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Healthy GMM Menu Ingredients that are Easier to Enjoy than Pronounce

It’s Time to get Started on the GMM Healthy Exotic Foods Dictionary!

If you’re anything like me, you grew up with simple foods like hot dogs, meatloaf, oatmeal and Wonder Bread. The most exotic thing on our table was the occasional rutabaga. But today there is a growing number of unique, tasty (and quite healthy) foods that are not only gaining in popularity, but finding their way into our Good Measure Meals’ menus.

Quinoa? Before I started in Customer Service at GMM, I had no idea what it was…much less how to spell or pronounce it. Same for kamut and farro.

So it dawned on me that perhaps I should start to put together a little cheat-sheet of sorts — a GMM Dictionary of Healthy Exotic Foods, if you will. And that’s exactly what I did — starting, of course, with quinoa, kamut and farro…in addition to Anasazi beans, bok choy, couscous and edamame.

Quinoa

Quinoa – Pronounced “keen-wah”, people often think of it as a grain, but it’s a seed grown high in the Andes Mountains of South America. Cholesterol-free and low in fat, quinoa is a terrific source of protein and rich in calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc. Read More

Kamut

Kamut – Pronounced “kah-MOOT”, kamut is an ancient grain that is two times larger than modern-day wheat, and is known for its rich nutty flavor. High is protein and a great source of soluble fiber, it is also rich in selenium, zinc and magnesium. Read More

Farro

Farro – Pronounced “FAHR-oh”, this is the oldest cultivated grain in the world. With twice the fiber and protein of modern wheat, farro is low in gluten, rich in magnesium as well as vitamins A, B, C and E. Read More

Anasazi Beans

Anasazi Beans – Pronounced “ah-nuh-sah-zee”, these heirloom, kidney-shaped dried beans are red or purple and white in color and sweet in taste. They’re naturally low in fat, and a great source of fiber and protein. Read more

Bok Choy

Bok Choy – Pronounced “bŏk’ choi”, this leafy Chinese cabbage is a low-calorie, zero-fat food that also has lots of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. A very good source of several carotenoids, especially beta carotene, bok choy is also thought to be active in fighting cancer. Read More

Couscous

Couscous – Pronounced “koose-koose”, this is a coarsely ground pasta of North African origin made of crushed and steamed semolina, a type of wheat. GMM is partial to whole-wheat couscous, which is low in fat and higher in fiber. Read more

Edamame

Edamame – Pronounced “ay-duh-MAH-may”, this green vegetable is more commonly known as a soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the “hardening” time. Edamame is an excellent source of low-calorie protein and heart-healthy fiber, and full of nutrients required to maintain good health. Read More

 


Contributed by: Harmony Blackwell, GMM Customer Service Representative

Known as a real people person, Harmony’s daily goal is to uphold the GMM standards by providing friendly, helpful service to all of our customers. Whether processing orders, updating accounts, entering customer feedback, preparing the weekly menus and nutrition information, her personal mission is to provide every GMM customer with a positive, uplifting experience! Harmony is also the official GMM hula hoop champion!

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