What's for Lunch, Wednesday 9/25/2013
At least there's a choice. Say "No" to meal declared to be "cake" for lunch by our committee's nutritionist - basically white flour bread. 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 egg and cheese wrap is a better choice, but hte sides are problematic.
The potatoes are from McCains. The ingredients are: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (contains one or more of the following: Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Corn Oil), Corn Starch - Modified, Dehydrated Garlic, Spices, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Rosemary, Dehydrated Red Bell Pepper, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Paprika, Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate Added to Preserve Natural Color. Note that the autolyzed yeast extract is potentially similar to MSG. They have 3.5g of fat and 160mg of sodium.
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.