Meal time is an opportunity for social interaction, sensory exploration and healthy-habit formation.
Children will participate in family-style dining for breakfast and lunch, along with two healthy snacks every day. Children will also engage in cooking as part of their overall curriculum and enrichment activities. Fresh vegetables and herbs grown by the children in the community garden will complement the meal experience. Meals and snacks are made from scratch with organic, free range and non GMO ingredients, as often as possible. The Tree House is a nut safe environment.
A mix of fresh fruit, whole grains and lean protein, served daily
French Toast Muffins: A spin on classic French toast made in muffin tins. Made with whole wheat bread, egg, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Served with pure maple syrup and seasonal fresh fruit.
Yogurt Parfait: Organic Greek yogurt served with diced fresh fruit and whole grain “Os” cereal
Breakfast Quesadilla: Served with avocado slices, salsa and orange wedges
Whole wheat mini bagels and cream cheese: Served with fresh fruit smoothie
Banana “sushi”: Served with a hardboiled egg
Oatmeal: Served with fresh berries
Whole grain waffles: Served with Mandarin oranges and turkey sausage
Whole grain cereal and milk: Served with peaches
Hearty, veggie packed soups, sandwiches and pastas
Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and beans): A hearty, vegetarian Italian pasta soup made with crushed tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, vegetable broth, cannellini beans and Ditalini pasta, served with fresh fruit.
Pesto and pea rotelle (wheel shaped) pasta: Served and apple slices and nut butter
Mac and cheese: Served with peas and kiwi slices
Black bean sliders: Served with cucumber slices and pear
English muffin pizza: Served with broccoli and banana rounds
Lentil and veggie stew: Served pita and fruit
Bean and corn chili: Served with cornbread muffins and Mandarin oranges
Grilled cheese sandwich: Served with cooked carrots and banana rounds
All lunches are served with whole milk.
Tree House Trail Mix: Whole grain cereal, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, Annie’s organic gold fish and dark chocolate mini chips
Hummus and red pepper slices
Whole wheat crackers and cheese slices
Graham crackers with applesauce
Pita and baba ganoush
Apple slices and sun butter
Cottage cheese with peaches
Yogurt with granola
In addition to the list above, school age after school snacks may also include
Fresh popped popcorn
Chips and salsa