Saturday, June 23, 2018
Education

Pasco County school lunch menus

Elementary breakfasts

Elementary breakfasts feature a main item plus a choice of low-fat milk and a choice of a fresh fruit or 100 percent fruit juice. Choices include:

Snack Pack: Muffins, PopTarts and cereal bars.

'Moove' Pack: Yogurt with or without Elf Grahams.

Bowl Pack: A variety of whole-grain, reduced-sugar cereals with or without Elf Grahams.

Hot pack: Hot options like pancakes, breakfast pizza or sandwiches.

Elementary lunches

All elementary school lunches include an entree, a milk choice, a fruit choice and a choice of any two vegetable options. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich available daily.

Monday: Chili bread bowl or barbecue rib sandwich.

Tuesday: Scrambled eggs with Cinna-Bread; maple pancakes with sausage; or muffin dipper box.

Wednesday: Nachos or chicken BLT salad with pita bread.

Thursday: "Backyard" burger sliders; "Big Bad" bean burrito; or peanut butter dipper box.

Friday: Personal pizza (cheese or pepperoni) or fish sandwich.

Middle and high school breakfasts

Secondary breakfasts feature a main item, plus a choice of low-fat milk, and a choice of a fresh fruit or 100 percent fruit juice. Choices include:

Hot'n Stacked Pack: Muffins, waffles, pancakes, French toast or other traditional breakfast favorites.

Lite'n Healthy Pack: Yogurt fruit parfaits, low-fat yogurt cups or smoothies.

Grain'n Eat It Pack: A variety of whole-grain cereals are available.

Snack'n Go Pack: A snack-like choice.

Grab'n Go Pack: A hot breakfast sandwich or other meal that can be eaten "on the go."

Middle and high school lunches

All middle school lunches include an entree, a milk choice, a fruit choice and a choice of any two vegetable options. All high school lunches include an entree, a milk choice and a choice of any two vegetable options.

Middle school lunches

Monday: $2.50 menu: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or hummus combo. $3 menu: Grilled chicken Caesar salad; vegetarian entree salad; beef and broccoli; or fresh baked pizza.

Tuesday: $2.50 menu: Italian deli "flatz" or "just plain nutty" combo. $3 menu: antipasto salad; vegetarian entree salad; turkey and gravy with roll; Buffalo chicken wrap; or grilled cheese sandwich.

Wednesday: $2.50 menu: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or "Moo Over" fruit parfait. $3 menu: Chicken salad bread bowl; vegetarian entree salad; "build ur own" burrito or rice bowl; or "Backyard" hamburger/cheeseburger.

Thursday: $2.50 menu: Italian piccolo sub or "lean machine" combo. $3 menu: Chef salad; vegetarian entree salad; chicken sandwich (breaded or grilled); or cheesy southwest tomato soup with or without soft pretzel.

Friday: $2.50 menu: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or French market combo. $3 menu: Buffalo chicken salad; veggie entree salad; Asian orange chicken with brown rice; or fish sandwich.

High school lunches

Monday: $2.50 menu: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or hummus combo. $3 menu: Grilled chicken Caesar salad; vegetarian garden salad; fresh baked pizza; or turkey pot pie with or without bread bowl.

Tuesday: $2.50 menu: Cafe sub or "just plain nutty" combo. $3 menu: Chef salad; vegetarian garden salad; chicken sandwich (breaded or grilled); or pasta with marinara or meat sauce and breadstick.

Wednesday: $2.50 menu: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or "Moo Over" fruit parfait. $3 menu: Buffalo chicken salad; vegetarian garden salad; "build ur own" burrito or rice bowl; Buffalo chicken wings with or without soft pretzel; or ham and cheese wrap.

Thursday: $2.50 menu: Italian mini piccolo sub or "lean machine" combo. $3 menu: Chicken griller Caesar salad; vegetarian garden salad; "Backyard" burger; or fresh baked calzone.

Friday: $2.50 menu: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or French market combo. $3 menu: Caribbean salad; vegetarian garden salad; chicken tenders with yellow rice; or fish sandwich.

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