16 oz. of Mocha Coffee Cooler, please.

Happy National Coffee Month! Are you the type of person that needs their daily dose of “wake me up”? Change up your go-to coffee order with one of the three (or all three!) recipes provided. Let us know what you think! Also, keep an eye out for our new ‘Mocha Coffee Cooler’ this school year….

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month With Our Peach Yogurt Parfaits

In honor of Better Breakfast Month, why not celebrate by recreating one of LCPS Cafe’s student favorites: yogurt parfaits! This month, we are sourcing locally grown peaches in some of our schools, so our peach parfaits are always a hit with students. Here is our easy-to-follow recipe so that you can enjoy these when school…

School Nutrition Hosts District Wide Taste Test

The Harvest of the Month promotion began last school year and continues to be a popular event at all 87 schools in Loudoun County this year.  This farm to school promotion allows all students in the county to try a new seasonal fruit or vegetable at no cost each month.  Students have been able to…

Cheesy Chickpea and Broccoli Bake

Looking for a new kid-friendly recipe to serve this Thanksgiving? Why not try this cheesy chickpea broccoli bake?  Our students love eating broccoli for school lunch, so it is a great way for them to also enjoy it at home.  The cheese helps provide ample calcium, broccoli is full of  vitamins and minerals, and chickpeas…

Celebrate Election Day With Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

The kids are out of school and the polls are open for Election Day! Why not celebrate with this delicious fruit-filled snack from Better Recipes? Ingredients: 1 pt Strawberries, sliced 1 cup Blueberries 6 Bananas, cut into pieces Bamboo Skewers Directions: Prepare fruit. On 7 skewers thread strawberries and bananas, alternating between the two. On…

Harvest of the Month Recipe: Mushroom Quesadilla

Our Harvest of the Month program is back in full swing for the new school year!! All K-12 students will have the opportunity to try a seasonal fruit or vegetable at no cost during school lunch.  This is open to all students, not just those who purchase school lunch that day.  The first feature items…

School Nutrition Services Wins “One In A Melon Award” for Virginia

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Nutrition Services received a “One in a Melon” Award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to bring fresh, local produce to the students eating in school cafeterias each day. One district per state received the honor. LCPS was selected from among all of the…

Kid-Friendly Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Strawberries are a versatile fruit- they make a great snack or dessert, but can also pair nicely with salty foods or meats to balance savory flavors with a touch of sweetness! Try this easy 5-ingredient salsa at your next cookout- either on top of some grilled chicken, or as a dip for chips! INGREDIENTS: 1…

Boost Your Nutrition With Spinach!

  What are the world’s healthiest foods? Well, spinach is definitely one of them! Spinach is a green leafy vegetable, which originated in Iran. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that include Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B Vitamins, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, and antioxidants. These nutrients…

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

In honor of National Muffin Day, we decided to share one of our staff members favorite blueberry muffin recipes!  Unlike traditional blueberry muffins, they are low in sugar, high in fiber and flavorful! 2 Tablespoons butter 1 egg 2/3 cup plain yogurt (whole milk or 2%) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup white whole wheat…