In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. Revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods like tacos and mole poblano. Interestingly, Cinco De Mayo is more of an American than Mexican holiday. Los Angeles, Chicago and Healthy Gourmet’s hometown Houston hold some of the largest festivals.
What is the true meaning behind Cinco de Mayo and where did it originate? Let’s examine the cultural center of Puebla in central Mexico where Cinco de Mayo originates and take a look at the regional Mexican cuisine that inspires some of Healthy Gourmet’s freshly prepared meals like our Barbacoa Breakfast Hash, Beef Fajita Bean Bowl and Big Texas Chili.
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On Sunday May 10, millions of Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day with regional flavors across the US. Mother’s Day is a unique holiday because it is one that has interesting ancient roots and has been adopted and adapted by many countries worldwide.
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If you’re thinking about how to make Mother’s Day unique this year, consider mixing mom a special Mother’s Day Mocktail that she will never forget. Try a recipe suggested below using one of Just Made’s unique fruit and vegetable juice blends, or create something unique using individual ingredients you know she will love.
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By the end of this blog I can almost guarantee that you will learn at least one thing about the benefits of garlic that you didn’t know before you started as well as the answer to this trivia question: Garlic is a vegetable otherwise known by what name? To find out the answer you’re going to have to read on and search for it…
Healthy Gourmet’s menu is inspired by world cuisine. We use garlic frequently in both fresh and powdered form to replicate authentic recipes from around the world. Whether your taste buds are attuned to Asian, African, European or American homestyle food, we’ve got you covered. You may be pleased to know that the garlic you’re eating is bringing more to the table than just flavor.
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Planning meals, feeding the family and thinking about food in general have become central to our daily routine during the Covid-19 lockdown. We are trying to follow the #stayathome mantra but in the process of doing so are finding ourselves in a predicament: We are almost always within close proximity of the kitchen and stress eating is becoming a temptation.
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Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue and the Coronavirus Pandemic will end. In the mean time we need to focus on health and nutrition – in particular what to eat during lockdown to ensure we are consuming everything our body needs to keep our immune system and wellbeing in top shape.
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Pass The Remote!
Celebrate Easter remotely? The upcoming holidays – meaning Easter, Passover and other Holy holidays and celebrations – may feel quite strange this year. The idea of remote celebrations is not a practice we are accustomed to. These occasions are traditionally a time for gathering with friends and family around a table or at a place of worship. However, with social distancing in place, families will need to find creative ways to get together for their quarantine festivities.
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Covid-19’s Frozen Food Fallout
You may have heard the expression “old age doesn’t come alone”. The Coronavirus is not unlike old age in the sense that it has brought with it a heap of household baggage in terms of its impact on our grocery expenditure and eating habits. Never has there been a time since World War 2 when as a nation we have given so much thought to planning what we are going to eat, where we are going to source our food and how much we are going to spend on food – after of course we have reassured ourselves that we have enough toilet paper in the house. Frozen food is occupying a bigger part of our grocery budget in the quest to combat empty shelves at the grocery store by planning ahead and frozen prepared meal delivery services such as Healthy Gourmet Your Way are becoming a household staple.
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Buff-alo Almond Crusted Tenders Recipe
At Healthy Gourmet, we often like to take American classics that lack the balanced nutrition factor, and tweak them to increase the benefits, and decrease calories. Our Buff-alo tenders are one of these popular items on our menu, here’s how we make it great.
We have substituted processed wheat flour with almond flour, made gut-friendly Greek yogurt ranch that’s better than the original (controversial stuff here). And added our goes-great-on-everything BUFF-alo sauce made from 3 ingredient hot sauce, grass-fed ghee (clarified butter), and coconut aminos, a soy-free soy sauce substitute.
- Lower Carb
- Gluten and Soy Free
- Gut friendly Greek yogurt
- Protein + flavor packed
- No preservatives, nothing artificial
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If you live with diabetes or have someone close to your living with diabetes, you know how difficult it can be to find something to eat that is both healthy and satisfying. Counting carbs and avoiding obvious high sugar foods is not as easy as it sounds. Food nutrition labels that include Glycemic Index or Glycemic Load are uncommon and leave much up to your best guess. Continue reading “What to Eat on the Diabetic Diet?”