The menu reads as follows: Baked Chicken Wings, White Rice, Fresh Broccoli, Warm Apple Slices
What they got: Baked chicken wings, brown rice, fresh broccoli, warm apple slices and Milk.
My child: "Look Mom, real chicken!!"
Me: "Yes! Can you believe it!?"
I now believe it, because I saw it! Real baked chicken wings, and it was awesome to see the kids eating it off the bone. One kid told me how he had never seen chicken wings before and then proceeded to scoff them down! :)
I've also noticed that brown rice is a favorite for many kids. All in all I think this meal is well-balanced, looks appealing and contains essential nutrition- minus the saturated fats and sodium. It seems that the simpler the meals, the more wholesome, the more likely the kids are going to eat them. Maybe that should be the theme for school lunches: Simple, wholesome and of course unprocessed!