Tuesday, November 20, 2012
What's for Lunch - Wed., 11/21
Cup of Soup
Whole Wheat Bun
Sweet Corn Cobbettes
Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie (Fat-Free Yogurt)
NO SALAD BAR TODAY
The menu indicates the soups are vegetarian but the broccoli and cheese soup at least does contain chicken stock and rendered chicken fat.
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.
The corn is frozen.
The smoothie will be made with plain yogurt to which we add honey plus 1% milk and strawberries. The food service department says the strawberries are fresh -- we previously used frozen and have asked about the country of origin (Frozen Chinese strawberries sickened thousands of German school children earlier this year). Our fresh strawberries are from California.
No salad bar lunch due to the upcoming holiday.