Superfoods: Adding some “Super” to your diet!

March 29th, 2016 Posted by Healthy Options, Pizza, Salads, Specialty Pizzas, Sriracha, Superfoods, Thai No Comment yet

By now, most people have heard the term “Superfood” thrown around, but the question remains: Do you know what a Superfood is?

The term Superfood is typically associated with foods that offer multiple benefits for the body minus the high amount of fat and calories tagging along (especially saturated fats). 

In Superfoods, you can expect to see high amounts of fiber, high amounts of protein, antioxidants, and lots of nutrients.  Granted, not all Superfoods will contain EVERYTHING mentioned beforehand, but while certain ones would be high in fiber, another would contain more protein.

The simple fact of the matter and why it’s important to know about Superfoods – adding them to your daily dietary routine will have a significant positive effect.  As with everything, extreme amounts are not the goal, but rather a healthier alternative to give your body a boost!

Now that you have a general idea of what a Superfood is, the next step is determining which foods fall into this category.  Here are some of the most popular and common Superfoods:Superfood

  • Nuts and seeds (especially peanuts)
  • Dark Green Veggies (kale, broccoli, Brussel sprouts)
  • Brightly colored Veggies (beets, tomatoes, sweet potatoes)
  • Beans
  • Fatty fish (e.g. salmon)
  • Citrus Fruits (oranges, lemons)
  • Berries
  • Whole Grains

At Uncle Maddio’s, there is more than ample opportunity to try out a Superfood with your meal.

Have you experibroccolimented with Broccoli when you are creating your own pizza?  It’s a nice change of pace without an overwhelming flavor surge.  Broccoli also creates a unique dynamic of textures with the warm dough and melting cheese from the pizza.

The Simply Veggie Signature Pizza is also ripe with flavor and healthy benefits.  Like its namesake, this pizza is simple at its core, but hearty with its delivery of veggies!  The nutrients in toppings like roma tomatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms are abundant…and they taste good too!

sriracha pizzaNot all the Superfood toppings we offer are veggies – starting in April, we are introducing our Sriracha Chicken Pizza.  This Thai Flavor-inspired Signature Pizza not only has delicious chicken, red peppers, and spicy Sriracha Sauce (to name a few) to grab your tastebuds, but also sprinkled with tasty peanuts and a Thai Peanut sauce to top things off!

Finally, dive into one of our famous Signature Salads or create your own with as many Superfoods as you want!  Like our create your pizzas, our salads are tailor-made for each individual and their dietary needs and wants.

 

If you only take one thing away from this blog, it’s that Superfoods are a quick and easy way to get some serious nutrients into your body.  Try substituting one in your next meal.  Not sure what tastes best with other ingredients?  Ask one of our chefs next time you’re in and we’ll create a special pizza or salad that will taste great!

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