A Focus on Breakfast Right Side of the Bread S.A. Piazza now offers a sweet addition to its Wild Mike’s with Wild Mike’s Whole Grain Maple Filled Breadsticks. Each serving provides a 1-oz. grain equivalent for reimbursable school breakfasts. It’s available in bulk or individually wrapped portions. The company also offers a whole-grain breakfast pizza. For more information, call (503) 657-3123 or visit www.sapiazza.com. It’s Always Sunny Looking for a way to meet fruit requirements and satisfy your kid customers? Consider Sun Pacific’s Mighties brand kiwis, as well as its Cuties(R) brand California Mandarins. Each serving of two kiwis contains twice the Recommended Daily Amount of vitamin C, and significant amounts of fiber and the antioxidant vitamin E. Cuties Mandarins (also called Clementines) are small, easy to peel and seedless, making them appealing to kids of all ages. Cuties are also now available in a new Foodservice Pack, containing 148-152 pieces of fruit per case. To learn more about these kid-friendly fruits, check out www.sunpacific.com or call (213) 627-9544. Serve Up Breakfast Unified Brands recently introduced a breakfast serving cart to its equipment line, making it easier for operators to provide a mobile and flexible breakfast service at school. The multifunctional serving cart can be used as a complete serving station or as a support cart to other mobile serving equipment. Standard features include a full-size heated food well, insulated cold food drawer and toaster shelf with a power outlet. A smaller cart (without a hot food well) is also available for breakfast service featuring cold menu items only. For details, visit www.unifiedbrands.net or call (888) 994-7636. Pleasable Squeezables Knouse Foods offers a healthy breakfast option with its new Musselman’s Squeezables, single-serve applesauce packaged in a reclosable pouch. The unique design reduces mess and no spoon is required. Squeezeables are available in three flavors: Honey Cinnamon, Strawberry and Unsweetened. Knouse also offers other products in its full line of single-serve applesauce products, including 2-oz., 4-oz. and 4.5-oz. cup sizes. The last fulfills the minimum daily fruit requirement for K-12 school foodservice operations. A new 6-oz. “Big Cup” is ideal for older kids and adults with larger appetites. For more information, visit www.knousefoodservice.com or call (717) 677-8181. Simply Sausage An extensive line of fully cooked and ready-to-cook sausage products from Jones Dairy Farm allows you to offer your students a protein satisfying option for breakfast. The company’s all-natural line now features reduced sodium—by 50%—to help schools meet federal nutrition standards. These sausage links and patties have no fillers, chemical preservatives, gluten, allergens or MSG. Flavors are available to suit every appetite, from mild to maple and pork to turkey. Call (800) 635-6637 or visit www.jonesdairyfarmfoodservice.com for more details. Smooth Operator Smoothies from DaVinci Gourmet(R) feature natural ingredients and a full serving of fruit. The company’s natural smoothie mixes are made with 100% juice, meeting federal requirements for a 1/2-cup fruit equivalent. Mixes are lactose-free, vegan and Kosher and contain no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. The smoothie mix comes in shelfstable packaging (before opening) and is ready-to-go with one-step prep: Simply pour over ice and blend. Flavors include both fruit and veggie-blend options, including: Strawberry, Mango, Peach, Very Berry, Strawberry Banana, Sunshine Blend and Gratifying Greens. Visit www.davincigourmet.com/smoothies or call (800) 640-6779 to learn more. Veg Out It can be a challenge to incorporate veggies into school breakfast meals, but new Veggielicious Muffins from US Culinary & Beverage offers operators an easy and delicious answer. Each 2-oz. muffin provides 1 grain and 1/4 cup vegetable toward federal nutrition requirements, while the 3.5-oz. muffin offers 2 grains and 1/2 cup veggie serving. All muffins in the line are lowfat, low-cholesterol and low-sugar. Choose from four fun flavors: Xtreme Cre`me, Loco Cocoa, Blueberry Blast and Awesome Apple. Go to www.usculinary.com or call (844) 872-8546 for more information. Take Note Seeking easy-to-transport breakfast-in-the-classroom solutions? Consider the Grab & Go Kit line from Notables. Each pack contains a brand-name whole-grain cereal (bowl or bar), 100% fruit juice and either a whole-grain cracker or honey-roasted sunflower seeds, plus a spoon. Kids have the option of adding milk, but always get 1/2 cup fruit and up to a 2-oz. grain equivalent with every prepackaged kit. Meals with the sunflower seeds provide a 1-oz. grain equivalent and 1 meat alternate. Eleven different combinations are available. For more details about Breakfast Kits from Notables, call (800) 967-1702 or visit www.notables.com. Buns ’n Biscuits Featuring up to a 1.75-g equivalent grain and less than 50% fat from calories, individually wrapped sandwiches from Advance-Pierre Foods give students tasty and filling options for their morning meal. With eight options to choose from, including Fiesta Egg and Cheese, Egg and Sausage or Pork Sausage, kids can pick from classic breakfast sandwiches served on a whole-grain bun or biscuit. A line of School Breakfast Mini Sandwiches is available for schools diverting USDA Foods for further processing. Go to www.apfk12.com or call (800) 890-6836 to learn more. Culture-al Blend Tarté Foods, LLC, offers an Asian Yogurt that is a lighter, less-sweet style of flavored yogurt that offers the same smooth texture and high protein benefit as conventional Greek yogurt brands. Sweetened with Stevia, it has 25% less sugar and twice the calcium, while boasting 13 to 14 grams of protein. It’s currently offered at the retail level primarily in the West. To learn more about TarteÅL Asian Yogurt, visit www.tarteyogurt.com. Buggin’ Out Even the pickiest of eaters should be excited over Lifeway Foods, Inc.’s new Probugs Organic Whole Milk Kefir, a yogurtlike smoothie drink for kids. Made with 10 kinds of live and active friendly bacteria per cup, this USDA Organic beverage helps keeps students healthy while also delivering essentials like protein, calcium and vitamin D. This fun beverage, a potential candidate for refrigerated vending, is available in five funky flavors: Goo-Berry Pie, Orange Creamy Crawler, Kiwi-Kale Kritter, Sublime Slime Lime and Strawnana Split. Visit www.lifeway.net or call (877) 281-3874 for more information.
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