Depending on which side of the table you’re on, school lunches are either healthy and delicious or disgusting and tasteless. Then there’s the brown bag option, which can lead to the twin dramas of “This again?!” and “You left the crusts on!” Tired of catering to the patrons of Cranky Café? Let somebody else handle it! If your kids want to break away from the tray, there are some great new alternatives available.
First up, we have ChoiceLunch. Based on the belief that healthy futures begin with healthy school lunches, ChoiceLunch takes the guesswork out of nutrition by providing a whole slew of kid-friendly, balanced meals. Parents can sit down with their kids and plans menus in advance (there’s even a Last Minute Lunch option), with choices ranging from salads and sandwiches to sushi and pasta. There are even gluten-free and vegetarian options! ChoiceLunch offers an app for mobile ordering, a fleet of trucks to ensure prompt delivery at your child’s school, and a loyalty rewards program that can earn free lunches.
Looking for options that include snacks and three-course meals? Try Chefables. Made-from-scratch school lunches that keep negative nutrients to a minimum while packing in the flavor are what Chefables delivers. Parents can rest assured that their little ones are getting big nutrition without the big price tag. Click here to discuss enrollment options for your school.
If there’s one thing that Team Pickle members love, it’s a B Corp. Especially when food is involved. Revolution Foods fits the bill, delivering over one million school lunches every week across the country. A self-described “fresh food company,” Revolution Foods offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; there are even grab-and-go meal kits available in select stores.
Yeah, so I’m totally hungry right now. Good thing there’s an apple and some cheese in the fridge, since I’m a few years past school lunch eligibility. What was your favorite noon offering when you were a kid? What would your kids order for their school lunches, if they could have anything their stomachs desired?