Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Monday, December 17, 2012

What's for Lunch - Tues., 12/18

Previous Year's Chicken Burrito - Not Currently Served with Chips
BURRITO (Order Entree #1)
Brown Rice, Black Beans & Southwest-Style Chicken
Rolled in Whole Wheat Tortilla
Rice & Black Bean Taco Tub (Order Entree #2)
Celery Sticks ~ Fresh Apple

The brown rice is a whole grain but as previously discussed cannot be cooked in a way that minimizes the arsenic content.

The black beans are canned and the ingredients are "BLACK BEANS, WATER, SALT, AND CALCIUM CHLORIDE" with 140mg of sodium.

 The southwest-style chicken is a processed USDA commodity food from Tyson and described as "fully cooked boneless skinless chicken dark meat chicken fajita strips -smoke flavor added." Here are the ingredients: "Chicken dark meat, water, seasoning [salt, spices, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated onion, sugar, chili powder (chili pepper, cumin, oregano, salt, garlic powder), lemon juice powder (corn syrup solids, lemon juice, lemon oil), modified corn starch, natural mesquite smoke flavor (maltodextrin, natural smoke flavor), natural flavor (from partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil)], modified food starch and sodium phosphates."  The "partially hydrogenated" oil is a source of trans fat.  Chicken has 7g of fat (2 of which are saturated) and 490 mg of sodium.

I do not have the details on the whole wheat tortilla.

Cheese is Monterrey Jack and the Green Mountain salsa is organic.

Read more about farm animals raised by industrial giants like Tyson,  antibiotics and hormones

The "taco tubs" come from Smokewood Foods. The ingredients are described just as "enriched masa flour" and they look like a big rectangular corn chip. They have 5g of fat and no sodium. So you can skip the chicken and go with the tub.

Fresh celery and apple.

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