What's for Lunch, Monday 11/18/2013
BRUNCH FOR LUNCH
Homemade Challah French Toast
Applegate Farms® Turkey Bacon
Salad Bar Veggie Sides
This is a very popular meal. That's why we serve it. But it's not good for you.
Join me in saying "No" to meal declared to be "cake" for lunch by our committee's nutritionist. Plus, the liberal allocation of syrup is basically HFCS. (News Flash! Next year we will replace the high fructose corn syrup with actual maple syrup! But it won't make up for the lack of any whole grains in this meal.)
Nonetheless, here are the details: You do get fresh orange slices.
The turkey bacon is by Applegate. It is nitrate-free. 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.)
Then there are the commodity potatoes processed by McCain's into tater tots -- although they are labeled "frozen pre-formed potato rounds." They have 7g of fat (one of which is saturated) and 190mg of sodium. Ingredients are: potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following oils: canola, soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, corn). Contains 2% or less of dextrose, salt, sodium acid pyrophosphate added to maintain natural color.
Raisins are domestic.
Sides from the salad bar - or better yet, have a salad as your meal today.
People do eat sandwiches and salads for lunch. French toast, not so much.