Entrée: Asian Quinoa Power Bowl
District: Marietta City Schools (Ohio), AVI Foodsystems
Meal description: This Asian Quinoa Power Bowl is a hearty bowl filled with flavorful, nutrient-rich items and qualifies for a reimbursable meal through the National School Lunch Program. The bright colors and familiar flavors of carrot, Mandarin oranges, egg, mixed greens and broccoli encourage students to explore this dish with other ingredients that may be out of their comfort zone including bright edamame, crisp red onion, crunchy chow mein noodles and hearty red quinoa. Served with sesame ginger dressing, this taste of the Orient is a mix of color, flavor, familiar and adventure that draws students in again and again.
What makes it special: A featured bowl full of powerful, nutrient-rich ingredients, this student favorite comes back again and again throughout our SuperFoods series of educational campaigns. A base of hearty red quinoa provides a new whole grain, topped with nutritious mixed greens. Edamame super beans, protein-rich super eggs, powerful green broccoli and powerful orange carrots are all ingredients that students learn about throughout our SuperFoods campaigns. Having a popular dish that can return over and over as students learn new information about the different ingredients allows them to understand the true power packed into our Asian Quinoa Power Bowl, and just how delicious nutritious selections can be!
Where item is served: Elementary and secondary