Are your meals suitable for people with diabetes?
Our focus is on health and good taste, and we are proud to say that the majority of our meals meet the American Diabetes Association’s guidelines for healthy eating. These healthy guidelines apply to all of us, not just those with diabetes, and this is the way our family chooses to eat. We never serve you anything that we don’t feed our own children, and we’re pretty picky about what they eat. If your doctor has given you specific parameters, (i.e. a certain amount of carbohydrates per meal or day) we can follow your doctor’s orders in your meals. This can usually be done within our standard menus, though very particular restrictions may require a customized menu. Our standard menu recipes focus on whole grains, lean meats, good fats and lots of fiber and vegetables. We also structure our recipes to keep things like calories and fat reasonably low while maximizing flavor, nutrition, and fiber. For example, a common side dish is Buttered Green Beans. At some restaurants, a dish like that would be swimming in butter, containing far more fat and calories than someone with diabetes (or any of us!) should be eating. Our method is to use a small amount of butter for flavor, then use heart-healthy canola oil to make up the remaining amount necessary for cooking. The result is good tasting food, with healthy ingredients and an appropriate amount of fat.