Seriously though, the pizza is bland. In the Spring I thought that eating this much pizza at school would spoil it forever for me. But my taste buds rebounded and I did have pizza over the summer and it was ok. It has to have basil on it though or I’m out.
The “bunny-luv” carrots!? Cute. It made me smile. I don’t remember having that packaging last year. The carrots are definitely a favorite of mine. Unfortunately one of you kind readers had to spoil them for me. Cliff notes: baby carrots are cut and processed from big carrots and the peel is where the nutrition is (who knew?)…also they are rinsed in chlorine, which is probably ok since I swam in chlorinated pools this summer with my toddler. Course I usually didn’t lick myself after my chlorinated bath… Anyway, down they went!
And I drank the fruit cup. I don’t even bother eating the fruit when the best part is drinking the “juice.” Bottoms up!
Yesterday I commented that I hadn’t had a quesadilla before and that was in reference to school lunch. I hadn’t eaten one at school before. Certainly I have eaten a quesadilla. In celebration of my successful completion of the first half of the project, I went out and bought myself a real Mexican taco lunch. I love to eat.
Commenting on the quesadilla post one of you kind readers invited me to Texas for a real quesadilla and you’re on! I have never set foot in Texas (unless you count the Dallas airport for a layover). If I have occasion to visit, then we’ll have a real quesadilla lunch together. Homemade tortillas sound like something my soul needs right about now.
(A lunch lady commented on the quesadilla post too and it was very insightful… I love lunch ladies — they tell it like it is!)
Although my health report from June was actually pretty good after eating school lunch for six months (sugar went up but cholesterol went down), I did see an allergist in June because I was having some trouble breathing. I chatted with the doctor about my symptoms: every time I was getting sick, it was going to my lungs and sometimes I felt like I had trouble breathing. Allergy testing revealed a pretty severe dust allergy.
At the time of my appointment I was actually sick and so they did some breathing tests and had me take some puffs from an inhaler. I could physically feel the difference in my chest as everything opened up. The doctor prescribed a rescue inhaler. I felt ambiguious about taking it, but I filled the prescription.
My sister has had mild asthma since childhood. I never had trouble breathing until this year. So I have a little family history, but I couldn’t help but wonder, “Are school lunches making it hard for me to breathe? Is there a connection between processed foods and asthma?” Using Dr. Google, I found three small articles. They say that salt is bad for asthmatics. That is one aspect of school lunch not regulated by the USDA. What do you think? I’m probably overreacting.
I’m sick already this week. Last night I had to open up the medicine cabinet and find that inhaler. So I used it for the first time yesterday and then this morning too. I hope I get over this quickly!