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 Spring Menu 2019

w/c 7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 25 February, 11 March, and 25 March  

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAIN

Strips of turkey breast with gravy of leeks and carrots   Beef and vegetables lasagna

Mixed vegetables chowder 

Ratatouille

Chicken, sweet potato, kale and onions curry 

 Oven baked cod loin fingers 

VEG MAIN

Spinach and mozzarella pie Vegetarian burgers

 

Beans and vegetables fajitas
Lentils and vegetables gratin Pumpkin, pea and parsley risotto

STARCH

Rice Pasta Noodles Cous cous Oven roasted chunky chips

VEG

Peas Broccoli Carrots and sweetcorn Green beans Mixed vegetables

DESSERT

Mixed berry smoothie Orange cake Fruit jelly Blueberry and apple sponge Pear and cocoa cake

Week 2 Spring Menu 2019

w/c 14 January,28 January, 11 February, 4 March, 18 March, and 1 April 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAIN

Sauteed beef in a cream of red onion, celery, carrot tomato and rosemary Roasted chicken drumsticks

Vegetarian lasagna

 

Vegetarian chilli con carne

Roasted pork or chicken sausages Oven baked cod loin fish fingers

VEG MAIN

 

Pasta with sweet peppers and spinach
Vegetables and potato souffle Broccoli and roasted tomato quiche Vegetarian moussaka Seasonal vegetarian hot pot 

STARCH

Cous cous Roasted potatoes Rice Noodles Oven baked chunky chips 

VEG

Green beans Green peas Steamed broccoli Carrots and sweetcorn Mixed vegetables

DESSERT

Mixed berries smoothie

Carrot and courgette cake  Fruit jelly Pineapple and banana cake Beetroot and cocoa 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