Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Thursday, January 10, 2013

What's for Lunch - Fri., 1/11

Chili con Kasha from Sample Day at Our School

CHILI CON KASHA  (Order Entree #1)
Toppings YOUR Way
(Cheese/Sour Cream)
Cup of Soup w/1/2 Quesadilla (Order Entree #2)
Brown Rice
Carrot Crunchers with Dip
More Salad Bar Veggie Sides
Raisin Box

An Exciting Day for Lunch!

Back in November, our students had a chance to try chili con kasha on sample day. Click here for the ingredients, recipe and pictures from that event.  The vast majority of students who tried it liked it, and they can choose their own toppings.

If they go for the second entree, the soup is broccoli cheddar.  The ingredients are: Chicken Stock (Water, Chicken Base [Chicken, Salt, Rendered Chicken Fat, Dextrose, Sugar, Natural Flavoring, Roast Chicken Flavor (Rendered Chicken Fat, Flavor, Safflower Oil), Chicken Broth, Turmeric]), Broccoli, Light Cream, Water, Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Annato, Powdered Cellulose [To Prevent Caking]), Contains 2% or less of: Butter (Cream, Salt), Modified Food Starch, Wheat Flour, Carrots, Hot Pepper Sauce (Distilled Vinegar, Red Pepper, Salt) and Spice.  Plus - 850 mg of sodium and 19g of fat -- 11g of which are saturated.

The quesadilla has Monterrey Jack cheese and canned black beans served in a flour tortilla - no whole grains. The tortillas are from Tyson and contain:  Bleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Contains one or more of the following: Cottonseed Oil, Soybean Oil), Mono- and Diglycerides, Contains 2% or less of the following: Salt, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Fumaric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Dough Conditioner (Wheat Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Sorbic Acid), Preservative (Sodium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate).  Sodium is 380mg. 5g of fat (1 of which is saturated).

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

Brown rice is a whole grain but as Consumer Reports recently reported, needs to be rinsed repeatedly and boild in excess water to remove the excessive arsenic now in rice. Unfortunately, our cafeteria is not set up to take these steps.

Carrrots are fresh but not organic-  but the (full-fat) ranch dressing they are served with is,

Raisins are domestic.

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