March 31, 2004
2004 Food Service Expo
Here are the companies I featured at the recent Restaurant and Food Service Trade show I attended in Vancouver:
- Cookshack Smoker Ovens are available in Canada. Check the company's website for distributors you can contact. www.cookshack.com
- Clearwater Seafood's home page is here: www.clearwater.ca You can even order a lobster dinner on-line!
- And to find out product information and locations of Low Carb Centres in the Vancouver area, visit www.lowcarbcentre.com
March 24, 2004
Healthy Road Food
Patricia Chuey and Diana Steele are the authors of The 80-20 Cookbook, Eating for Energy Without Deprivation. It has some great recipes and some of the travel tips Patricia talked about. The book can be ordered on-line at www.eatingforenergy.com and is also available for sale in all SaveOnFoods and Overwaitea Foods stores in BC and Alberta. It costs $25.
March 17, 2004
Atkins Food Tasting Panel
My taste panel tried offerings from McDonald's, Burger King and Subway. The Subway Atkins wraps were the most popular. The 6-inch chicken and bacon Ranch wrap was $5.89, the same size of a Turkey and Bacon Melt wrap was $5.69. Both are advertised to have 11 net carbs. (11 grams)
The Burger King Whopper and Chicken Sandwich, without the buns, were $3.39 and $3.49 respectively, and claim to contain 5 grams of carbs or less. The McDonald's beef and chicken protein platters were $3.99 and $4.69, also with 5 grams of carbs. Prices may vary by region. For more information on these items you can visit the websites of the chains.
We also tried 4 different kinds of low-carb beer, but none of them had any flavour or body that would make us recommend them. Sorry!
March 10, 2004
Kids and Obesity
Kids and Obesity - I talk with an instructor and some students on how they're fighting the growing trend of overweight schoolchildren.
For more information on Wendy Barrett's Eat Smart For Healthy Kids program, you can contact her through her website, www.eat-smart.ca
March 3, 2004
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Why have these nuggets of lard and flour become the darling of the media every time a new store opens?