When most people think about salad, they visualize a little bowl with some sad, limp lettuce, topped with a couple of chunks of under ripe tomato, old slices of cucumber, and drenched with salad dressing. This type of salad isn‘t something that people are going to go out of their way to have for lunch. At foy we are here to change that mindset and open the door to not only nutritious but delicious salads! Trust me, if you try one of our “Super Bowls” our grain-based salad bowls, you will be delighted with the variety of taste, texture, and flavor our salad will bring to your eating experience. They are robust and have a plethora of ingredients and flavor! They have a satisfying texture, look delicious and are bursting at the seams with the nutrients you need to make it through the day. And the best part? They leave you feeling so good and energized that you will surprise yourself when you randomly start craving one of our salads instead of French fries. We see it happen all the time.
Our most popular bowl is the Southwestern Super Bowl. A Mexican inspired dish loaded with fresh veggies and packed with protein.
My favorite add on is avocado….and for good reason!
Avocados are packed full of things that your body needs to do just that. The vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats you get from avocados help prevent disease and keep your body in good working order. Avocados may help:
- Cancer. The folate you get from avocados may lower your risk of certain cancers, such as prostate and colon cancer. Nutrients in avocados may also treat cancer.
- Arthritis and Osteoporosis. Studies on oil extracts from avocados show they can reduce osteoarthritis symptoms. The vitamin K in avocados boosts your bone’s health by slowing down bone loss and warding off osteoporosis.
- Depression. Research shows a link between depression and low levels of folate. Folate helps block the buildup of a substance called homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine slows down the flow of nutrients to your brain and ramps up depression. The high levels of folate in avocados may help keep depression symptoms at bay. I
- Inflammation. Chronic inflammation can kick off many diseases, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and arthritis. The vitamin E in avocados lowers inflammation in your body.
Avocados are low in sugar and contain fiber, which helps you to feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours. Avocados are also high in fat. Do not freight though, it is monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.
Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:
- 485 milligrams of potassium
- 81 micrograms of folate
- 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
- 10 milligrams of vitamin C
- 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E
Another popular add on is Salmon. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet! This popular fatty fish is loaded with nutrients and may reduce risk factors for several diseases. It’s also tasty, versatile and widely available. Salmon is rich in long chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure.
Your body requires protein to heal, protect bone health and prevent muscle loss, among other things. Salmon provides 22-25 grams of protein per 3.5 ounce serving. Salmon is an excellent source of several B vitamins, which are needed for energy production, controlling inflammation and protecting heart and brain health. 100 grams of salmon provides 11-18% of the RDI of potassium, which helps control blood pressure and prevent excess fluid retention. Consuming salmon can help protect against heart disease by increasing levels of omega-3 fats, decreasing levels of omega-6 fats and lowering triglycerides.
Consuming salmon may help you control your weight by reducing appetite, boosting metabolic rate, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing belly fat.
Salmon and other fatty fish can help lower inflammation, which may reduce risk factors for several diseases and improve symptoms in people with inflammatory conditions. Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse that provides several impressive health benefits.
Consuming at least two servings per week can help you meet your nutritional needs and reduce the risk of several diseases. In addition, salmon is tasty and satisfying. Including this fatty fish as a regular part of your diet may very well improve your quality of life.
With the hot summer weather arriving quickly, a cool crisp salad can be the basis for a light and refreshing meal. The idea that fresh vegetables and fruits are essential to our good health and well–being isn‘t anything we haven‘t heard before, but it’s good to be reminded of it every so often. Let us make it easy and convenient for you to fuel your body with the assortment of nutrients it needs to power through your day. We make fresh food ...fast! We make it taste good and make it affordable for you to enjoy a quick lunch. It’s now even easier with our new online ordering process. Simply pull up our website www.foysuperfoods.com and click on the order online button and our user-friendly ordering system will make it easy for you to place your order. When you arrive at Foy you will give us your name and we will take care of the rest. Your food will be ready to go, to get you back on your way. We are super excited to be able to offer this new service to our valued customers! We want you to know how much we value your opinions, please let us know how we are doing. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and a great experience every time you visit any of our locations.
We will offer a FREE energy ball for the first 25 people who use this new online ordering system. We are super excited to see what you think! Stay healthy friends!