Our Healthy Ingredients
Our menu has been designed specifically to give you the maximum amount of nutrition along with an unbelievable amount of flavor and aroma. We source our ingredients from the very best vendors we can find, and in some instances we’ve partnered, or invested in the facilities that are supplying our products. Take it from us, we care about these details.
We use only ancient grains, which means they are all Non-GMO
Amaranth’s history dates back to Mexico and is considered a native crop in Peru. Amaranth was very popular with the Aztecs culture and domesticated between 6,000-8,000 years ago. Very rich in complete proteins, raking in about 13-14% per serving. This grain is naturally gluten free and also contains more than 3 times the average amount of calcium than any other grain!
Originated in Egypt earning the nickname Pharoah’s wheat this supreme grain leads the wheat family. Farro is rich in flavor as well as B Vitamins, fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Ancient grains like Farro are considered an excellent source of protein, providing the same amount as a serving of beans or legumes.
***Much like a Pharaoh being a supreme leader in a community, Farro leads the whole wheat family in nutrition. ***
Get your freekeh on! This whole wheat grain has a smoky, nutty flavor that has a firm chewy texture making it Freekalicious. Freekeh is high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and lower on the glycemic index making it a great choice for people with diabetes or those trying to maintain a steady blood sugar.
Pronounced (keen-wah) was once known as the “mother of all grains”and first cultivated almost 5000 years ago. This ancient grain is so special because it has remained untouched for hundreds and thousands of years. Containing all 9 essential amino acids, quinoa, is a perfect option for vegans, vegetarians, and people who have a gluten intolerance. Quinoa is still a force to be reckoned with in the whole grain department, obey your mother and eat quinoa!
This super tiny grain with not-so-tiny power is a gluten free grain that is mineral rich and high in protein. Native to the Ethiopians, Teff, is credited for giving their power house runners energy & super human health. This Ethiopian superfood seed like grain is a great source of vegan/vegetarian protein since it delivers such a nutritional punch & powerful dose of protein. Coming in with 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, it gives quinoa a run for its money.
All of our lettuces and herbs are hydroponic and organic
Aka dinosaur kale received this nickname because of its dark blue-green to black leaves that are heavily textured. A little tip, the darker the leaves the higher the nutrients! 1 serving of kale has more absorbable calcium than a small carton of milk. This nickname suits itself as a predator amongst other greens, dominating its category.
This edible flower can be used to dress up your salad! Not only do they add a pop of color to your meal but they also have some healing abilities. The flower can be made into an antibiotic to treat skin wounds, rashes and when digested fight harmful toxins in the body.
These greens are bright green with dark red stems and veins that add color and taste to our salad blends. The red veined sorrel has a sharp tangy flavor! This leaf is very high in vitamin C and iron. ½ cup serving provides the human body with 53% daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
Crispy and crunchy romaine lettuce is highly nutritious and offers a texture to your meal that is one of kind. Romaine has a mild flavor but comes in high with significant antioxidants. Don’t mistake romaine with iceburg lettuce, which has fewer nutrients! Romaine is low in calories and high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Vitamin A play a critical role in fighting free radicals which can build up in the body and cause serious health conditions. Vitamin K helps the body maintain a healthy skeletal structure and plays a vital role in process of repairing/rebuilding red blood cells.
An herb that is apart of the mint family and grown throughout Asia as a crop. The taste of shiso is one that is unique and interesting, a must try for yourself. Shiso leaves have been used for many years as a natural healing herb that alleviates nausea and abdominal pain. A fun fact about shiso is that eating it on a regular basis can reduce allergic reactions that one has. The shiso plant is highly appreciated in the Asian culture because of flavor.
Is a very nutrient dense food that is also low in calories making it a great candidate for weight loss and natural support for the human body. Spinach has many nutritional benefits including the slowing of the aging process and maintaining steady brain function. Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K and A and filled with minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Stay young and eat your spinach as Popeye would say.
Known as a “spinach mustard” is a very green leaf vegetable with creamy texture. Tat soi is a cool-temperature crop and is best harvested in spring and fall! Tat soi is a great source of Vitamins A,C, and K. Tat soi also contains a good amount of potassium and calcium. Top tat soi with our pomegranate beets, shaved almonds, and any choice of protein to have a nutritious and delicious meal.
Is often overlooked even though it is ranked #1 on the nutrient density index. It first made its debut in history in the 1700’s by becoming a reliable healing herb. Today it is known for its high content of Vitamin K, C, and A. Topping the charts for most nutritional green this powerhouse green packs more power in your health.
Are vegetables are from local farms. Within 150 miles of our store
(Expect avocado. There are no Jersey Avocados)
We could write a novel about all of the nutritional information on avocados but we’ll just stick to the good stuff. Avocados are gluten free, vegan friendly, and not included on the glycemic index since is has less than 1 gram of sugar per serving of any fresh fruit. Yup, that’s right I said it- avocado is a fruit! Avocados can help boost fruit intake but most importantly are considered a good fat, they provide 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0.5 polyunsaturated grams fat per 1-oz. Serving. Good fats help lower bad cholesterol levels and are beneficial when consumed in moderation. So smear on the avocado to your wrap, salad, or grain bowl!
Stay true to your roots and eat more beets! Beets will catch your eye because of the deep red/pink color they contain. Deep red vegetables contain an antioxidant called phytochemicals, substances found only in plants, that help control high blood pressure, protect against diabetes-related circulator, helps your body fight disease, and promotes good health. Beets are an extremely nutritious, filled with an insane amount of vitamins and minerals. Although an acquired taste to some people, we serve our beets spiralized to soften the dense texture and infuse them with pomegranate to help take away the earthy taste.
For thousands of years we have been eating carrots, since about the 1500’s precisely. To most people carrots are orange in color but the carrots we have on our menu come in dark red, white, purple, and yellow! Rainbow carrots have been cultivated in countries in the Middle East but are still very new to the U.S. Carrots of all colors are good sources of vitamin A. Different color carrots have different health benefits that are described below.
Cauliflower is considered one of the healthiest foods on earth. Cauliflower is apart of the cruciferous family along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, and brussel sprouts. Cauliflower first appeared in Asia and then became a very popular edible crop in the Mediterranean region before making it’s way to the US in the 16th century. With only 29 calories per cup, 0 trans fat, and low levels of carbohydrates cauliflower is an excellent choice for weight loss.
Did you know that the cucumber was apart of the same family as watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe?! Made up of 95 percent water, cucumbers are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Adding cucumber to your diet is a great way to add water intake so you stay hydrated.
Almost 200 years ago the tomato was thought to be poisonous because the plant belongs to the nightshade family, which consists of some species that are poisonous. Today tomatoes are considered one of the most common nutrient dense, superfood. Whether your prefer eating tomatoes as a fruit or as a vegetable the benefits are high across the board. A single tomato can provide 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement, which means it’s a powerful antioxidant. Tomatoes also contain high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, and iron. Dice em’ up and throw them into your salad or make some homemade salsa!
Add these flavor boosters to any meal, your taste buds will thank you later! You just can’t go wrong with grilled red onion on anything. Red and yellow onions are one of the best sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that destroys free radicals in the body. Red onion not only fights cancer but also has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-biotic properties! Low on the glycemic index, low in calorie, contain 0 fat, and high in vitamin C & B6.
Sometimes mistaken for broccoli this beautiful bright green-yellow veggie has some serious nutritional value. Romanesco is a natural cross between broccoli and cauliflower, literally the best of both worlds. If you’re looking to add some crunch to your meal you have found your perfect candidate. Nutritionists consider romanesco one of the most easy digestible vegetables out there also providing your body with vitamins C, K, and A. Romanesco has been around since the 16th century but was just recently introduced to the world market in the late 1900’s. Keep an eye out for this upcoming all star veggie.
One of the most versatile and delicious vegetables, squash is a leader of the veggies in terms of nutrition. Squash is a very interesting, because it is actually a broad term that encompasses a number of different types of vegetables, including pumpkins, zucchinis, courgettes, and marrows. In North America, most of the varieties are simplified into either summer squash or winter squash.
This starchy vegetable will help power you through a tough workout or a long day of work because of it’s high carbohydrate content. It is crucial for the human body to fuel the body with carbohydrates so the body can properly perform mental and physical abilities. Sweet corn is high in protein and fiber, pairing sweet corn with other foods that are nutrient dense will be beneficial for a very well balanced diet.
Native to Central and South America sweet potatoes have been cultivated for over 10,000 years. This naturally sweet root vegetable is not only delicious but also super nutritious. Sweet potato are one of the best sources of Vitamin A, one large sweet potato contains more than 100% of the daily recommended intake according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If you’re looking for a little bit of sweet and a “whole lotta” nutrients, you found your match.
Yucca is apart of the tuberous roots of plants that provide a carbohydrate-rich food source for indigenous peoples in arid areas of the Americas. The starchy root of the yucca is not only rich in carbohydrates but also contains a healthy mix of vitamins, minerals and plant-based nutrients. Yucca comes from Central and South America, growing in particularly dry, arid climates which gives yucca that tropical sweet taste.
Our proteins have you covered
Organic, grass fed, cruelty free with no antibiotics
Ancho Pork Tenderloin
The best of both worlds, pork is super flavorful and has similar nutritional benefits as chicken. For a 3-oz serving of pork you will get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat compared to chicken at 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. Pork also contains all of the B vitamins except for folate. A 3-ounce pork chop provides 25% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B12, 38% of vitamin B6 and 47% of niacin. The other big nutrient found in pork is zinc. Zinc is essential for the creation of new cells that normal growth and development depend on getting enough of it in your diet. Men get 17% of their recommended daily intake of zinc, and women get 23% from a 3-ounce pork chop!
GRASS FED STEAK
Not the leanest meat but definitely the most tasty of all meats. A lot of people have cut out red meat from their diets but eating two servings of red meat a week can provide your body with many vital nutrients. 3-oz. serving of red meat supplies about half the protein an average adult needs in a daily diet. The protein you get from red meat contains all the amino acids necessary to build muscle and repair tissue. Protein has also been linked to weight loss, since it satisfies hunger and keeps your satisfied for hours following your meal. The one thing that sets eating red meat apart from other meats is its high content of iron. Consuming red meat will provide the amount of iron your body needs for your red blood cells to transport enough oxygen to all the other parts of your body.
The leanest and lowest fat protein option! Chicken helps support muscle growth and development as well as overall weight loss. Chicken is full of essential nutrients that your body needs, while carrying fewer calories than any other meat. 3-oz of chicken is packed with 27 grams of protein which contains all the essential amino acids for human health. It’s important to incorporate protein into your diet because it’s the building blocks of muscular tissue in your body, including skeletal muscle and soft tissues. Protein also contains a high content of vitamins B6 and B3 that play a crucial role in the metabolic process.
An excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium and other micro-nutrients, tofu is a versatile ingredient with many health benefits, it is also perfect for people who don’t eat meat! Tofu or aka bean curd, is a popular food derived from soy that was originated from China almost 2,000 years ago. Tofu was introduced in the 1960’s when there was a sudden interest in healthy eating. Tofu contains all the essential amino acids to make it a complete protein. Tofu is also high in iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous.