Tuesday, April 17, 2012
What's for Lunch - Wed., 4/18
BRUNCH FOR LUNCH
Homemade Challah French Toast
Applegate Turkey Bacon
Salad Bar Veggie Sides
Low-fat mozzarella stick
Salad Bar Returns today - and just in time....
It has a catchy name and it's popular - but the meal declared to be "cake" for lunch by our committee's nutritionist - basically white flour bread - isn't good for you. 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.
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 veggies on the salad bar plus applesauce with cinnamon.