Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Food Glorious Food

So unless you haven't heard, Trader Joe's is starting to build in Texas!!  Yay!  So excited a good health food store, that is actually affordable is coming to Dallas.

And with the epidemic of obese children in America as well as way too many foods served to children with artificial colors, dyes and preservatives, I am so glad more and more healthy places are popping up, especially for our kids. Like did you hear about how Jason's Deli isn't the same ole deli anymore?

I was shocked to learn the other day that Jason's Deli is now serving hormone-free meats and dairy products. That is amazing!  So glad to finally have a fast food place that serves nutritious food.  Here are a few other things they have started doing:

-They have taken all sodas off of the children's menu

-Their salad bar features organic produce and greens

-They no longer serve anything with artificial dyes or colors

-They also NO longer have any High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in their products, as well as no MSG,  and no trans fats

-They also are now serving Gluten-Free products on their menu

-They've also lowered the sodium, saturated fat and calories on their kid’s menu

I will definitely be eating there more often with my child!

I also heard that Chipotle is following in Jason's Deli's footprints and serving hormone free products.  Click here to read more about the changes they have made to be healthier. Here are a few:

-They source organic and local produce when available

-They use dairy from cows raised without the use of synthetic hormones

-Whenever possible, they use meat from animals raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormone (not sure what 'whenever possible means' but it's a start!)

I have not eaten there in 3 years but will start going back. Now, if only they would build a great indoor playground for our kids!

Does anyone know of other places that are serving healthy foods for kids?


  1. I worked at Jason's the summer after I graduated from college before I moved to NYC. I LOVED working there. Their products were good quality and the company was a nice, family owned business. I have always continued to eat there over the years. These changes will only help them stay on top as a good, quality deli for families to eat at.

    Chipotle, still not my fave, but good for them! Let's hope more restaurants head in this direction.

  2. OMG, had no idea Jason's deli served organic stuff. I thought it was all processed meats. I for sure will start eating there more!

  3. So glad to hear great feedback on Jason's!

  4. I know, can you believe it? So glad some restaurants are finally getting the message and changing their ways!