Wednesday, April 25, 2012
What's for Lunch - Thurs., 4/26
Whole Wheat Bun
SAMPLE DAY’S QUINOA SALAD
Salad Bar Veggie Sides
The hot dogs are from Applegate Farms - so they are far better than many hot dogs but are hot dogs nonetheless. The ingredients are just: beef, water, sea salt, less than 2% of the following: celery juice, sodium lactate (from beets), lactic acid starter culture (not from milk), onion powder, spices, garlic powder, paprika. They have 6g of fat(2.5g saturated) and 380 mg of sodium. They are dairy-, casein- and gluten-free. They promote it as nitrate-free but this NYT article indicates the nitrate issue is tricky - and cites the company saying their bacon has the same level (naturally) of cancer-causing nitrates as conventional brands. You may also not want your kids growing up thinking hot dogs are a good lunch given the potential link between processed meats and cancer. The bun is whole wheat.
You could choose the salad bar as an entree or there is also a tuna wrap.
Try the quinoa - the kids loved it on sample day and you can check out the recipe here
The raisins are from Mr. Nature and when I emailed him he said they were domestic.