Superfoods to the Rescue
If you’re facing a busy fall after a summer of guilty pleasures, we’re here to help you get back on track with your healthy goals. Our kitchen reopens today with fresh new recipes and motivation to get you excited about clean eating again.
Today we debut a fall menu where you’ll find your all-time favourites, such as Lasagne alla Bolognese and Golden Cod. You’ll also discover some new creations which feature superfoods, ingredients known for being nutritional powerhouses. And in our hands, these foods are also known for being delicious.
Once used just to decorate salad bars, kale is now stealing the show. It’s one of the most nutritious plant foods under the sun, packed with antioxidants to promote healthy vision and vitamin C to promote skin elasticity and firmness. Add raw kale to your mixed greens, bake kale leaves into chips for an addictive snack, or steam kale for an easy green accompaniment to your dinner. You’ll find it on our menu in the popular Kale Salad with Fresh Crab and Avocado Dressing.
Speaking of avocados ... this nutritious fruit is fat in a good way. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals. Studies have linked eating avocados to reduced inflammation and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Thanks to their high fibre content, avocados improve digestion and are very satiating, helping you feel full longer. Look for them in our new Salmon with Broccoli and Avocado Cream (and get three superfoods in one dish!).
- Goji Berries
While new to us in the West, goji berries have been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years in Tibet and China. Not only do gojis contain a pigment that helps protect skin from free-radical damage, they may help keep us mentally alert in addition to looking good. A study found that eating gojis can generate feelings of well-being and increase brain activity. Add gojis to your favourite trail mix to boost energy and performance. And enjoy them as a topping on our vegan Prashatn Lentil Stew.
- Alfalfa Sprouts
The process of sprouting releases an abundance of healthy enzymes, and the little green shoots themselves are high in vitamins and minerals, making them a perfect garnish for your meal. Alfalfa has been shown to aid digestion, flush out toxins, and build healthy strands of hair. Look for these and other sprouts to make appearances in our upcoming menu specials, and feel free to pile them on any dish you make this fall