Executive Chef Isaac Cantu and Jane Riley, Director of Fitness and Wellness and Nutritional Advisor at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, collaborated to design nutritional food components for our new Fit Menu. This menu features a blend of fresh ingredients carefully selected for their nutritional values and prepared in a healthful manner for delicious flavors in each dish. Bon Appetit!
By Graham House :: Photography by Kelsey Grudle
Quinoa is a high-protein grain, matched with good unsaturated oils in avocado and pepitas, and goat cheese with no antibiotics, no BGH and no GMO. Raspberry vinaigrette contains antioxidants and is an alkaline-forming food that reduces inflammation in the body.
Turkey Wrapped Jumbo Asparagus:
Combined, this is a perfect match of low fat, high-quality protein and good complex carbohydrates with fiber and a high nutritional content, including antioxidants.
Oven Roasted Gulf Shrimp:
Shrimp are a low-fat seafood, and the combination of spinach and tomatoes makes for increased absorption of iron in the spinach by pairing it with vitamin C from the tomatoes. Garlic is an herb that has many healthful benefits not the least of which is an antibiotic.
Salmon is a high-quality, well-absorbed protein with unsaturated oils and an especially rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, shown to be a heart-healthy option. Quinoa is a high-protein grain source, and herbs and tomatoes provide antioxidants and vitamins.
Oven Roasted Rosemary Roti:
Poultry is a good-quality protein with unsaturated fats, and roasting in the oven reduces added fats. The combination of various colors of squash with asparagus adds a fuller range of vitamin content, especially B vitamins and fiber.
Ahi Tuna Tartare:
Tuna is an easily digested protein that contains good unsaturated oils and is a great pairing with vegetable unsaturated oils from avocado and olive oil, both shown to reduce cholesterol. Meyer lemon is alkaline-forming and reduces inflammation.
Side dishes pack great benefits:
Herbed Quinoa is very high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contains sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.
Steamed Kale with Almonds is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet and loaded with powerful antioxidants.
Roasted Campari Tomatoes provide increased antioxidant activity from roasting, are low in calories and fat, and supply you with a good dose of protein and fiber.
Grilled Asparagus is a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, it improves digestion and lowers blood pressure.
Graham House is the Clubhouse and Lodging Manager at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at email@example.com or 830.336.9164.