Culinary Experts and Dietitians Offer Simple Tips to Make This Summer
Healthy and Delicious
PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer season in
swing, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the largest U.S.-based food service
s provider, and
the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's largest voluntary
organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke,
are working together to improve the health of Americans, and are
to help everyone have a healthy summer.
In support of their Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 initiative
Aramark tapped into its
network of more than 750 registered dietitians and 1,600
chefs and the AHA
leveraged its national network of experts, to compile the
menu tips and health ideas to make the most of the season. MENU TIPS LIGHTEN UP YOUR SUMMERTIME LUNCHCool crisp salads, made from fresh
in-season ingredients, make for the
perfect lunch on a hot summer day. Lighten
up by dressing salads with
light vinaigrettes or lower calorie dressings,
instead of calorie laden
creamy options, like Caesar or Ranch, and think outside
box, by incorporating fresh summer fruits, or unexpected combinations,
like walnuts or raisins. SPICE UP YOUR BARBEQUESpices and summer herbs are a great way to
add flavor to grilled meats,
fish, vegetables and fruits. Try any of these for
Ginger: Add to iced tea or summer smoothies (but remember,
goes a long way!).
Ground Cinnamon: Sprinkle on everything from yogurt and
even fresh fruit salad.
Basil: Add unique flavor to fruit salads with basil. Delicious
sweet ripe peaches, strawberries, watermelon or mango,
and thinly sliced basil
and a little crumbled feta cheese to your
favorite summer fruits.
Cilantro: Mince fresh cilantro and add to your favorite salsa
burst of fresh flavor.
REFRESH AND REJUVENATE WITH FRESH SUMMER PRODUCEIt's important to
stay hydrated when enjoying the outdoors during the
summer months. Many summer
fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes,
melons, zucchini and cucumbers, are
natural refreshers, since they
contain more than 90% water.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes (90% water) are most flavorful and
abundant in the
summer. Take advantage of this summer
staple, by cutting into wedges and
marinating with light
dressing, or slicing and placing atop a sandwich.
Melons: Watermelons and cantaloupes (90-95% water)
in-season thirst quenchers. Serve chilled
watermelon squares or cantaloupe on
top with a little yogurt for an added treat.
Zucchini: Zucchini and squash (95% water) are perfect
Cut squash into thick slices, brush lightly with
olive oil and/or preferred
spices, and grill for a few minutes.
Cucumbers: Cucumbers (95% water) are a great
addition to many summer
meals. Try a cool, refreshing
Thinly slice a cucumber and top with rice wine
vinegar and sesame seeds.
Combine with tomatoes, chopped bell peppers,
onions & celery.
Marinate in a light vinaigrette, chill and enjoy.
A LEANER TAKE ON BARBEQUE CLASSICSBurgers and hot dogs reign
supreme during the summer months.
For a healthier alternative and twist on the
swap out beef burgers for turkey or black bean burgers,
and traditional hot dogs for a turkey sausage or veggie dogs.
Top both with
diced tomatoes, cucumbers or onions, for
some added texture and crunch.
CHILL OUT WITH DESSERT Sweet frozen treats offer great escape from
the summer heat.
Keep a healthy balance, by choosing options like sugar free
water ice or popsicles, or stay cool with frozen yogurt or a
topped with fruit and granola. Fresh fruit smoothies
are full of flavor and can
also satisfy hunger, quench thirst and
cool you down. If indulging in ice-cream,
choose a reasonable
portion and top with fresh berries.
SUMMER HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS FOOD SAFETY TIPS FOR OUTDOOR EATINGWarm weather occasions with
friends and family present
opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. The
tips can help protect you and your guests from foodborne
during the warm-weather months:
Transporting the food: Keeping cold food cold is key, so
with ice or frozen packs, in a closed cooler,
when traveling. Cold food should
be stored at 41°F (5°C)
or below. Protect food from cross-contamination, by
keeping raw meat, poultry, and seafood securely wrapped.
Preparing the food: For a safe outdoor grilling experience,
food thoroughly is a must. A food thermometer i
s essential, to make sure food is
cooked safely. When
grilling, keep grilled foods hot by moving to the side of
the grill rack until it is ready to be served. Never use the
same platter or
utensils that previously held raw meat,
poultry, or seafood, and always have a
clean platter and
utensils ready at grill-side, to serve your food.
Serving the food: Cold perishable food should be kept
in the cooler
at 41°F (5°C) or below, until serving time.
Cold food should not sit out for
longer than two hours (
or only one hour if the outdoor temperature is above
(32°C)). Make sure to wrap hot foods well in
an insulated container until
serving. Hot food should
be kept hot at 140°F (60°C) or above. Hot foods
not sit out for more than two hours.
The following recipes will help give you a summer full of
delicious options. Lighten Up Chicken Caesar SaladServes 4 Ingredients:Chicken: 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 lb boneless,
skinless chicken breast
Dressing: ½ cup fat free mayonnaise 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp red
wine vinegar 1 ¾ tsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp grated Asiago cheese 1 ½ tsp
minced garlic ½ tsp ground black pepper
Salad: 1 ¼ lb romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces (about 3
quarts) 2 cups plain croutons ½ tsp ground black pepper Preparation:
For the chicken: Heat oil in saute pan over medium-high heat.
breasts. Sauté until no pink remains in center and
internal temperature reaches
165° F. Cool. Cover. Chill. Slice thinly.
For the dressing: Combine dressing ingredients. Whisk until well
For the salad: Combine romaine, croutons and dressing. Toss to
salad on serving platter. Top with sliced chicken and
sprinkle with pepper.
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving) Calories: 330 Total Fat: 9g Saturated
Fat: 2g Sodium: 580mg Blueberry, Raspberry Yogurt Parfait Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 1 ½ cups
low fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup low fat granola without raisins Preparation:
In each 8 oz. clear glass, layer the following: ¼ cup raspberries, ¼ cup
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving) Calories: 200 Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g
Sodium: 115mg Asian Marinated Vegetable Salad with Citrus
VinaigretteCourtesy of the American Heart
AssociationServes 4 Ingredients (salad)1 cup sugar snap peas 1 cup fresh broccoli,
cut into bite-size pieces 3 medium carrots, cut into bite-size pieces ¾
small red onion, cut into thin strips 1 medium diced tomato OR 14.5 ounces
canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium, diced tomatoes, drained 1 medium orange
OR canned mandarin oranges in lite syrup or own juice, drained, rinsed 2
tablespoon chopped, unsalted, unoiled almond slices or walnuts 1 teaspoon
sesame seeds (optional) Ingredients (citrus vinaigrette) ½ cup sugar-free, 100% orange
juice OR juice from 2 medium oranges ¼ cup fresh cilantro OR 2 Tbsp. dried
cilantro Juice from 1 lime OR 1 Tbsp. lime juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin
olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon
low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger OR 1/2 tsp. ground
sauce and ginger in blender and process until
smooth, set aside and chill. If
using dried cilantro and ginger,
you can whisk in a bowl.
Toss remaining ingredients with ¾ cup vinaigrette and chill
for at least 4
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving) Calories: 137 Fat: 5.5g Saturated Fat:
0.5g Sodium: 90 mg Cantaloupe Cucumber GazpachoCourtesy of the American
Heart AssociationServes 5 Ingredients: 3 cup diced cantaloupe (about 1/2 cantaloupe) 1
small cucumber, coarsely chopped ½ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt ½
teaspoon fresh ginger, grated OR ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoon fresh
basil, coarsely chopped OR 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 tablespoon fresh mint,
coarsely chopped OR 1 teaspoon dried mint 1 small fresh jalapeño pepper,
coarsely chopped 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon champagne
vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 pinch cayenne pepper Preparation
Combine all ingredients in food processor. Puree until very smooth (about
Chill for 30 minutes and serve cold.
Recipe Tip: This soup is best when made fresh and eaten in the
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving) Calories: 66 Fat: 2.0g Saturated Fat:
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Old Mill Toronto’s TASTE OF SUMMER offers Foodies our new three-course prix fixe Summer Lunch and Dinner menu at an exceptional value and service is casual and friendly. Both menus include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Chef Martin Buehner and his culinary team provide a great tasting experience in a relaxed atmosphere, that will have you wanting just one more bite!
Join us for our Afternoon Tea in recognition of a 102-year tradition. Since 1914, pedestrians, cyclists, canoeists and motorists have enjoyed the customary English Tea at the Old Mill Toronto. Our Tea Menu includes a take home decorative gift box of our exclusive Centennial Tea Blend and a portion of the proceeds from the Afternoon Tea will be donated to Women's Habitat
An evening not to be missed! Enjoy the songs of Jazz divas such as Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy & Peggy Lee performed by Swing Shift Big Band along with special guest vocalists JUNE GARBER and LARISA RENEE. Dance the night away to legendary songs sung by Toronto's best along with 17 passionate musicians that have been keeping the big band era alive for almost 20 years.
Old Mill Toronto is proud to support the Ladies Auxiliary of the CIBPA, which is a charitable organization, dedicated to helping many worthy causes who need our help. In organizing this unique afternoon tea experience, they were able to raise much needed funds for the Canadian Red Cross for the Alberta Fire Appeal. Everyone remarked that this was THE BEST HIGH TEA that they have ever attended!
Did you know that the Toronto Bike & Walking Trail System runs parallel to the Humber River, and is right outside our front door! This means while you're enjoying your stay with us, you can add a fun activity to your romantic experience with a couple's bike ride along the Humber River all the way from the lake to the top of the City and then enjoy an overnight stay at the Old Mill Toronto.
Book a table with your friends or perhaps a romantic table for two! and GET YOUR GROOVE ON! Check out our dinner menu and enjoy something delicious before you hit the dance floor with the sophisticated crowd!
Join DJ Ian, as he spins the greatest hits spanning genres and decades of music for your hottest dance moves in a relaxed social setting.
Discover the smouldering afro-cuban beats on a Wednesday night, live from The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto. The Latin Train Trio with Greg Noguera on percussion, Carla Gonzales Cassanova on vocals and Nelson Maragoto on guitar will raise your temperature with some hot latin fever.
Enjoy the contagious beats while you sip on the neighbourhoods best Sangria and the Cuba Libre cocktails. Explore a latin culinary experience from our Tapas Menu created by Chef Martin Buehner.
Gene DiNovi's love for, and understanding of the popular song became strongly evident during the 1950s. His playing during these years attracted the attention of singers such as Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and Lena Horne. In fact, DiNovi was in demand by just about every great singer of that era, each of them wanting his backing as a musical director. It was through these stellar performers that DiNovi came to know and work with the finest songwriters including Harold Arlen, Jimmy Van Husen, and Harry Warren.
Venerated singing star ARLENE SMITH's rich contralto voice has made her one of the Toronto club scene's best-loved singers ever since she relocated here in the early '90s after two decades playing to packed houses and critical acclaim in New York and her native Montreal. In Toronto, she immediately became an important regular on the performance rosters at revered jazz venues including The Montreal Bistro, George's, Bourbon Street, and Top O' The Senator, working with Toronto's finest musicians including Moe Koffman, Peter Appleyard, and Norman Amadio.
Bass great PAT COLLINS is one of Toronto's first call jazz musicians who has, since moving here from Qualicum Beach, B.C. in the late '80s, served as a long-time member of the Moe Koffman Quintet, touring across Canada and Germany; performed in the Ed Bickert Quartet; played with the Oscar Peterson Quartet, the Peter Appleyard Quartet, the Diana Krall Trio; and backed dozens of other giants of the entertainment industry.
Tonight we feature chart-topping R&B recording artist MICHAEL DUNSTON. Long revered as a leader in the 'soul revolution', he's a multiple 'Wave Awards' nominee, who's been dubbed 'a ballad's best friend' by respected peers. His impressive career resume includes notable work in film including a starring role as Bo Diddley.
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