Please note that we will try our best to accommodate any special dietary needs. Please find a list of common menu items served below so that you may make plans accordingly followed by ways we handle specific special dietary needs. Below are common menu items with Outreach360:

Breakfast

  • Gallo Pinto (rice and beans with onions and spices)
  • Fried eggs
  • Corn tortillas
  • Fried sweet plantains
  • Tomato salad (tomatoes, green peppers, onions and lemon juice)
  • Oatmeal (instant)
  • French toast (with wheat bread, eggs and milk)
  • Cereal (primarily cornflakes and we may have other kinds that come down through volunteer donations)
  • Milk
  • Pancakes (with flour, eggs and milk)
  • Scrambled eggs (with milk)
  • Scrambled eggs (with milk and corn tortilllas)
  • Scrambled eggs (with milk, tomatoes, onions and peppers)
  • Toast (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Pinol (a traditional local drink made with ground corn, cocoa, cinnamon and sugar)
  • Cornbread (from a local bakery, most kinds have dairy in them)
  • Sour cream
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Coffee
  • Fruit

Lunch

  • Rice
  • Mashed potatoes  (made with milk and margarine – speak with your Outreach360 Team Leader on site to request a portion set aside without dairy)
  • Stewed squash (with cream)
  • Red Beans
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Fried green plantain
  • Fried sweet plantain
  • Cut up fresh vegetables
  • Boiled vegetables
  • Corn tortillas
  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Homemade fresh local juice or Juice Mix(Iced Tea, Tan & Koolaid Fruit Punch – contains red food dye).

Dinner

  • Mashed potatoes (made with milk and margarine – speak with your Outreach360 Team Leader on site to request a portion set aside without dairy
  • Quesadillas (cheese & chicken with salsa)
  • Tuna
  • Spaghetti served with Prego sauce (no meat) and garlic toast
  • Corn tortillas
  • Fried eggs
  • Gallo Pinto (rice and beans with onions and spices)
  • Sour Cream
  • Fried sweet plantains
  • Tomato salad (tomatoes, green peppers, onions and lemon juice)
  • Fried green plaintains
  • Take out pizza
  • Nacatamales (ground cornmeal, rice, veggies served with or without pork)
  • Quesillo cheese
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Bread (often the wheat bread we buy does not have an ingredient list – may contain eggs and milk)
  • Crackers (made with wheat flour but no milk or eggs)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Coffee

Peanut/Nut Allergy

We do not use any nuts or peanut oil in our prepared dishes however, peanut butter is available at every meal and volunteers often bring down peanuts/nuts as a personal snack. Should you have a severe allergy and are concerned about peanut residue on our plates/cups/silverware feel free to bring down your own set that you may hand wash in our sink.

Lactose Intolerant/No dairy

You may bring your own soy or rice milk.  You will not be able to find this for purchase in Jinotega.  You may label this and store it in our fridge. We suggest you bring some instant dairy free cereals since a lot of our breakfast foods contain dairy. We can have hot water made available for you. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader. We can save a lunch portion with rice for you on nights that there will be dairy in the main supper dish (Quesillo cheese etc.). – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader. We can prepare a mashed potato portion for you without dairy. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

Wheat/Gluten allergy

We suggest you bring your own instant wheat/gluten free cereals – we can have hot water made available for you. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.
The local tortilla is made with corn (no wheat).  We can have this made available for you as a bread alternative. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.
We can save a lunch portion with rice for you on nights that there will be wheat in the main supper dish (spaghetti etc.). – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

Hypoglycemia

We serve three meals a day and crackers are provided through the day/night. We recommend you bring some suitable snacks to have throughout the day.

Egg Allergy

Since many of our foods may contain eggs, it is important to bring supplementary food such as instant breakfast cereal. We can have hot water made available for you.
We can save a lunch portion with rice for you on nights that there will be eggs in the main supper dish (spaghetti etc.). – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.
The local tortilla is made with corn (no wheat).  We can have this made available to you as a bread alternative. – Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

Vegan Diets:

Vegans will find options in our meal buffets since we serve a lot of fruits, vegetables, rice, and beans.  Since many of our foods may contain eggs or dairy, it is important to bring supplementary food with you such as instant breakfast cereal and snacks.  You may also want to bring some protein alternatives.  We can have soy milk and hot water made available for you.

We can make rice, beans and corn tortillas available to you at meals that don’t have sufficient vegan options.  Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.

We serve homemade corn tortillas made without eggs/dairy and they can be made available to you as a bread/cracker alternative.  Coordinate on-site upon arrival with your Outreach360 Team Leader.