What's for Lunch -  Monday October 28, 2013

Brunch For Lunch
Cinnamon Challah French Toast & Applegate® Turkey Bacon
Scrambled Egg & Cheese Wrap
Baked Potato "Puffs"
Cinnamon Apple Sauce

The Challah bread is a white flour bread. The syrup is HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). They are looking for an affordable maple syrup but have not found one yet. In the meantime, they will be limiting the serving size. This meal has A LOT of sugar, simple carbohydrates -- no whole grains so choose wisely. It's one of our most popular lunches - not surprisingly.
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.
I do not know if the wrap used for the egg and cheese is whole grain. But they do use real eggs. 
"Puffs" are commodity potatoes processed by McCain's into tater tots -- although they are labeled "frozen pre-formed potato rounds." They are flash-fried before they get to the frozen part. 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

This is not our best lunch choice......

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