meals

 New Menu Items 2017-18

We have sixteen exciting new lunch entrees for the upcoming school year to add even more variety to your child’s school lunch. Our recipes span the globe from Italy, France and Greece in Europe, to China, Vietnam, Korea and India in Asia, and finally to North America featuring both a Mexican Quiche and a healthy twist on a classic dish from the American South, Chicken and Waffles. Enjoy!


16 New Entrées!

  • Aspen Creek K8 Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Quiche

  • Banh Mi Sandwich*

  • Caprese Sliders

  • Casey/Summit Chicken and Waffles

  • Cheeseburger (with SFP Secret Sauce*)

  • Chicken Ramen Bowl*

  • Chicken Tikka Tacos*

  • Chickpea Masala with Flatbread

  • Greek Empanada

  • Horizons K8 Turkey Pesto Panini

  • Orange Chicken and Brown Rice

  • Pepper Popper Panini

  • Spanikopita Toasted Cheese Sandwich

  • Tofu Bibimbap (pictured above)

  • Turkey & Cheese Croissant*

  • Veggie Cheese Flatbread

Back by Popular Demand

  • Expanded Harvest of the Month seasonal fruit or vegetable, featuring at least two special dishes, marked in this menu calendar with the tractor logo.

  • Meatless Mondays once a month, designated in the calendar by a green-bordered box.

  • All Burgers, Nacho Beef, Meatballs, and Bone-in Chicken are local and free of hormones and antibiotics.

  • Gluten-free items, and items that can be gluten free without the bun, are designated in the menu with GF, Hormone- and Antibiotic-Free Meats are designated with ABF, and Nitrate and Nitrite Free hotdogs are designated with NNF.

  • Salad Bar offerings are completely gluten free, including dressings and composed salads, with gluten-free sliced bread from Canyon Bakehouse available upon request.

  • Local favorites: 

    - Sausage from Old Style Sausage in Louisville.
    - Red Pork and Green Chile & Cheese Tamales from La Casita of Denver.

Food Glossary

Not sure what one of our dishes is? Learn more below.

  • All-Beef Hot Dog - This is not the hot dog you grew up eating! Hormone- and antibiotic-free, nitrate- and nitrite-free, all-beef hot dog served on a fluffy, whole grain bun.
  • Aspen Creek K8 Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Quiche - The 2017 Iron Chef winning recipe. A vegetarian, protein-packed veggie and egg casserole baked in a quinoa crust.
  • Banh Mi Sandwich* - A Vietnamese-style pork and veggie sandwich served on a whole grain baguette.  
  • Bean Nachos with Cheese Sauce - Hand-mashed pinto beans and our delicious housemade cheese sauce or shredded cheddar on whole grain, non-GMO corn tortilla chips.
  • Beef Nachos with Cheese Sauce - Locally raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and our delicious housemade cheese sauce or shredded cheddar on whole grain, non-GMO corn tortilla chips.
  • Buffalo Chicken Sliders* - Fluffy, whole grain slider buns piled high with tangy Buffalo-style chicken strips.
  • Caprese Sliders - Vegetarian Italian slider sandwiches of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh green basil. Tastes like summer on a sandwich.
  • Casey/Summit Chicken and Waffles - Our 2017 Iron Chef second place. A southern-style meal featuring hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken thighs, breaded in house and served on a whole grain waffle with a sweet, tangy sauce.  Kid tested, Chef Ann approved!
  • Centennial Chicken Street Taco - A former Iron Chef winner and current fan favorite. Mexican-style, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken breast served on a warm, locally made, whole grain tortilla.
  • Cheese Calzone - Folded-over pizza pocket, with fresh, housemade tomato sauce and low-fat mozzarella baked into a delicious, whole grain rich calzone dough.
  • Cheese Pizza - A healthier version of restaurant pizza. Whole grain rich pizza crust seasoned with olive oil and herbs, topped with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  • Cheese Ravioli & Garlic Bread - Mozzarella cheese-stuffed pasta pillows smothered in our fresh, housemade tomato sauce with a side of freshly baked garlic bread.  
  • Cheeseburger (with SFP Secret Sauce*) - Locally raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free, all-beef hamburger patties from Legacy Meats (Kersey, CO), topped with cheddar cheese, and at the secondary level, served with the School Food Project’s Secret Sauce, on a fluffy, whole grain bun from Wheat Montana bakery.
  • Chicken Burrito - Mexican-style chicken, chipotle peppers, cheese, beans and rice hand-wrapped in a locally made, whole grain rich tortilla. Always a great choice.
  • Chicken Potstickers with Fried Rice - Professionally-made Chinese dumplings, from Whole Fresh Foods in Denver, stuffed with chicken and vegetables served with our homemade black pearl fried rice.
  • Chicken Quesadilla - Chicken and shredded cheddar cheese melted to perfection between two locally-made, whole grain tortillas.
  • Chicken Ramen Bowl* - The newest trend in Asian street food. Traditional-style ramen noodles, loaded with chicken and vegetables, topped with our housemade broth. Way better than what you survived on in college!
  • Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauce & Dinner Roll - Hand-breaded, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken tenders, served with our housemade sweet and sour sauce and a warm whole grain dinner roll from Wheat Montana Bakery.
  • Chicken Tikka Tacos* - Tender chicken cooked in a creamy yogurt and tomato sauce with mild Indian spices, served on soft whole-grain rich flour tortillas with seasoned cauliflower and cilantro. 
  • Chickpea Masala with Flatbread - Our newest vegan dish. Garbanzo beans, roasted tomatoes, and spinach in a blend of mild Indian spices, served with a warm piece of flatbread.
  • Crispy Chicken Filet Sandwich - Crispy, baked, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken thighs, breaded in house and served on a fluffy, whole grain bun from Wheat Montana Bakery.
  • Fireside Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potato with Biscuit - A former Iron Chef winning recipe. Locally-sourced yellow potatoes stuffed with broccoli and cheddar cheese, served with a whole grain rich biscuit.
  • French Toast Casserole with Turkey Sausage and Berry Sauce - Kids LOVE eating breakfast for lunch and we sneakily made this classic recipe healthier by using soft, whole-grain bread from Wheat Montana bakery. Our sweet, cinnamon french toast is accompanied by our housemade, real blueberry sauce and a protein-packed turkey sausage.  
  • Greek Empanada* - Spinach, garbanzo beans and feta cheese stuffed into a whole grain, flaky dough and baked to golden perfection.  
  • Green Chili and Cheese Tamale - Authentic tamales handmade just for us right here in Colorado by La Casita. Enjoy this traditional Mexican Christmas dish year-round in our cafeterias.
  • Hamburger - Locally-raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free, all-beef hamburger patties from Legacy Meats (Kersey, CO) served on a fluffy, whole grain bun from Wheat Montana Bakery.
  • Horizons K8 Turkey Pesto Panini* - A 2017 Iron Chef runner-up recipe. Hormone- and antibiotic-free, nitrate- and nitrite-free sliced turkey and freshly-made basil pesto toasted to perfection on fresh whole grain bread.
  • Hot Italian Hoagie* - Handmade, melty deliciousness! A whole grain hoagie bun layered with ham, pepperoni and provolone, topped with pepperoncini and roasted red peppers. 
  • Korean BBQ Turkey Sliders* - Tangy, Korean-style BBQ turkey on fluffy, whole grain slider buns from Wheat Montana Bakery.
  • Macaroni & Cheese - Whole grain rich macaroni smothered in our delicious homemade cheese sauce and shredded cheddar. Comfort food at its best! 
  • Meatball Sub - Hormone- and antibiotic-free, all beef meatballs mixed into housemade marinara sauce served on a fluffy, whole grain bun topped with melty mozzarella cheese.
  • Orange Chicken and Brown Rice - You asked and we answered. Hormone- and antibiotic-free baked chicken breast glazed with Chinese-style orange sauce, served on brown rice. This one was a HUGE hit with the kids during our recipe testing.
  • Oven Fried Chicken with Brown Rice - Hand-breaded, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken baked to crispy southern perfection, served with a side of brown rice.
  • Oven Roast Chicken with Brown Rice - Locally-raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper and baked to perfection, served with a side of brown rice.
  • Pasta Alfredo - Whole grain rich penne pasta with zucchini and broccoli, covered in our creamy and delicious, housemade
    alfredo sauce.
  • Pepper Popper Panini - A food truck favorite brought into the cafeteria. Creamy, low-fat mozzarella and pickled jalapeno slices on freshly toasted, whole grain bread.
  • Pepperoni Pizza - A healthy spin on your typical pizza recipe. Whole grain rich pizza crust seasoned with olive oil and herbs, topped with low-fat mozzarella cheese and nitrate- and nitrite-free pepperoni.
  • Pork Green Chili Burrito* - Juicy braised pork and Colorado green chiles wrapped into a locally-made whole grain tortilla. Mild and delicious.
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich - Mouthwatering, BBQ pulled pork on a fluffy, whole grain bun
  • Red Pork Tamales* - Authentic red chile and pork stuffed masa corn tamales, made fresh just for BVSD by La Casita of Denver.
  • Roast Turkey Dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy & Dinner Roll - Roasted, hormone- and antibiotic-free white and dark meat turkey, served with housemade mashed potatoes and a warm whole grain dinner roll. Wholesome, comfort food that kids love.
  • Shredded Pork Soft Taco - Braised, shredded pork, served with a tangy coleslaw and creamy poblano sauce, on a warm, locally-made whole grain flour tortilla.
  • Spaghetti Marinara - Fresh, homemade tomato sauce served over whole grain spaghetti. 
  • Spaghetti Marinara and Meatballs - Fresh, homemade tomato sauce served over whole grain spaghetti with hormone- and antibiotic-free, all-beef meatballs
  • Spanikopita Toasted Cheese Sandwich - A creamy combination of feta cheese, cream cheese and fresh spinach on freshly toasted, whole grain bread.
  • Spicy Beef and Sausage Penne with Garlic Bread* - Hormone- and antibiotic-free, local beef and locally-produced spicy sausage mixed with penne pasta and our homemade marinara sauce, served with freshly baked garlic bread.
  • Spicy Sausage Sandwich w/ Peppers & Onions* - Locally-made, Italian-style sausage served on a fluffy, whole grain bun with caramelized bell peppers and onions.
  • Taco Salad* - Locally raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef or hand-mashed pinto beans and our delicious homemade cheese sauce or shredded cheddar on a bed of fresh lettuce.
  • Toasted Cheese Sandwich - A simple and delicious sandwich with melted cheddar on freshly toasted, whole grain bread.
  • Toasted Cheese and Bacon Sandwich* - Melted cheddar and nitrate- and nitrite-free bacon on freshly toasted, whole grain bread.
  • Tofu Bibimbap - A taste of Korean Street food. Tofu, vegetables and rice seasoned with Korean-style flavors and served with kimchi. If your kids like fried rice, they will love this dish.
  • Turkey & Cheese Croissant* - Nitrate- and nitrite-free sliced turkey and melted cheddar cheese served on a flaky, buttery whole grain rich croissant.
  • Turkey Bacon Bagel Sandwich* - Nitrate- and nitrite-free sliced turkey and bacon on whole grain bagels baked in Boulder at the famous Moe’s Bagels.
  • Veggie Burrito - Mexican-style pinto beans, corn, chipotle peppers, cheese, and brown rice hand-wrapped in a locally made, whole grain rich tortilla.
  • Veggie Cheese Flatbread - The fancy sister to pizza. A whole grain flatbread layered with low-fat mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and zucchini squash.
  • Veggie Enchiladas - Hand-rolled enchiladas stuffed with black beans, sweet potatoes, and poblano peppers, smothered in traditional enchilada sauce and sprinkled with cheese.
  • Veggie Quesadilla - Fresh roasted vegetables and shredded cheddar cheese melted to perfection between two locally-made, whole grain tortillas.
Blue indicates a new entree for the 2017-18 school year.
* indicates Secondary Second Choice.