Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What's for Lunch - Wed., 1/12

Homemade Challah French
Toast w/Orange Rounds
Applegate Turkey Bacon
Cinnamon Applesauce

It's hard to recommend what our committee's nutritionist has called "cake for lunch" but it is popular. At least it comes with fresh fruit plus govt commodity applesauce.

At Sea Cliff, the french toast last month was served with a large portion of syrup. Clearly, the school lunch program cannot afford real maple syrup, and pretty much all artificial syrups are made with high fructose corn syrup - which we have talked about extensively here.  Our school has made great strides in getting HFCS out of a lot of foods but it is in this one.

The turkey bacon is by Applegate. It is nitrate-free. Here are the ingredients: Turkey (Turkey Used Never Administered Antibiotics, Growth Promotants or Animal By-products), Water, Sea Salt, Maple Sugar, Celery Juice, Onion Powder, Spices, Lactic Acid Starter Culture (not From Milk.)

It might be a good day to try the Alternate Entree for January.

This week's soup: Tomato and Rice

The alternate entree for January is a 1/2 wrap with the soup and sides. The wrap changes each day. Wednesdays are fresh breaded chicken cutlet. All wraps have romaine lettuce and a white flour tortilla.  We make these chicken cutlets ourselves -- marinated in yogurt, spices, panko and corn meal.