We strive to make every dish we serve include as many health benefits as possible. One key way we do this is to use fresh leafy greens. Ask anyone savvy about nutrition and they will tell you that green vegetables are a key to optimal health. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, all of which benefit your body. Take a look at these five tasty green foods we use to prepare our meals:
1. Pesto: Pesto is so tasty that it is hard to think of it as a ″green″ food. However, fresh basil is packed with Vitamin E, fiber, and vital minerals, including Magnesium. Many people are Magnesium deficient, and it is dearly needed to help protect our bones. When you then consider the Omega 3s in the olive oil and the immune-boosting properties of garlic, this tasty sauce quickly becomes a vital part of a healthy diet.
2. Spinach and Broccoli: One of our upcoming menus includes a spinach salad at lunch and broccoli with beef for dinner. Spinach is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is a great source of vitamins B2, A, C, K as well as minerals such as magnesium and iron. Broccoli is another food packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
3. Swiss Chard: Not only is this vegetable beautiful, it is also packed with nutrients. We bet you never heard of betalains. They are what give chard its beautiful red stalk. Well, now you have heard of them, we’ll have you know that these are phytonutrients that you’ll also find in beets. Betalains provide detox support and are anti-inflammatory.
4. Salad: Our meals often come with a side salad, or you might substitute a salad for a main course in some cases. We use the freshest lettuces and greens for your salad. You’ll be happy to know that your food will be sourced from local farms right here in the Pacific Northwest!
It may be hard for some of us to consider eating greens for breakfast, but consider if we ″hide″ your greens inside a delicious scramble! We might add chard, kale, or even broccoli to our veggie scrambles. Our gourmet meal team will make sure that your morning eggs are packed with nutritional goodness. There’s no better way to start a day than with healthy protein from local eggs and a mix of your favorite locally grown veggies.