Students at Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California know good food. They are offered delectable dishes like this every Monday as part of OUSD's successful Meatless Monday program. This stir-fry combines whole grain yakisoba noodles, local baked tofu, fresh vegetables and herbs with a sesame ginger sauce. Perfection.
6. Asian Tofu Noodle Salad Bowl
High School students attending San Diego Unified Schools in San Diego, California are in for a treat with this Meatless Monday menu option. This recipe combines whole grain noodles, fresh vegetables, chickpeas, mandarin oranges and local baked tofu with a sesame dressing over crisp romaine lettuce. Sounds like a delicious way to support the local economy.
7. Zesty Orange Beyond Chicken with Chow Mein Noodles
Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, California originally developed this recipe for its Meatless Monday program and saw an increase in student participation. This recipe creatively incorporates the Beyond Meat non-GMO chicken-free strips with whole grain chow mein noodles with a zesty orange sauce topped vegetable medley. Tustin found using the Beyond Meat products helps to cut down on the saturated fat and sodium levels in recipes.
8. Beyond Beef Bolognese with Whole Grain Spaghetti
When Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas began its Lean & Green initiative, nutrition staff partnered with local Whole Foods Dallas Chef John Mercer to develop and test their meatless fare. Of the ingredients tested were Beyond Meat beefless crumbles. Not only are they made completely from non-GMO pea protein and allergen-free, they met the approval of Dallas students. Now students enjoy satisfying meatless versions of some of their favorite recipes, like this Italian classic.
9. Taco-the-Town with Caliente Corn Salsa