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8/31/13 4:54 P

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We ate a balanced meal. Meat, veggies, and a starch. Usually a nice dessert homemade from Mom's kitchen.

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8/19/13 11:10 A

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Lunch at your house sounds like fun!! I'll have to try that wrap sometime!!

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8/19/13 10:36 A

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Today I'd say you have more chance of a reaction to the pesticides and even the wax sprayed on the fruit to make it last longer than a few years ago.
whatever the reason, It's good you figured out how to manage that problem, since you like them so much, and there is something to apples keeping the doctor away!!

Since you like the raisin idea so much, I now do wraps (xtreme wellness spinach) spread with almond butter.Then I grate an apple and put the grated apple (or pear) on the wrap. Then thinly sliced celery (from processor) and raisins. Then roll up the whole thing.

Can't beat it with a stick. Sorry. Dad's expression and they seem to pop out of me more and more lately, though he died about 15 years ago.

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8/19/13 8:34 A

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OOhhh!! Rasins on a PB & J??? Thats sounds awesome, might be dinner tonight :)

For as long as I can remember, I LOVED carrots!! I could've eaten carrots and apples every meal, every day for my whole childhood. Unfortunately, back then, carrots were pretty expensive and you couldn't just pick up a bag of baby carrots for $.89 anywhere, so they were a pretty rare treat.

My mom always said the apples made me "bounce off the walls," so they were a very rare treat as well, but she still tried to let me have one whenever she could afford it - even though I drove her nuts after I ate them. Interesting enough, just in the last 10 years or so, I've realized that I'm allergic to the skin on red apples - if I peel them, I have no problems....wonder if that was the problem when I was younger too....

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8/18/13 9:49 P

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I usually had lunch at school, the cafeteria lunch. I don't think it was very healthy, but I've always said, up until the last year that I'd do very well on institutional food in the nursing home. My favorite lunch was potato turbate. A sheet cake pan with ground beef and gravy topped with mashed potatoes, and baked. Then sliced into individual servings and plated. I believe they served it with green beans in one compartment, and applesauce in the other. I was allergic to milk and citrus. Don't think I had anything to drink.

And those corn dogs were fantastic, with baked beans. See? not very healthy.

I know i loved peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch at my aunt's house because she added raisins on top of the jelly.

I ThiNK I would have liked fruit and veggie salads. My grandmother fixed a chunk of iceberg lettuce with thouseand island dressing drizzled on top (kraft miracle whip mixed with tomato catsup.)

I would have like peanut butter and apple slices. Never crossed anyone's mind back then! At home, lunch was usually leftovers, or a sandwich made of leftovers, like a meatloaf sandwich.


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8/18/13 9:31 P

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Mom and Dad always stressed a balanced meal. Oatmeal was very common for breakfast. Bologna and cheese sandwich with an apple for lunch. Dinner was a meat, vegetable, and a starch. I remember my Dad eating something from every component, and having a symmetrical plate of one mouthful of everything left.

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8/18/13 9:10 A

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When you were 8, what healthy food did you eat for lunch?

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