Alright, let’s get this over with. Hello, I’m Terry Hawk, an ambassador for Odd Fodder, the only place to eat in Toledo that combines four restaurants under one roof. If you like fresh food that is healthy and tasty, come eat at Odd Fodder — the food is fresh, tasty, and healthy. Okay! Management has asked me to share some healthy eating tips with you all in today’s blog. What a local restaurant is doing telling customers how to live their lives is beyond me, but perhaps you’ll find some of these tips useful when deciding what to eat, be it here at Odd Fodder or at home. You know you can order our food online, right? Read on for some healthy eating tips.
1. Focus on Fruits and Vegetables
First of all, if you’re trying to eat healthy, you should focus on eating a lot of fruit and vegetables. I recommend you consume at least five portions a day of the fruits and vegetables of your choice. Fresh food is best, but frozen, canned, and dried fruits and vegetables work just as well. Keep in mind that while fruit and vegetable juices count as a portion, they’re also high in sugar and can be bad for your teeth. Try not to have more than one glass of fruit or vegetable juice a day.
If you’re trying to eat healthy at Odd Fodder, menu items like the Kale & Beet Salad, Avocado Salad, and the Health Soup are all loaded with vegetables. I mean, they’re salads. That should be pretty obvious.
2. Choose White Meat or Fish Over Red Meat
All kinds of meat are tasty, but lighter meats and fish are better for your body. Red meat is delicious but often much fattier than white meat, which isn’t good for you in regular amounts. Even for strong young men like Luca, whose bodies need a lot of calories for all the energy they’re using, white meat and fish are a healthier choice than red meat. Fish in particular is a great source of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower your risk for heart disease.
We have plenty of white meat and fish items on our menus at Odd Fodder, including Chicken & Waffles, The Almond Chicken Wrap, the Smoked Salmon Spread, and the Smoked Wings.