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The Thanksgiving Feast – A Nutritious Delicious Meal

Each Thanksgiving, millions of Americans sit down to a delicious meal of cherished family recipes, seasonal side dishes, and indulgent desserts. Typically, Thanksgiving dinner is associated with its calorie, fat, and carbohydrate content but did you ever consider the abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients that traditional Thanksgiving fare has to offer?

Turkey-White meat turkey without the skin is full of lean protein, low in fat and supplies several minerals including immune-boosting zinc and niacin which is linked to reduced risk of heart disease.

Cranberry Sauce- When simply prepared from fresh cranberries this turkey topper is an antioxidant powerhouse! Containing anti-inflammatory properties, the antioxidants in cranberries help protect heart, brain, and immune system health.

Sweet Potatoes-Full of fiber that aid in heart and digestive health; sweet potatoes contain an impressive amount of Vitamin A which is necessary for proper vision and Vitamin C to help strengthen immunity.

Brussels sprouts-A cruciferous vegetable, Brussels sprouts contain potent cancer-fighting properties and Vitamin K which is essential for proper blood clotting.

Stuffing-Incorporating whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice into stuffing provides a hefty dose of whole grain goodness which offers fiber, B vitamins, and steady energy. For texture and bite, adding nuts and seeds will provide heart healthy unsaturated fats and plant powered protein.

Pumpkin -This brightly colored gourd supplies potassium; a mineral shown to help control blood pressure as well as powerful carotenoids that have been shown to be protective against cancer.

Share with us your favorite Thanksgiving dishes!

CulinArt wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

 

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  • November 27, 2019

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“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Thank you so very much for the AMAZING dinner you provided for the President, Dean and Jim & Marilyn Simons. They really enjoyed it!! It was perfectly thought out and delicious. Your expertise and impeccable presentation and taste were truly appreciated!”

“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“This is EXACTLY the type of service and experience we had always envisioned for our patients at MSK Koch!  Thank you Chef Ryan for going out of your way for this patient and all patients and staff!”

“I’m the GM for Branson [Ultrasonics] and based in the Brookfield office.  This is the first week that the café has been up and running in our new headquarters and just want to acknowledge the great job Adam Schnittert and the CulinArt staff onsite have done.  Our employees’ feedback thus far has been very positive.  The expanded options and menu quality have been very well received.  Just want to send you a quick note of thanks.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

“Dear Chef Anthony: Hi! It’s the kids from Room 223 [and their teacher, Mrs. Smith]. We thank you for providing us with such great snacks and lunches! We know how hard you and your staff work. We have been talking as a class and we came up with some of our favorite snacks. We really love the brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and Scooby snacks. The soft pretzel bits are really good, too. Thank you again! ”

“This has been a year of unprecedented uncertainty, but through it all, Denee, chef Darby, Samantha, and the whole CulinArt team, provided the best dining experience the school has had in my thirteen year tenure.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with them, and I can't wait for next year when the craziness of COVID brings everyone back into the dining hall for meals. We look forward to working with Denee, Chef Darby, Samantha, and the rest of the CulinArt team again next year.”

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