Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sunday, June 3, 2012

What's for Lunch - Mon. 6/4

Applegate Hotdog
Whole Wheat Bun
Homemade Red Smashed Potatoes
Cucumbers with Dip
Warm Apple Crisp

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.

I do not know how they make the potatoes.

Cucumbers are fresh with an organic, full-fat ranch dressing as the dip.  Apple crisp is a dessert.

I could try the new alternate entree for June:
Hummus with Toasted Pita Strips
Mozzarella Stick
Black Olives
Pears in Fruit Juice

Cheese is part-skim.. Pears are canned. Pita is not whole grain.

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