Someone is doing a good job in Los Angeles. The nation’s second largest school district, feeding over half a million children daily, has been slowly improving the nutrition profile of its lunches over the last few years. For example, this year the only milk offered is plain. No more uber-sweetened chocolateor strawberry flavors.
And for the past few weeks, Mondays have been exclusively dedicated to vegetarian fare. Not to diss meat or fish, but in our American culture there is less of an appreciation for food that does not include a flesh component to it. Getting young children to vegetarian dishes based on legumes sounds like a great way to open their minds to healthy and tasty options for the long run.
Do you practice a “meatless” Monday, or other day of the week? What are your favorite meatless dishes?