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Inca Connection

First of all, you gotta know this fun sack lunch menu doesn't have anything to do with Mexican or South-of-the-Border food ... except for the connection of the Incas with the main ingredient, peanut butter. You'll learn more about that at the end of the menu.

Start off by spreading peanut butter (or almond butter) on whole-wheat bread. Wrap up the sandwich.

Then add the following to the sack lunch:

  • Apple, whole or sliced apples (Tip: dip or wash the apple slices in lemon juice and that will help keep them from becoming discolored. Wrap the slices in a paper towel.).
  • Celery sticks.
  • A small box of raisins.
  • Graham cracker.
  • Jello pudding pack. Tr to use the low- or no-fat Jello.

The Inca connection

Did you know peanut butter was first used by the Incas as early as 950 B.C.? That was almost 3,000 years ago. The Incas grew peanuts and used them to make a paste that they spread on their food.

When someone died, the Incas buried peanuts with them as a way to aid them in the spirit world. We know this because peanuts have been discovered in ancient Inca tombs.

To learn more about the incas, go to this website: The Incredible Incas.

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