Tuesday, December 20, 2011
What's for Lunch - Wed., 12/21
BRUNCH FOR LUNCH
Homemade Challah French Toast w/Orange Rounds
Applegate Turkey Bacon
Say "No" to meal declared to be "cake" for lunch by our committee's nutritionist - basically white flour bread. The syrup is basically HFCS. They are looking for an affordable maple syrup but do not have one yet - but they will be limiting the serving size this year in the meantime. Actual lunch from our schools above. This meal has a lot of sugar, simple carbohydrates -- no whole grains.
There are alternatives - check out this one, for example.
The turkey bacon is by Applegate. 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.) They promote it as nitrate-free but this NYT article indicates otherwise - and cites the company saying their products have the same level (naturally) of cancer-causing nitrates as conventional brands. Read more about nitrates here.
On the upside, there are fresh orange slices and carrots plus applesauce with cinnamon.