Each year, March is recognized as National Nutrition Month. Throughout the month, experts from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics aim to raise awareness of the benefits of eating right, bringing us up to speed on everything ranging from food trends, the “it” vegetable, how to make the most of what’s in season, and how certain foods can help combat common illnesses and ailments and so much more.
At Webster Apartments, we know the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and provide unique weekly menus that consist of meals that are just that – healthy, balanced and well portioned. We believe that keeping our residents informed is key to our mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle both in and out of the Dining Room and provide you with tools to help you succeed!
Webster takes pride in preparing fresh, seasonal vegetables steamed, not doused in salt or butter, as well as grilled chicken and fish prepared without added fats but still packed with flavor (because food is supposed to taste good, right?)! When you’re filling your plate at the food service line, take note of the scrolling nutritional content sign for each meal selection, and make healthier choices at the salad bar by referencing the different colored serving utensil handles that support healthy choices.
While we strive to make it easier to make healthy choices while in the Dining Room, we realize NYC is a never-ending, ever-changing smorgasbord of great food. So next time you’re browsing a menu or the aisles of your grocery store, keep an eye out for these top food trends of 2015 to make healthy and delicious choices:
- Banana everything
- Fancy, pink salts: Pink Himalayan sea salt is packed with minerals (84 to be exact)
- Flavored Popcorn: Popcorn gone savory – how good does Pecan and Caramel Southern Surprise sound?
- Korean Hot Sauce: Move over, Sriracha! Korean chili pastes are making their way to the sauce-scene.
- Brussels Sprouts: Are EVERYWHERE. Kale chips have been challenged by cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and more in the form of chips and “bytes” that still hold the same nutritional benefits as the raw kind.
If you have some additional healthy meal options you’d love to see on the menu, place it our suggestion box and we’ll try to get it on there!
See you in the Dining Room!