A Closer Look at… A Healthier Pasta Boost the nutrition of your students’ favorite pasta dishes with one of three healthier pasta choices from Barilla. For operators looking to up the whole grains on their menus, Barilla Whole Grain Enriched contains 6 g of dietary fiber per serving, making it an “excellent” source of the nutrient. It’s certified by the Whole Grains Council, and each cup of cooked pasta equals 2 grain oz. eq. If you’d rather find a way to ramp up the protein content of a meal, consider Barilla Plus®. It uses ingredients such as chickpeas, lentils and egg whites to pack a triplewhammy of protein, offering up 40% more than standard pasta, plus 4 g of dietary fiber in each 2-oz. serving. One cup of cooked pasta equals 1 grain oz. eq. Finally, for the school nutrition operator who needs to add gluten-free grains to the menu, Barilla now offers a gluten-free pasta that’s made from a combination of corn and rice. It’s available in four shapes: spaghetti, penne, rotini and elbows. To learn more, visit www.barillafoodservice. com or call (866) 349-4386. ROOM for More The Premium Beef Patty With Mushrooms from JTM Food Group blends beef and mushrooms, allowing for a moist patty with an increase in size that keeps the product within the meat/ meat alternates requirement of school meal pattern regulations. The patty, which is available in 1.85-oz. and 2.46-oz. sizes, is fully cooked and is lower in sodium and fat than other foodservice patties. To learn more, visit www.jtmfoodgroup.com or call (800) 626-2308. Opt for Protein Advance Pierre Foods offers a variety of protein options for the K-12 foodservice segment, including steak burgers, chopped beef steaks, Salisbury steaks, meatloaf, meatballs and whole-grain breaded beef products. Operators looking to add more protein to the menu might consider the company’s Smart Picks™ Flamebroiled Beef Steak Burger. The burger is fully cooked, offers heat-and-serve convenience, has 80 mg of sodium per serving and meets the 1.5 meat/meat alternate meal pattern requirement. For more information on AdvancePierre products, visit www.apfk12.com or call (888) 723-8237. Well Kept Alto-Shaam has added Drop-in Hot Wells With Large Flange to its line of foodservice equipment products. The well can be placed into a prep table for hot food plating convenience, and its adjustable thermostat provides hot holding temperature flexibility. Halo Heat technology allows operators to use the wells without water, which can help reduce high installation, water and sewer costs. To learn more, visit www. alto-shaam.com or call (800) 558-8744. Here Comes the Sun Sidestep peanut allergies with Sunflower Seed Spread & Jelly Crustless Sandwiches, produced by SunWise Foods, part of Muffin Town. This peanut-free sandwich gives kids a substitute for a classic childhood sandwich without the risk of an allergic reaction. For details, call (877) 683-3461 or visit www.muffintown.com. Looking Sharp Sharpen both your straightedge and serrated knives in seconds with the new Chef’sChoice® Commercial Pronto® Manual Diamond Hone® Sharpener 465 by EdgeCraft Corporation, designed specifically for foodservice operations. Created with the goal of being the fastest manual sharpener available, the product uses 100% diamond abrasives and features Chef’sChoice’s CrissCross® sharpening technology. It is washable and can be rinsed easily in a sink. For further information, contact EdgeCraft Corporation at (800) 342-3255 or visit www.edgecraft.com. Smooth Operator No longer a simple side dish, Musselman’s Apple Sauce from Knouse Foods also can be used as an ingredient in healthy smoothies. Blend applesauce with creamy vanilla nonfat yogurt and a banana to create a nutritious apple smoothie, or combine the applesauce with frozen cranberries, vanilla yogurt and apple pie spice or ground ginger for a flavorful fall beverage. For more menu ideas and product details, visit www.knousefood service.com/multiserve. Standing Steel Is your school nutrition team looking for prep bowls? Consider Lakeside Manufacturing’s Stainless Steel Bowls and Bowl Stands for preparing batch quantity salads and pastas. The bowl stands have reinforced stainless steel tops to withstand busy work environments and a lower shelf to accommodate accessories and other supplies. The products come with optional adjustable feet for creating a stationary stand. To get more information, visit www.elakeside.com or call (800) 558-8565. The Amazing Alphabet Stephanie Maze’s Healthy Foods from A to Z was designed to inspire children to eat healthy foods while learning their ABCs. It’s illustrated with a variety of creative faces formed by different foods representing physical features, such as hair, eyes, mouth and so on. The food illustrations are identified by both English and Spanish vocabulary. In addition, the book contains blank pages that kids can use to create their own face illustrations. To find out more, visit http://moonstonepress.net. Apple of Your Eye New from Tree Top are Fruit Pouches that contain applesauce made with USA apples. The pouches come in Apple, Cinnamon, Strawberry and Mango varieties, all of which contain 100% of the daily value of vitamin C. The product features resealable packing and does not require refrigeration. To learn more, visit www.treetop.com/foodser vice or call (509) 698-1559. Getting in Line Galley, Inc., designs and manufactures custom serving equipment for cafeteria lines, soup and salad bars, condiment stands, tray and plate dispensers or stand-alone kiosks. Galley helps save costs by meeting with operators to custom design serving lines free of charge. The company also offers a five-year parts and labor warranty. Learn more by visiting www.galleyline. com or call (561) 748-5200. Linen ‘n’ Things Superior Linen & Workwear’s Banana Cloth is a heavyduty microfiber cleaning towel that is said to absorb more liquid than a basic towel and to dry quickly for more immediate use. The product is durable and is available in several colors. Find out more at www.superiorlinen.com or call (800) 798-7987. Souper Nutrition Looking for flavorful soup recipes to serve to your students throughout the year? 300 Sensational Soups, by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds, includes recipes for both hot and cold soups. Chapters focus on “Soup Stocks,” “Chilled Soups,” “Beans, Beans and More Beans Soups,” “Hearty Soups for Meat Lovers,” “Go Fish: Fish and Shellfish Soups” and more. To purchase or to read about the book, visit www. robertrose.ca. Keep It Sealed Environmentally friendly paperboard foodservice containers from Form Plastics are recyclable, compostable and available in multiple sizes for sandwiches, small salads, large salads, entrées and more. The products feature a tuck-top closure, eliminating the need for sealing equipment. The paperboard can be customized with customer branding/design. A plastic window to visualize contents is an available option. Find out more by calling (630) 443-1400 or visiting www. grab-n-gogreen.com. Behold the Magic Magic Milk Straws from Magic Straws, LLC, the official milk straws of the got milk? Campaign, are low in sugar and contain flavor beads that change the taste of white milk to kid-friendly flavors like Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry and Vanilla Milkshake. School nutrition operators also can order value packs with additional flavors, such as Chocolate Peanut Butter, Orange Cream, Wild Berry and Chocolate Candy Cane. Find out more at www.magicstraws.com.
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