By Ed Bruske
aka The Slow Cook
According to the Chartwells
menu website, this meal consisted of baked barbecue chicken with a whole wheat roll, a salad of romaine lettuce and local tomatoes, "herb-roasted" potato wedges with shredded carrot, and locally grown watermelon.
Well, the roll has turned into a bun, the tomatoes are missing from the salad and replacing the watermelon appears to be a peach.
This isn't particularly surprising. Sometimes the cafeteria may not have exactly what's posted on the menu on-line and substitutes something else. But here you have a case of bread and potato together, and double-whammy of starch that's sure to get kids' insulin pumping. Insulin is the body's fat storage hormone. But USDA regulations require grain servings, and potatoes qualify as a vegetable.
Adding grated carrots to roasted potatoes (no doubt re-heated from frozen) is an interesting concept. The kids definitely like the chicken.
Did you hear? Free drinking water is the law now in CA schools:ReplyDelete
What is that BBQ sauce made from?ReplyDelete