Uber-Yummy Grains The Ultimate Breakfast Round, aka UBR®, from Rich’s Foodservice, provides a great breakfast solution for students on the move. It can be purchased in both fully baked and frozen forms, and is available in four flavors: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon, Blueberry and Sunberry Blast. Each round is 100% whole grain, meeting SY14-15 USDA regulations, contains 4-5 grams of protein and is completely nut-free. Navigate to www.richsubr.com to learn more. Make It Snappy Appleways, a brand of nutritious snack products from Darlington, now offers whole-grain Waffle Snaps as a healthy choice for students. Available in Apple Cinnamon or Strawberry, all Waffle Snaps come individually wrapped in 1-oz. packages. They also meet 30/10/30 standards, contain 51% or more whole grains and 0% trans fat. Check nutrition labels to determine suitability for breakfast and lunch menus. Call (800) 754-2202 or visit www.darlingtonsnacks.com for more details. Potato Power U.S. Mashed Potatoes: Endless Creativity, Instant Success, a 14-page color brochure from the United States Potato Board, highlights the many uses for instant mashed potatoes in today’s foodservice kitchens. This resource features ideas for mashed potato salads and lasagna made with layered mashed potatoes. Also available is The Perfect Potato: A Foodservice Guide to Fresh Potato Types, which includes tips on cooking with various types of potatoes. The guide breaks down these different types by appearance, texture, flavor and preferred use. Find out more at www.potatogoodness.com/foodservice. Kettle Kreations KettlePop introduces two new flavors of certified USDA Organic popcorn: Organic Sea Salt and Organic Kettle Korn. School nutrition operators may find these whole-grain products helpful options in their efforts to increase the number of healthy snack food choices available to students. The company says it makes all of its products in small batches in a patented kettle and does not add spray-on flavorings or preservatives. For more information, visit www.kettlepop.com. Sixty Years Young In honor of the Tater Tot’s® just concluded 60th birthday, operators can look to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) for numerous tot recipes as well as for help with all things potatoes. IPC’s website includes a comprehensive recipe database, a helpful size guide and Idaho® potato preparation tips and answers and solutions to operational and culinary FAQs. For more information, visit foodservice.idahopotato.com. Au Naturel Back to Nature Foods has a solution for students with a sweet tooth: new Honey Graham Sticks. These cookies contain real honey for an added bit of sweetness. Each single serving 1-oz. pouch contains high-quality natural ingredients, without the modification of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Check specific nutrition details to confirm the product’s compliance with federal nutrition standards. Go to www.backtonaturefoods.com. Whistle While You Work Whistlin’ Sam’s™ is a new line from Tyson Foods, designed to provide products that remind students of home. The line features individually wrapped peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches that are whole grain- and protein-rich, making them ideal for serving in schools. A 2.8-oz. Dipping Cup is also available. Whistlin’ Sam’s have been Kid Tested, Kid Approved™ with an overall 92% approval from surveyed kids. Check out www.tysonfoodservice.com to learn more. Guilt- and Gluten-Free If you’re looking for a treat to serve to students with food sensitivities that’s both healthy and delicious, check out HomeFree, LLC’s line of gluten-free cookies. Both shelf-stable and freezable, the cookies are vegan, kosher pareve and all-natural, as well as nut-, egg-, dairy- and GMO-free. The cookies are offered in four flavors: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Vanilla and Double Chocolate Chip. Be sure to review nutrition details to confirm compliance with federal nutrition standards. For more information, go to www.homefreetreats.com or call (603) 898-0172. Versatile Turkey With a variety of turkey products ranging from filets and medallions to ground turkey, Butterball Foodservice can help operators create new and innovative menu solutions for all parts of your meal program. Research has shown that turkey usage has increased by 6% from 2012 to 2013, and is easily used as an alternative for other proteins. Recipes from the company include Breakfast Turkey Sausage Croissant, Mesquite Smoked Turkey and Red Quinoa Sedona Salad; these may need modifi- cation to meet K-12 nutrition requirements. For more information and recipe ideas, visit www.ButterballFoodservice.com.
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