Nutrition at LREI

LREI has partnered with Cater to You as the food service provider to create daily meals that focus on optimal nutritional impact for the community. Meals are centered on  a wide variety of protein sources both animal and plant based, whole grains, legumes, dairy foods, healthy fats, and the freshest of fruits and vegetables.
Menus are developed monthly to reflect seasonal availability, holidays and the special needs of the LREI community.

Menus are developed monthly to reflect seasonal availability, holidays and the special needs of the LREI community. The culinary team is led by our Chef Manager and Sous Chef.

Cater to You takes careful measures not to prepare or serve meals that contain peanuts or tree nuts. Extensive allergy awareness training through third-party certifiers AllerTrain™ and ServSafe has been completed by all Chef Managers and Sous Chefs. In addition, all other CtY team members serving the LREI school community receive annual allergy awareness instruction as part of CtY’s Back-to-School training programming.

Lunch Service Includes:

  • Soup of the day

  • Featured daily entrée

  • Side dish of whole grain, legume or starch

  • Seasonal vegetable side dish

  • Assorted fresh fruit options: bananas, oranges, pears, and New York state apples

  • A special dessert is offered twice weekly for the middle school and daily for the high school.

  • Both low-fat and whole milk delivered from Battenkill Creamery, Salem, NY

  • Beverage options include: freshly prepared in-house agua fresca (naturally flavored water using the infusion of seasonal fruits or vegetables), New York State apple cider or chilled filtered water

Our Salad Bar Program

Guests have the option to prepare their own salad from a selection of fresh ingredients, which include:

  • A selection of two salad greens daily: Romaine, Boston, Greenleaf, Redleaf Lettuces, Baby Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Mesclun, and Watercress (On occasion, the salad greens will be substituted for a pre-made salad such as: Caesar, Cobb, Greek, Chopped, or Citrus Ginger)

  • garbanzo, kidney and black beans

  • A variety of plant and animal proteins: hard-boiled eggs, grilled chicken breast, roast turkey breast, ham, turkey, salami, roast beef, and various grilled tofus (bbq, teriyaki, buffalo)

  • A variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables: bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, corn, tomato, beets, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, cabbage, and more

  • Cheeses: cottage cheese, mozzarella, pepper jack, cheddar, muenster, American, provolone, and Swiss

  • Specialty toppings such as: croutons, olives, guacamole, pico de gallo, hummus, baba ghanoush, pita chips, and more

  • Housemade salad dressings which include: balsamic vinaigrette, apple cider vinaigrette, Chef’s Choice dressing

  • Stonyfield Organic Yogurt - 4 oz. portions, flavors vary on a daily basis

  • House-baked, nut-free granola

  • Fresh or dried fruit: watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes, honeydew, apples

  • Daily variety of composed protein salads

    • Farmhouse Chicken Salad with Lemon, Celery and Apples

    • Curried Tofu with Tomato, Red Onion, Dried Fruit and Thai Basil

    • Roasted Garbanzos with Shaved Fennel, Carrot, Mint, and Red Cabbage

    • Roasted Pear and Turkey, with Cider, Dijon, Endive, and Blue Cheese

  • Daily variety of composed vegetable salads

    • Roasted Corn with Avocado, Chili, Lime and Peppers

    • Broccoli/ Rapini with Spicy Ginger Dressing

    • Eggplant Caponata with Balsamic Reduction

    • Roasted Root Vegetables (Beets, Radishes, Carrots, Sprouts and Fall Squash)

  • Daily variety of composed whole grain/ pasta salads

    • Lemon-Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas, Basil and Mint

    • Wheat Berries with Asparagus, Spring Onion, and Shaved Radish

    • Farro with Chickpeas, Feta and Artichokes

    • Orzo with Fall Squash, Cress and Blue Cheese

Our Deli Bar Program

Guests also have the option to prepare their own sandwich from a selection of fresh components, which include:

  • fresh-baked club rolls, whole wheat bread, and rosette rolls (gluten-free breads available upon request)

  • A rotating variety of meat selections. including turkey, ham, grilled chicken, and roast beef

  • A rotating selection of egg salad or tuna salad

  • lettuce, tomato, and a variety of roasted vegetables

  • Sliced Cheeses: cheddar, Swiss, muenster and provolone

  • Fresh pickles

  • Wowbutter

  • Jelly, butter, cream cheese