kale christmas tree salad

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Valentine's Day, pink lemonade, cranberries, recipes | 0 comments

5537303058_2a6f3fb11c_zCan you imagine a christmas tree made out of kale? Now that would be the trendiest tree in town :)

We are making a festive kale salad to celebrate the holiday season in our cooking classes.

Our chefs are mixing together the best ingredients of the season: kale, pomegranates, and apples to make this delightful combination come to life and inspire smiles and good health during this celebratory time of year.

Cheers to health and happiness this holiday season to all of our readers!

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves 8


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 pomegranates, seeds removed
  • 2 apples
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 T lemon juice
  • ⅔ c olive oil
  • Honey to taste


Tear kale leaves from stems, and chop into small pieces, add to a large salad bowl. Cut the apples into small pieces, remove pomegranate seeds from the fruit. Set aside.

Create the dressing, whisking ingredients together. Pour over salad and massage well.

Place kale on a plate, and garnish your salad with pomegranate seeds and apple pieces for ornaments, and cheese for snow.

Happy holidays!

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Employee Spotlight – Jermaul

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Food for thought, healthy food, lunch time, news and happenings, nutrition, school food | 0 comments

IMG_1133This week we begin a feature where we put the spotlight on a Butter Beans employee who is critical to everything we do but doesn’t get outward attention.

First up, ace delivery man Jermaul. Jermaul plays an essential role in getting our food fresh and on time to the schools. Jermaul has been with Butter Beans for two years and he quickly has become our “do everything” man, keeping the operation of getting food to nine schools under control, on time, and running smoothly.

Jermaul grew up in St. Louis before moving out to New York to join his brother in Brooklyn. Jermaul likes that Butter Beans uses all natural foods and feels invested in the mission. As a father himself, he knows the importance of kids eating healthy foods at lunch. Outside of his job at Butter Beans, ball is life – Jermaul is a sports fanatic who is always ready to tell you about the night’s big match-up.

We can’t imagine how Butter Beans would run without Jermaul!

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