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Follow Food & Supply Source on Instagram & Facebook to see fresh, new menu ideas every Monday! #MenuMonday Ingredients: 1 Tbs olive oil 1 Yellow onion diced 6-8 Cloves garlic minced 6 Cups Vegetable broth (or stock) 15oz (420g) can diced tomatoes, drained 2 Tsp Sugar 1 Tbsp Italian dried herbs 1 Tsp Kosher Salt 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1 (15oz) cans white beans Cannellini beans), dried and rinsed 4 Cups baby spinach (about 6oz) 3/4 Cup Fresh grated Parmesan Cheese (for serving) 3 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley     Directions; In a large pot or Saucepan, heat olive oil medium-high heat. Add onion and galric; cook until onions are translucent and garlic...
Follow Food & Supply Source on Instagram & Facebook to see fresh, new menu ideas every Monday! #MenuMonday Ingredients: You choose! Directions: Grab your favorite brown and green foods and make a football shape with the brown foods, while using green foods around the edges, Include some dips for the veggies! Use some string cheese for the footballs stitching and voila! Football on the green. Enjoy!             Ingredients: 2 Pts of fresh strawberries Directions: Slice the top off each berry and cut in half lengthwise. Using a pair of clean food scissors slice a “V” into the top of each berry Use the little heart shaped strawberries as toppers...
28 January 2019, by , in blog, Food, Health, Nutrition, Recipe Recap, Recipes, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Comments off
Follow Food & Supply Source on Instagram & Facebook to see fresh, new menu ideas every Monday! #MenuMonday   Ingredients: 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic- minced 2 medium onions- diced 2 bell peppers- any color, cored and chopped 2 large carrots- peeled and diced 2 stalks celery- diced 1 medium sweet poato- peeled and cubed (optional- I added it!) 2 pounds ground turkey- I used 93% lean* 1 1/2-2 cups water- more as needed 1 can tomato sauce- (15oz) 1 can diced tomatoes in their juices- (14.5oz) 3 Tbs chili powder 1 Tbs ground cumin 1 Tbs paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp kosher sea salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground...
3 January 2019, by , in blog, Food, Health, Nutrition, Recipe Recap, Recipes, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Comments off
Follow Food & Supply Source on Instagram & Facebook to see fresh, new menu ideas every Monday! #MenuMonday   —————————————— Ingredients 5 large potatoes, peeled 1 small onion 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/4 Cup bread crumbs, matzah meal or flour 1 1/2 Tsp coarse salt (1 tsp if using kosher salt) Freshly ground black pepper . . Directions 1. Grate potatoes coarsely or finely, to your preference. Finely grate onion. 2. Place grated potatoes and onion in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze tightly until all of the liquid is strained. 3. Place the strained potatoes and onion in a large bowl and add the eggs, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. 4. Heat the 1-inch...
  Follow Food & Supply Source on Instagram & Facebook to see fresh new menu ideas every Monday! #MenuMonday   —————————————— Ingredients 4 Flour Tortilla 1C Cooked Broccoli, chopped 1C Cooked Chicken, shredded 1C Cheddar Cheese, shredded Directions 1. Heat Skillet on Medium 2. Place tortilla in skillet, top with 1/2 C cheese, chicken, and broccoli 3. Allow cheese to melt and flip until other side of tortilla is crisp   Ingredients 1 Zucchini 1/2 Onion, Diced 10 Cherry Tomatoes halved 1tsp chili powder Salt to taste 1Tbsp Olive Oil 1 15oz Can Black Beans drained and rinsed 12 10″ Tortillas 1 Avocado . . Directions 1. Heat oven to 425*F. Line a baking...
29 October 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Head Start, Savings, Supplies, Uncategorized, Comments off
Reduce Office Supply Costs and Manage Head Start Purchases There are certain purchases associated with running an early childhood education program that cannot be neglected. While it is possible to lower supply costs for extra “nice to have” supplies and services, some purchases are required for the daily operation and success of the program. Office supplies are needed to stay on top of paperwork and record-keeping requirements, making them very much an essential purchase. However, it is important to reduce office supply costs whenever you can to ensure that the money for your Head Start program is being used as effectively as possible. One way to accomplish this is through...
25 September 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Development, Education, Food, Head Start, Health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Comments off
Food Purchasing for Head Start: How to Deal With Picky Eaters When it comes to feeding toddlers and preschoolers, to say that it is an “adventure” is a bit of an understatement. The National Head Start Association provides early childhood education and nutrition opportunities to the children and families who participate in its programs. You might imagine that the teachers and care givers who work for the Head Start Program experience a lot of situations with picky eaters and kids who don’t want to try new things. Quality Nutrition on a Budget Despite the drastic sequester budget cuts that administrators of the Head Start Program were forced to deal with...
14 August 2014, by , in blog, Budgeting, Food, Head Start, Uncategorized, Comments off
Community Service: Food Supply Services & Head Start Program It is kind of hard to believe that the Head Start Program will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. On one hand, it sort of seems as if this program has always been available to help low-income families get their children access to the early learning education and other essential Pre-K programs that they need in order to succeed in school. On the other hand, for many children who were unable to participate in the program due to Head Start budget cuts from the federal government, economic issues that have plagued our country in various regions and as the program...
Head Start Programs: Avoid Food Mistakes for Better Health One of the great things about the Head Start Program is its commitment to early childhood nutrition and building healthy eating habits. They teach kids and parents about improving diet by introducing healthy fresh fruits and vegetables in order to encourage a lifetime of good skills. Children can be picky eaters, but there are ways to help them try new things without making mistakes that could be stumbling blocks throughout their childhood. Bad habits can lead to health problems, such as diabetes, childhood obesity and other issues that could pose as a challenge later in life. Head Start Program administrators know...
FoodSource Plus Provides Nutrition and Savings to Head Start One of the core components of running a program under the National Head Start Association is to provide participants with quality nutrition services. The Head Start Nutrition program provides guidelines based on all of the rules and regulations required by the USDA child and adult care food program. In addition to providing the children who participate in Head Start programs with nutritious meals, the goal is to create a social and educational experience at mealtimes to integrate discussion of food, health and daily activities as a means of improving communication and conversational skills. Responsibility and teamwork are also educational benefits from...