One ingredient restaurants highly rely on is cooking oil because it’s used in preparing a variety of foods.
The most recent cooking oil on the block, high oleic (o-lay-ik) sunflower oil. It’s growing in popularity among restaurants locally and nationally who are committed to sourcing quality ingredients that you can feel good about eating. The reason for it’s popularity, high oleic sunflower oil has nutritional benefits for the health-conscious customer, it’s neutral in flavor and has a long shelf life.
Aiming to emphasize the two things we’ve been told to pay more attention to: calories and serving size.
When it comes to eating well, anything and everything in the produce department fits into a healthy diet. But when it comes to packaged foods, like yogurt or cereal, the healthiest choice amongst the many brands isn’t quite as clear. How do you decide which is the most nutritious choice for your family? Deciphering the familiar black and white Nutrition Facts labels found on the back of food packages can be overwhelming and a bit confusing. However, choosing healthier foods in the grocery aisle may soon be a lot easier.
This ancient grain has gained popularity amongst modern meals, but what exactly is quinoa? And what’s so special about it when it comes to health?
Although it’s classified as a grain, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is technically not a grain at all; it’s actually what is called a “pseudo-cereal”—a name for foods that are prepared and consumed as grains, but botanically are neither grains nor grasses. Harvested from three to nine foot tall magenta stalks, quinoa is natively grown high in the Andes of South America and just recently grown in high-altitude areas near the Rockies.
As juice cleanses gain in popularity among celebrities and brides-to-be, it’s time to take a closer look at the myths and facts around juice cleanses.
A juice cleanse or fast is a diet where a person limits their consumption to only fresh fruit and vegetable juice, water, and the occasional nut-milk for a week or more. I’m not talking about the orange juice you find in your local grocery store, a cleanse focuses on freshly-made, unpasteurized juice that’s made at home with a juicer or bought from a manufacturer of juice cleanse products.