Monday, November 23rd
Açai bowl with homemade granola and fresh fruit (vegetarian/gluten free) (contains walnuts!)
Super punch of a super food before Thanksgiving. Ground Açai blended with a touch of honey and Greek yogurt, served in a bowl with sliced bananas, fresh strawberries, shaved coconut, homemade granola with walnuts, and a Sunbutter drizzle.
Tuesday, November 24th
Toasted cheese with tomato-basil soup (vegetarian) Cup of soup is available for order too (soup is gluten free) -- $3.00
Wheatberry bread stuffed with sliced provolone and Swiss, toasted and served with a cup of tomato basil soup blended with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
Wednesday, November 25th
Thursday, November 26th
We give thanks to God for all of our blessings; and here in the Beaumont kitchen we are thankful for each and every one of you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Friday, November 27th
Salad of the week:
Kale/brussels sprout salad with lemon chia seed dressing. (vegetarian/gluten free) (contains walnuts!)
Shaved kale and brussels sprouts mixed with fresh pomegranate, candied walnuts, bleu cheese, and a homemade lemon chia seed dressing.
Sandwich of the week:
Turkey cranberry croissant
Flaky croissant topped with a cranberry cream cheese spread, sliced oven roasted turkey, and leaf lettuce.
Specialty cookie of the week: Hunky chunky chocolate pecan
Specialty Beaumont muffin of the week: Vanilla chocolate chip
Specialty bagel of the week: Blueberry bagel
Scratch Dressings: Cajun ranch and Lemon chia seed vinaigrette
- “What is açai and will I like it?” Yes and yes! Açai, sometimes called “purple gold” is a true superfood that is very trendy right now on the west coast. Açai is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, heart-healthy fat, and calcium – and it’s quite delicious! https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a47009/what-is-acai/
- Açai part deux: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-acai-berries#TOC_TITLE_HDR_6 and https://www.purplefoods.com.au/what-does-acai-taste-like/#:~:text=Acai%20has%20a%20much%20more,and%20a%20pinch%20of%20dirt.
- “Fruit? Aren’t there carbs in fruit?” Yes, and fiber, and nutrients, and flavor, and healthy benefits, and, and, and….. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324431
- “Is granola healthy for you? What’s in yours, Chef Bo?” Yes it is! It’s tastier, healthier, and more cost effective too! https://www.thedailymeal.com/entertain/you-really-need-start-making-your-own-granola In the granola we are serving we took whole oats, heart healthy walnuts, chia seeds, and mixed with honey and some cinnamon, coconut, and dried berries to give us a wonderfully crunch and delicious granola.
- “What’s with all the Greek yogurt?” A wonderful and healthier choice than cream or mayonnaise! https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323169#summary
- “Homemade soup? I prefer Campbells.” Watch your mouth! Homemade soup is a treat that allows you (me) to have complete control of the fat, salt, and sugar levels in the soup; less processed = more delicious! https://blog.insidetracker.com/canned-versus-homemade-soup-what-are-the-pros-and#:~:text=What%20are%20the%20benefits%20of,that%20you%20can%20heat%20quickly.
- “You mean we can have grilled cheese??” Yes – soup and sandwich is a great combo especially when made from scratch. Our wheatberry bread is packed with nutrients and fiber, and the soup is low in sodium and sugar but high in flavor! Yes, cheese contains a fair amount of fat but when eaten in moderation it can supply you with essential vitamins and nutrients. https://www.healthline.com/health/is-cheese-bad-for-you#healthbenefits
- “What’s the deal with chia seeds again?” Little seed, big health benefit. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds
- “Why are brussels sprouts everywhere?” Because these little beauties are ripe in the fall, are hearty, and full of flavor. They adapt well to different seasonings – vinegar or bacon both pack a flavor punch, and if cooked correctly can be so good. Just don’t over cook them! http://www.eatingwell.com/article/7677083/health-benefits-of-brussels-sprouts/
- “Kale-shmale.” Again, when eaten in moderation kale provides a huge bang for your nutritional buck! https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435#nutrition