Eat A Rainbow!
With all the, low-carb, no carb, weight watcher, protein power, paleo, Atkins jenny, or the one where you can only eat wild pacific salmon while wearing a dark green t-shirt on Tuesdays, diets out there its nice to know that there is food out there that does not taste like cardboard, and is good for you.
A vast array of colors in your food in the form fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats (grown & prepared the right way) offers an bountiful variety of different vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols to keep your body healthy and working at 100% capacity.
The hot bar here at the healthy living cafe will allow you to assemble your own meal, and allow you to make it appropriate for any diet you happen to be on or off. We will always offer a lean meat option usually in the form of all natural chicken prepared several ways. We consistently have fresh vegetables of all varieties prepared very simply as to let the natural flavor shine. A vegan dish is always an option, including all necessary nutrients in the form of plant based foods, as well as various forms of roasted tofu glazed in a number of different marinades. Two forms of starch are located at the end of the bar, consisting of a grain pilaf ( high in fiber, and flavor) and a potato based dish. In addition to these wonders of food imagination, we also leave two spaces for our chefs to “play” with. This consists of a range of dishes from classic chicken parmesan (baked, not fried), vegetable risotto’s, different types of macaroni & cheese, broccoli casserole, and many other dishes that spring up based on the wonderful produce, meats, cheeses, and food items we get in to the store.
Through the use of different blends of herbs and spices we strive to bring you the most colorful and vibrant foods packed with tons of flavor. It is important to get a good variety of colors into your diet to ensure you are getting all the essential vitamins and minerals that food has to offer. Variety is the spice of life and after all who wants to be stuck eating the same dull grey foods everyday? Strict diets are okay if that is what works for you, but what it really comes down to is:
1. Balance – Balance the different types of foods you eat ( Proteins, Fats, Carbohydrates).
2. Variety – Eat a rainbow! different foods have different nutrients, all essential to a healthy life.
3. Moderation – Ice cream is okay, eating a whole gallon in one sitting is not.
Hopefully we at healthy living can assist you with your particular diets, or expand your food eating profile by offering you a large variety of foods.
So get out there! Be adventurous! Try new things! Eat a Rainbow!