Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Lunch Program

Cascades Academy offers hot lunch and milk for purchase five days per week. Sign-up and online payment (new this year) occurs three times a year: in August for September-December, in December for January-March, and in March for April-June.

We are proud to offer meals that incorporate many organic fruits and vegetables, high quality proteins, and whole grains. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available every day. Seasonal, organic fruit served daily is sourced from area retailers and we strive to find the most local or closest suppliers of our produce.

For questions regarding the lunch program, please contact Bernadette Shilliam.

Daily Offering: Fruit and Veggie Salad Bar

We are pleased to offer a fruit and veggie salad bar including a variety of favorite organic vegetables, salad greens, hummus, cottage cheese, beans, hard boiled eggs, and a daily fruit or two! Dressings are freshly made each week by Laughing Planet and include a choice of Avocado Lime Vinaigrette (v/gf/df), Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette (v/gf/df), Ranch made with greek yogurt, or balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Students can take advantage of the fruit/veggie bar in one of two ways:

  • A visit to the fruit/veggie bar is included with every daily hot lunch offering Monday-Friday. It is included in the price of the meal.
  • Students can choose "Salad Bar Only" as on option Tuesday-Friday to create their own entree-size salad.

Taco Salad Monday from Laughing Planet

Return of a favorite

  • Start with organic shredded romaine
  • Add grilled zucchini, onions, red and green bell peppers and black beans
  • Choice of Draper Valley chicken or vegetables only
  • Top it with your choice of fresh-made pico de gallo, sour cream, house guacamole and shredded Tillamook jack cheese
  • Cholula hot sauce offered on the side
  • Fresh fruit
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free option

Pizza Tuesday from Pizza Mondo

Please note: slices are the standard Pizza Mondo size - an 18" pizza is sliced into 8 pieces; last year each slice was 1/12 of an 18" pizza. Please keep this in mind while ordering.

  • Choice of 1 or 2 standard slices of Pizza Mondo pizza:
  • Trip through the veggie/fruit bar
  • Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free option

Pasta Wednesday from Laughing Planet

Sauces custom made by school favorite, Laughing Planet.

  • Choice of Whole Grain Penne Pasta or Brown Rice Pasta (Gluten-free, egg-free). Two portion sizes available:
    • Small = 5 ounces ( recommended for smaller appetites)
    • Large = 10 ounces (similar to a dinner portion)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • House-made marinara and alfredo sauces created for Cascades Academy each week. No need to choose one sauce for the whole term, change it up from week to week as you'd like.
  • Trip through the veggie/fruit bar
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Option

Burrito Thursday from Laughing Planet

Choose from 1, 2 or 3 mini (4") burritos:

  • Choice of:
    • Black beans, brown rice, and monterey jack cheese
    • Shredded, naturally raised pork with black beans, brown rice, and monterey jack cheese
  • Sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole on the side
  • Trip thought the veggie/fruit bar
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free option (Be sure to check "no cheese" on order form)

Quesadilla Friday from Taco Del Mar

  • 4 or 6 piece cheese quesadilla
  • Sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole on the side
  • Trip through the veggie/fruit bar
  • Vegetarian option

Milk from Eberhard's Dairy

  • 2%, local Eberhard's milk
  • rBST/rBGH free