Tucking pigs into blankets for breakfast. Kids appreciate that made-fresh factor.
Breakfast bolillos and pigs in a blanket
These items supplement pre-packaged breakfast foods like cereal and yogurt.
On a roll
Making fresh-baked breakfast items further supplement pre-packaged components at OUSD.
Kids being kids, pizza is one of their top comfort foods, Gonzalez says.
Burrito bowl assembly
Making use of commodities—beans are a big one—is a major part of making scratch cooking work at OUSD.
Chicken fajita burrito bowl
Continuing with the bowl trend, which has been big in all foodservice segments, OUSD packs up Mexican flavors in a portable, reheatable format.
Being in California means access to greens longer than most parts of the country, and OUSD always takes advantage.
Cauliflower mac ‘n cheese
Another comfort food item, this makes the healthful swap from white pasta to nutrient-rich cauliflower.
More bright greens to help kids “eat with their eyes.”
A snacky option is always a good idea for kids.
Items like these can be reheated or enjoyed cold in a pinch.
Fresh salsa adds immeasurable vibrant color and flavor to many menu items.
When strawberries were plentiful earlier in the summer, OUSD got busy making preserves to enjoy throughout the year.