Fall and Winter Menu Fueled by Powerful, but Unassuming Foods
GMM Menu Packed with Healthy and
Flavorful Health Benefits
The next time you’re enjoying our delicious sweet potato ravioli or creamy sweet potato soup, we doubt that you’ll be thinking about the health benefits of the good ‘ol sweet potato. But did you know that sweet potatoes are naturally low in fat and calories? Or that they’re packed with disease fighting nutrients, beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin C, and health-promoting minerals such as potassium and manganese?
So, what are the actual health benefits? Well, the beta-carotene you consume is converted into vitamin A, which promotes healthy vision. The Carotenoid properties of sweet potatoes also boost immunity and lessen the risk of heart disease!
Of course, that’s not an excuse to gorge yourself with sweet potato pie, even though it’s certainly a healthier option than many other holiday desserts. Just remember – everything in moderation!
Another new power-packed menu item on our fall and winter menu is our cinnamon and peach steel-cut oatmeal with walnuts – a breakfast superfood that is sure to get your day off to a flying start.
Steel-cut oats are a great source of soluble fiber, and oats have been proven to help lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL), boost “good” cholesterol (HDL), help maintain a healthy circulatory system and help prevent heart disease! And as if these heart-healthy benefits are not enough, oats provide you with a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including manganese, selenium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus.
Walnuts are high in essential omega-3 fatty acid, which has potential cardiovascular benefits, promotes better cognitive function, and also provides anti-inflammatory properties helpful in the control of asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. But wait…there’s more! The powerful antioxidant ellagic acid, which supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties, is also naturally occurring in walnuts.
What about cinnamon? Aside from the wonderful flavor it adds to the dish, cinnamon has an anticoagulant compound (cinnamaldehyde) that may help protect against stroke! Cinnamon also functions as an “anti-microbial” food, and has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida.
As Mom always said, “Now eat your oatmeal…it’s good for you!”
We love to share the health-promoting properties of all the foods we serve, since our goal is for you to be as engaged as possible in your own health and wellness. Of course, Good Measure Meals helps take the guesswork out of planning healthy meals!