— Text and photos by BHM Food Service Department
The Buffalo Community Middle School Kitchen is all about providing a healthy variety of lunch options for students. Recent changes to our Grab and Go Lunch line were inspired by the current trend to offer a variety of quick choices with an effort to meet the increasing demand for gluten free diet needs.
Daily meal choices include our signature Fruit Smoothie/Homemade Muffin Bison Cup, which is where we offer a homemade gluten free muffin. Also available on this line is an Uncrustable Bison Box and a Nacho Cheese Bison Box. Our Bison Cups and Bison Boxes are complete meals and students can also help themselves to any of the fruits and vegetables offered. In addition, we also offer a wrapped sandwich served hot every day on the Grab and Go line. The sandwich rotation includes Chicken Patty, BBQ Pulled Pork, Ham & Cheese Croissant, Burgers, and Hot Dog on a Bun. We are excited to be adding a homemade Black Bean Vegetarian Burger on burger day soon!
Knowing that students can be particular about which fruits and vegetables they prefer, we offer a wide variety of choices including romaine, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, celery, mushrooms, radishes, onions, carrots, apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, kiwi, pears and strawberries. In order to meet the USDA’s legume requirement, we roast garbanzo beans and season them in a variety of flavors then serve them on the Grab and Go lunch line as a crunchy side snack or salad topping.
We will continue to use our expertise and creativity to meet the students’ nutritional needs while keeping food choices fun and inspiring.