, 7th and 28th October, 11th and 25th November, and 9th December 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAIN

Chicken and vegetable curry Slow cooked beef stew

 Jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings

Roasted sausages Roasted cod loin fingers

VEG MAIN

 Lentils and sweet potato dahl

Spinach and cherry tomato souffle  Vegetarian lasagne Broccoli and mozzarella quiche Mexican rice with seasonal veg

STARCH

Rice Pasta Potatoes Rice Oven baked chunky chips

VEG

Peas Green beans Broccoli Carrots and sweetcorn Mixed vegetables

DESSERT

Strawberry milkshake

Carrot and orange cake Fruit jelly Apple and blueberry pudding Dark chocolate and beetroot brownie 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons we think our school lunches are great: 

  • Our school lunches offer a varied selection of freshly cooked, seasonal produce that meet the nutritional standards set by the government.
  • Lunch time is also a time for us to develop our social skills and try new foods and share this experience with our friends
  • Our school lunches are always packed full of fruit and vegetables. Our Head Chef Maria has such high expectations - our school lunches provide more than one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day for each child, helping them to reach their '5 a day'. 
  • Maria prepares menus that cater for all of us. Any child who has particular requirements is catered for - including those who are vegetarian or who have a special diet. If pupils have allergies or intolerances to certain foods, Maria makes sure that their lunch time experience is the same as every other child.
  • Our school meals are very good value. At the moment, our lunches are just £2.20 a day.
  • Our school meals are convenient for our parents; they don't have to make packed lunches which saves parents time!

If you would further information about our school lunches, our Head Chef Maria or any information regarding food at our school, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

Salmon chowder is my favourite! The food is always so tasty. I didn't really eat vegetables before, but now I do! Year 3 child