Dietitian Picks are menu items that Sodexo's Registered Dietitian, Robin Quay has selected because the item has either fewer calories, less fat or more nutrients than the average menu items. See more information about the menu items below.
Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia -Tilapia is high in protein and low in fat, but because it is farm raised, it is NOT a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids that are needed for heart and brain health.
Mushroom Rice Pilaf - Mushrooms contain phytonutrients that benefit the immune system.
Asparagus Tips - Compounds in asparagus help improve blood pressure, blood sugar regulation and blood fat levels.
Mixed Vegetables - Vegetables are loaded with antioxidants that protect against heart disease.
Cuban Mojo Pork Loin - Pork is high in thiamin, a B vitamin needed to maintain energy.
Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes - Potatoes contain lots of phytonutrients - almost as many as broccoli contains.
Corn with Black Beans and Lime Juice - Black beans help lower the risk of colon cancer and type two diabetes.
Green Beans - Green beans are a good source of the mineral silicon, which is important for bone health.
Chicken and Pork Enchiladas - These delicious enchiladas are high in vitamin A and vitamin C, but they’re also high in fat.
Roasted Southwestern Vegetables - Vegetables contain compounds that help you have nice skin.
Refried Beans - Eating more low fat, high fiber beans can drastically reduce your risk of a heart attack.
Spicy Soy Sausage Stuffed Peppers - This dish is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C and iron, and is low fat. It’s also very high in sodium.
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes - Potatoes contain compounds that may help reduce blood pressure. However, including cheese adds lots of fat and calories.
Peas and Carrots - Peas contain coumestrol, a phytonutrient which protects against stomach cancer.
Grilled Cauliflower and Red Peppers - The antioxidants in cauliflower help the body get rid of cancer-causing toxins.
Artichoke and Olive Rice Paella - This low fat dish is loaded with healthy veggies.
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