Food Prepared Fresh Each Day
Our food is always 100% fresh and made from scratch on a daily basis. We use locally-grown and organic ingredients whenever possible and love supporting local growers and businesses. More importantly, we believe that eating healthy should be enjoyable. Our meals are prepared by professionally trained chefs who take great pride in preparing food that is as visually appealing as it is delicious. We offer a broad menu of inventive dishes features a range of cuisines. Our cooking is seasonal and reflects the best fresh foods available at market.
A few ingredients we use and why
These little beans are packed with health boosting nutrition and are even believed to contain healing and curative properties especially helpful in the battle against heart disease, various cancers and of less terminally dangerous health issues including menopause. Not only do these beans contain high amount of vegetable protein, but they also contain iron and fiber as well as the highly rated Omega 3 healthy fats. Everyone knows nowadays that Omega 3s, promote good health for your heart and circulatory system.
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a grain; it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy, slightly crunchy and subtly flavored. It actually cooks and tastes like a grain, making it an excellent replacement for grains that are difficult to digest. Over 5000 years ago the Incas cultivated the grain-like seed quinoa as one of their staple crops. Now science has shown that this humble "grain" is actually a superfood! Quinoa is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants AND can even help balance your blood sugar. As a result, people everywhere are discovering the benefits of quinoa, a delicious whole "grain" that is easy to digest, full of high quality protein and fiber, and can form the basis for delicious healthy meal.
Whey is an excellent protein choice for individuals of all ages who value the role of a healthy diet in helping to maintain and improve their health. Whey protein isolate, the purest form available, is unsurpassed as a source of the essential amino acids required in the daily diet. Essential amino acids are the building blocks for healthy muscles, skin, nails and other body tissue. Studies show that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can add years to your life and help prevent weight related complications, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Diet plays a key role in any weight management program and adding whey protein often helps make a positive difference. Here are some of the reasons why.
- The body requires more energy to digest protein than other foods (thermic effect) and as a result you burn more calories after a protein meal.
- Whey protein isolate is pure protein with little to no fat or carbohydrates. It is a perfect complement to any low carbohydrate or low glycemic index diet plan.
- Recent studies by Dr. Donald Layman, a professor at the University of Illinois, have highlighted the role of the essential amino acid leucine in improving body composition. High quality whey protein is rich in leucine to help preserve lean muscle tissue while promoting fat loss. Whey protein contains more leucine than milk protein, egg protein and soy protein.
- Protein helps to stabilize blood glucose levels by slowing the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This in turn reduces hunger by lowering insulin levels and making it easier for the body to burn fat.
- Whey protein contains bioactive components that help stimulate the release of two appetite-suppressing hormones: cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). In support of this, a new study found that whey protein had a greater impact on satiety than casein, the other protein in milk. Adding whey protein to a mid-day snack or beverage provides healthy energy and may help control food intake at the next meal.
Healthy Meals, Inc. fortifies every snack meal with whey protein
Most of us know that proteins are the building blocks for just about everything in our body: from enzymes and hormones to bones, muscles and skin. The average adult needs between 60 and 80 grams of protein each day — or roughly three servings — to maintain muscle mass and effectively fight disease and infection. Protein can be found in eggs, cheese and legumes (beans, peanuts, peas and soybean-derived foods); but, meat is the most complete source of protein and often the go-to source of the nutrition. To reap the ultimate health benefits from meat, it's important to think lean.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. Substituting fruits and vegetables for higher-calorie foods can be part of a weight loss strategy. We strive to buy as many ingredients locally as possible because local farmers often are organic producers who employ earth-friendly farming methods or raise free-range animals and buying locally means less fuel burned to transport food, which means less pollution.