As part of my dietetic internship, I had to create a theme meal at a school. I chose a high school in South Haven, MI to create my meal.
I got to know what the kids liked to eat on a normal day at school and decided to make a Mexican Salad bar based on their choices. They liked foods that were typical kid foods: pizzza, tacos, nachos, hot pretzels, etc. I wanted to teach them that they could have the Mexican style foods without it being so unhealthy.
-Reduced fat sour cream
-Reduced fat taco meat
-50% reduced fat cheddar cheese (NO nacho cheese!)
-Also, we added flavorful toppings to make up for the fact that the food was reduced fat: red pepper slices, black olives, banana peppers, tomatoes, salsa, etc.
The kids really enjoyed the salad bar and could not tell that the food was healthier than normal
I had a great time helping serve this meal and to see how happy the kids were with my meal!