Holy Cross R.C. Primary

Holy Cross Catholic Primary

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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 2018

w/c 3 September, 17 September, 1 October, 15 October, 5 November, 19 November, 3 December, and 17 December 

 

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAIN

Sauteed chicken with courgettes,carrots, and sweet potato  Beef casserole with red onion, tomato and peas Selection of vegetarian dishes, hot pot, quiche and wraps

Cauliflower and pancetta/

Tomato, basil and pancetta

Roasted 

cod loin fingers 

VEG MAIN

Vegetarian gratin topped with mozzarella Stir fry noodles with vegetable julienne Vegetarian lasagne Potato, cheese and spinach souflee Lentil and vegetable burgers

STARCH

Roasted potatoes Cous cous Rice Pasta Oven baked chunky chips

VEG

Broccoli Green beans Carrots and sweetcorn Peas Mixed vegetables

DESSERT

Mixed berry smoothie Banana and pear loaf Fruit jelly Chocolate cake Flapjacks

Week 2 Autumn, Menu 2018

w/c 10 September, 24 September, 8 October, 29 October, 12 November, 26 November and 10 December

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAIN

Beef, kidney beans and vegetables concasee casserole Roasted citrus and herbs chicken drumsticks Spinach, peppers and potato hot pot Plain pork sausages Roasted cod loin fingers

VEG MAIN

Chickpeas with aubergines and tomatoes Cauliflower and cheese Vegetarian burritos Vegetarian potato, peas and pepper pie Pasta with broccoli and parmesan

STARCH

Rice Sauteed potatoes Pasta Cous cous Oven baked chunky chips 

VEG

Green beans Peas Broccoli Carrots and sweetcorn Mixed vegetables

DESSERT

Banana and strawberry milkshake

Chocolate brownie Fruit jelly Apple cake Blueberry cake 

 

 

 

 

 

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