With the overindulgence of the holiday season behind us, it’s all about embracing new habits in the new year. And as with every January, eating healthy is one of the top priorities for many of us.
Making the resolution is the easy part — sticking to it is the challenge. If your weekly routine is made up of a combination of work and socializing, consistently eating nutritious meals can be a struggle. What if you could go out to eat and feel good about it?
Health-conscious foodies, you’re in luck. Milestones has created a Superfoods menu with culinary options made from ingredients that are both delicious and nourishing, and it’s available from now until February 24. Time to dig into some incredible, limited-time dishes.
You don’t have to skimp on protein, either. Fish is an excellent and healthy protein source compared to standard meat dishes, and is low in fat and high in beneficial omega-3s (the essential fatty acids that the human body doesn’t produce enough of naturally).
The Pan-seared Rainbow Trout from the Milestones Superfoods Menu offers just that and comes with a generous helping of veggies — making it a perfect guilt-free dinner if you’re heading out with friends.
If you’re seeking greener fare, consider the Superfood Salad. A combination of quinoa, sweet potato, golden beets and other vitamin-rich veggies with a maple-miso dressing, it packs a flavour punch that can’t be beaten. If you’re worried about post-salad hunger pangs, you can also add your protein of choice for a complete meal.
For an Asian fusion twist, try the Ahi Tuna Power Bowl that combines edamame, mushrooms and grilled pineapple with rice noodles. Served with wasabi ponzu and peanut sauces, it’s a nutritious combination of flavours. Or, if you’re just looking to split some appies instead of a full meal, Cakes by the Ocean are a more shareable option that still contains protein and omega-3s. These fishcakes are made up of salmon, shrimp and quinoa and topped with tangy mango salsa.
Not a fan of seafood? Try the Fiery Tunisian Chicken dish loaded with healthy ingredients like antioxidant-loaded goji berries, roasted sweet potato and quinoa pilaf and seasonal veggies. With North African flavours bringing a little bit of a kick to this Superfoods Menu feature, it’s also the perfect antidote to the chilly weather this time of year.
For all you sweet-tooths out there, don’t even think of skipping dessert! The Chestnut Espresso Crème Brûlée is a post-dinner treat with chestnuts, fig jam and spiced pecans and contains both calcium and fibre. Dessert never looked (or felt) so good.
It’s nice to know that New Year’s resolutions don’t have to revolve around uninspired blanched vegetable dishes. With the Milestones Superfoods Menu, it’s possible to go out and still eat well. Stick to the resolutions you set — and have feel-good food while you’re at it.