Menu & Recipe Ideas

Keeping your school menu fresh and varied is one of the most effective ways to appeal to a wider number of students. We’re here to help with suggestions for the hottest trends and most popular, nutritious recipes. Check out some great ideas below!

Recipes

Search for delicious, nutritious recipes to serve in your district! Simply download a recipe PDF to view ingredients, instructions, components, and nutritional information. Type any word in the Search window below to find related recipes.

Want to see every Lunch Recipe? Search for “Lunch”
And for Breakfast Recipes, just search for “Breakfast”

4-Week Cycle Menus

Whether you are serving hot meals in the cafeteria or cold meals to go, these cycle menus are easy to adopt. Each menu meets the USDA daily and weekly nutritional guidelines.

Breakfast

Lunch

5-Day Menu Samples for Breakfast and Lunch

Delicious and easy breakfast recipes, try this menu today!
Click the links for Featured Recipes

Sample Breakfast Menu (5-Day Hot)

Monday

Beef Sausage and Cheese on a Biscuit
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Tuesday

French Toast Sticks w/ Syrup
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Wednesday

Cheesy Omelet
Whole Grain Toast

Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Thursday

Peaches-n-Cream Waffle Dunkers
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Friday

Egg, Cheese, Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Sample Breakfast Menu (5-Day Cold)

Monday

Assorted Yogurt Muffin Parfait
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Tuesday

Mega Cheese Muffin
Yogurt Cup

Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Wednesday

Whole Grain Bagel w/ Cream Cheese
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Thursday

MINI Pancake w/ Syrup
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Friday

Whole Grain Croissant
Cheese Stick

Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Sample Breakfast Menu (5-Day Hybrid Hot/Cold)

Monday

Breakfast Pizza
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Tuesday

Cheesy Omelet
Whole Grain Croissant

Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Wednesday

Fruited Yogurt & Graham Crackers
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Thursday

Egg, Cheese, Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Friday

Blueberry Muffin
Cheese Stick

Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Sample Lunch Menu (5-Day Hot)

Monday

Mac and Cheese
Breadstick
Three Bean Salad
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Tuesday

Taco Tuesday – Build Your Own!
Taco meat w/ Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Taco Shells, and Salsa Cup
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Wednesday

Swedish Meatballs w/ Cheese Sauce Over pasta
Green Beans
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Thursday

Toasted italian Cheese Sandwich w/ Marinara Cup
French Fries
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Friday

Personal Cheese Pizza
Tossed Salad
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Sample Lunch Menu (5-Day Cold)

Monday

Chicken Tender
Roll-up with cheese,

lettuce and tomato
Baby Carrots
Hummus
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Tuesday

Fiesta Parfait
Tortilla Chips
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Wednesday

Soft Pretzel
‘Real’ Cheese Dip
Broccoli Florets
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Thursday

Deli Pocket:
Turkey & Cheese
in Whole Grain
Rich Pita

Fiesta Corn Salad
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Friday

Build-Your-Own
Pizza Flatbread
Mozzarella Cheese

Marinara Cup
Broccoli Florets
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Sample Lunch Menu (5-Day Hybrid Hot/Cold)

Monday

Cheese Stuffed
Breadsticks

Marinara Cup
Green Beans
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Tuesday

Fish Taco
with Cheese

Salsa Cup
Cold Slaw
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Wednesday

Toasted Cheese
Sandwich

Fiesta Corn Salad
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Thursday

Popcorn Chicken
Salad with
Shredded Cheese

Dinner Roll
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Friday

Personal Cheese Pizza
Tossed Salad
Assorted Fruit
Marvelous Milk

Top 10 Breakfast Bento Boxes

Functional Grab and Go Meals for ALL
recipes brought to you by Florida Dairy Farmers

Breakfast Biscuit, strawberries, and marvelous milk

Mini pancakes, oranges, blueberry yogurt and marvelous milk

Granola, oranges, yogurt, and marvelous milk

Graham crackers, pineapple, vanilla yogurt and marvelous milk

Crackers, apple slices, cheese slices and marvelous milk

Biscuit, apple, cheese stick and marvelous milk

Min waffles, strawberries, cheese stick and marvelous milk

Muffin, diced peaches, cheese stick, and marvelous milk

Breakfast square, grapes, cheese stick, and milk

Mini bagel, grapes, cheese slices and marvelous milk

Top 10 Lunch Bento Boxes

Functional Grab and Go Meals for ALL
recipes brought to you by Florida Dairy Farmers

String cheese, chicken salad, pita bread, cucumbers and marvelous milk

Yogurt, cucumber slices, diced chicken, crackers and marvelous milk

Chef salad with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, strawberries, and marvelous milk

Cheese cubes, veggie pasta salad and marvelous milk

Cheese slices, crackers, apple slices, celery sticks and marvelous milk

Tuna salad with shredded cheese, tomato, cantaloupe, crackers and marvelous milk

Vanilla yogurt, blueberries, carrot, and marvelous milk

Cheese, apples, grapes, peanut butter, celery sticks, marvelous milk

Turkey sliders with cheese, apple, carrots, and milk

Asian Salad wrap with mozzarella, pear, and milk