Category Archives: Lunch

9 School Lunches From Around the World

What do schoolchildren in other countries eat for lunch?

To raise awareness about the importance of school lunch menus, US restaurant chain Sweetgreen released a series of photographs that compare what children around the world are eating for lunch.

Did you know that on a typical day, 32 million children in the U.S. eat cafeteria food? Or that most of these students consume over half of their daily calories at school? School cafeterias are one of the biggest areas of opportunity that exist in the battle against childhood obesity. Recently there has been discussion about what constitutes a quality lunch, so we took a look at some typical school meals around the world, and how our own country stacks up.

School Lunches Around the World

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39 Healthy and Delicious Avocado Recipes

Why do we love these magical green fruits so much? First off, they’re clearly delicious. But they’re healthy, too! Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat (which can improve cholesterol levels, decrease risk of heart disease, and benefit brain activity), vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), and vitamin B6 (promotes healthy skin and serves as a back-up fuel). Plus, they’re just darn delicious. And while avocados are a great addition to just about any healthy recipe, just remember not to overdo it — this fruit can be fairly high in calories for those watching their intake.

39 unexpected avocado recipes

39 unexpected avocado recipes

Here are 39 of our favorite delicious, at least semi-healthy avocado recipes. Try one of them today!

BREAKFAST

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please! A whole-wheat Naan bread or other flatbread makes a great hearty base for a breakfast pizza. Top with avocado mash and an egg cooked any style. Throw on some extra veggies (we like arugula and tomato) for even more flavor and nutrients.

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza recipe by The Kitchn

Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza recipe by The Kitchn

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The 8 Fattiest Foods in American Chain Restaurants

The Center for Science in the Public Interest conducted their annual “XTreme Eating Awards,” crowning the most calorie-laden, artery-clogging foods from all around the US. Dishonorees include a butter-soaked grilled cheese stuffed with deep fried mozzarella sticks and burgers topped with fattened pork bellies and a fried egg.

 

 

 

8) IHOP’s Monster Bacon n’ Beef Burger

8) IHOP’s Monster Bacon n’ Beef Burger photo

1250 cal., 42g sat fat, 1590 mg sodium

Bacon is blended directly into the meat in this monster double burger from IHOP.  Though it has the lowest individual caloric intake of the dishes on this list, it boasts 2 days worth of saturated fats and a whole day’s worth of sodium.  With the side of seasoned fries, this meal will put you at 1550 calories.

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Pizza a la Provenzal {Inspired Lunch}

Pizza with Cheese, Portobello Mushrooms, Garlic and Parsley

“I’m craving for pizza” I told J. on Saturday. I had just finished talking with my Mother on the phone ‘mostly’ about my Grandmother’s cooking and her passion for garlic and parsley! Yes, it was time for something “a la provenzal” {something with garlic and lots of fresh parsley}–I’m anxious already, he said. 

{me too}

After picking up some parsley from the garden , I started kneading, chopping… and finally the aromas of fresh baked pizza dough began to fill our house. And here is the picture that I’ve taken while J. was finishing setting the table. 

I leave you with this pizza  a la provenzal recipe. I will be back soon. 

I hope you’re enjoying this week!

Pizza a la ‘Provenzal‘ {Cheese + Portobello Mushrooms + Garlic + Parsley}
This Pizza does not need pizza sauce. The idea is to taste the flavors of cheese, mushrooms, garlic and parsley.

Dough:
2 1/2 C. all- purpose flour / plain flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Instant dry yeast
1 C. warm water
2 tsp. olive oil
2 C. Cheese { any cheese you like}{ I used, mozzarella, parmesan and blue cheese}
1/2 medium yellow onion, finely sliced


Provenzal Mushrooms:
250 g Portobello Mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
1 1/2 C. Parsley chopped
1/4 C. olive oil + about 1 Tbsp. butter
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste {optional}

Preparation: 
Dough
In a bowl add flour and salt. Set aside. Take a measuring cup and add yeast, warm water and  sugar–Mix well and cover with a plate.Wait (about 15 minutes) for bubbles to appear in the yeast.Add yeast mixture to the flour plus the oil. Mix together all the ingredients using a wooden spoon to form the dough.Now using
your hands work the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.Add a little flour while kneading.
Cover and set in warm part of the kitchen-let the dough rest for 30
minutes. 


* Preheat oven at 180C / 355F 15 minutes before baking the pizza.


When ready, just punch down the dough over a floured surface and shape into a circle.

Transfer the dough into lightly floured baking tray. Brush the dough with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with the cheese and onion slices. Bake for 15 minutes. 

Mushrooms a la Provenzal:
In the meantime, heat up a frying pan, add olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic for a couple of seconds until the garlicky aroma develops.Add mushrooms and sautee for a couple of minutes, add butter, salt and pepper.Cook mushrooms until soft, turn off. And add fresh parsley. 

Remove pizza from the oven add the mushrooms a la provenzal. Garnish with some parsley leaves.Serve immediately.

Source: Al Dente Gourmet