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Healthy Tips For Dining Out

There are several reasons for dining out at a restaurant. Whether it’s a new hot spot you’ve had your eye on, for a social gathering, or simply a much-needed break from the kitchen, you deserve a nice night out. And while it is great to treat yourself, it does not mean you have to abandon your diet completely.

Despite hidden calories and large portions, there are ways to create a delicious and healthy restaurant dining experience.

Healthier Choices

  • Just say no to appetizers, which are usually loaded with unnecessary calories. If you want to start with an appetizer, a green salad with dressing on the side is a better option.
  • To prevent overeating, you should aim to fill half of your plate with fruit and/or vegetables (and no, potatoes do not count), and the other half with lean protein and whole grains.
  • Skip the sodium-laden soups. Instead, go for a salad, which offers less sodium and more potassium-rich veggies.
  • Restaurant portions are notorious for being oversized, so, if you can, order a lunch portion, box up half of your meal for later, or split an entrée with a friend.
  • As tempting as they may be, bypass the complimentary bread or chips. These fillers will just stuff you with unnecessary and empty calories and carbs.

Salads

  • Choose Darker Greens – Darker greens have more nutrients per serving than the popular romaine or iceberg lettuce.
  • Pick A Good Protein – Good protein choices include egg whites, egg slices, grilled tofu, tuna, beans, chicken, and seafood.
  • Cut The Cheese – You really don’t need the cheese, do you? Skip the excess calories, saturated fat, and sodium that cheese provides.
  • Smart Toppings – Instead of adding crunch from oily, refined flour (crispy wontons, croutons) and salty sodium bombs (olives, bacon), add crisp veggies and fruit to add more texture and flavor. Load up on nutrient-dense toppings such as broccoli, carrots, chickpeas, black beans, edamame, roasted peppers blueberries, mango, or strawberries.
  • Dress Better – It’s always wise to get the dressing on the side so that you can control how much or how little dressing you use. You may even be able to create your our dressing using oil and vinegar.

Sandwiches

  • Whole Wheat > White Bread – Always a better choice as it provides more nutrients. And please note that “multigrain” may mean more white flour than whole wheat.
  • Avoid Wraps – Unless they are whole grain, skip the wraps (they can have up to as many calories as white bread). Or try a lettuce wrap. You can drop refined grains for whole food. And if you’re feeling adventurous, turn your sandwich into a salad.
  • Craving a sandwich? Opt for a half sandwich, half salad combo. That way, you can get your sandwich fix while taking in more vegetables, too.
  • Smart Sides – When it comes to side dishes, opt for fresh fruit or steamed veggies over chips or bread.

Coffee

  • Choose Nonfat Milk – If you don’t particularly like nonfat, take baby steps and do half nonfat, half 2% milk.
  • Pros & Cons Of Non-Dairy Milk – Soy milk provides around 8g of protein per cup, but depending on the brand, they may have added sugar. Almond milk may have less sugar, but also less protein. Skip the coconut milk as it is low in protein and high in saturated fat.
  • Skip The Whipped Cream – Save yourself from excess calories and saturated fat.
  • Skip The Syrup – Sugar-free syrups may be made with unsafe sweeteners, but if you must, ask for a single pump of regular syrup.
  • Order Brewed Coffee and make your own modifications (one packet of sugar adds about 20 calories.

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At the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli, we serve a variety of signature sandwiches and salads made to order. Visit us in store, online or have our food delivered via DoorDash or UberEATS. We also provide catering for business lunches, special events and parties. Call 909-596-5225 to learn more!

Make Better Salads

As simple as salads seem, sometimes when you make them yourself, they just don’t taste as good as restaurant salads. It’s not you, but it might be your technique. Here are some tips and tricks to perfect your healthy salad-making skills.

  • Always Use Fresh, In-Season Ingredients
    Produce always tastes best at the peak of freshness, which is why a quick trip to the farmer’s market could yield a great batch of salad ingredients.
  • Use A Salad Spinner
    Be sure to wash your greens and get them as dry as possible before starting your salad (the dressing will stick better). The paper towel method can be tedious and time-consuming, but a salad spinner is designed to effectively and efficiently dry your leaves. If you don’t have one already, you may want to consider investing in one.
  • Get Creative With Ingredients
    Lettuce doesn’t always have to be the base of your salad. Get creative and try quinoa or farro or even shredded carrots. In addition, you can change up your toppings. For example, you can try nuts or seeds or roasted veggies. Experiment with ingredients that you like and you just might discover your new favorite salad.
  • Add More Flavor
    Try adding fresh herbs into your salad base or squeeze some fresh lime or lemon juice over the top. And if you like spice, you can try fresh cracked pepper or something bolder like your favorite hot sauce. The possibilities are endless.
  • Balance Textures
    As with most other meals, you want to balance soft and creamy ingredients (ex. avocado, goat cheese) with something crunchy (ex. nuts, croutons). The contrasting textures often work well together.
  • Consider Your Protein
    Before adding your protein, think about the flavors that will complement what you already have. Rather than sticking to safe choices (shredded rotisserie chicken, unseasoned baked chicken), marinate your meat in spices/sauces that will work with your salad.
  • Add Cheese Just Before Eating
    If you’re adding cheese to your salad, be sure to shred or shave it just before you are about to eat. Pre-shredded cheese often dries out easier and loses flavor. By shaving or shredding your cheese just before your meal, you retain the moisture and flavor for a better tasting salad.
  • Want Creamier Salad Dressing?
    Sometimes your store-bought or home-made dressings can be a little on the thin side, causing it to simply slip right off your salad ingredients. When this happens, an easy way to thicken it up is to add some fat-free Greek yogurt. This will also give your dressing a creamier consistency without adding too many calories.
  • Dress Wisely
    While on the topics of dressings, be mindful of your dressing portions. Too much or too little dressing can really mess up a salad. It’s best to err on the lighter side since you can always add more dressing as needed, but you can’t take it away.

If you don’t want to make your salad at home, come on down to the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli! With our Mixed Greens salad, you choose the toppings and we do the work. Visit www.BrickMarketDeli.com for more information on our menu or call 909-596-5225 if you have any questions. You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Healthy Deli Sandwiches

When it comes to eating healthy, your choices are important. Choosing the right foods to eat and how much can make a difference. This is especially true when it comes to deli sandwiches. Depending on the ingredients and condiments added, things can add up. Remember to be mindful of portions when it comes to breads and cheeses. And there’s a reason sandwiches are often cut in half – if you can, try to save half for later, or share with a friend.

If you’re headed to your neighborhood deli restaurant for lunch, here’s a list of healthy deli sandwiches, from not-so-bad to the best.

12. Cubano
The Cubano typically consists of ham, pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. With virtually no veggies in sight, the Cuban sandwich lands on the bottom of the list for healthy sandwiches (but it sure is tasty).

11. Italian Sandwich
Aside from being heavy on the deli meats plus cheese, the Italian is also loaded with veggies, spices, and olive oil. To lighten it up, try skipping the cheese, adding more veggies, or saving half for later.

10. Meatball Sub
Despite the meatballs being made with ground, unprocessed meat, the cheese, white bread, and size of the sandwich itself make it not so healthy.

9. Bacon, Egg & Cheese
Although it is delicious, the Bacon, Egg & Cheese breakfast sandwich is a high-protein, high saturated fat option. If you can, eliminate the cheese to make it a slightly better choice.

8. Turkey Club Sandwich
The additional slice of bread and bacon weigh this option down. You can get a pretty great sandwich without all the excess ingredients.

7. Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Despite being deemed “the other white meat,” pork is actually still red meat and should be limited in consumption. Also, pairing it with cheese doesn’t help. Try ditching the cheese and piling on fresh vegetables.

6. BLT
While it is a good choice, the bacon still drags it down. Brownie points for the veggies though.

5. Turkey & Swiss Sandwich
Great lean meat and veggies help this rank higher on the list. The cheese again is the culprit. However, you can cut down on the cheese to one slice, or omit it altogether.

4. Egg Salad Sandwich
Eggs are nutritious, delicious, and healthy, however, the mayo content can get overwhelming. Combat that by adding more veggies and saving half for the next day.

3. Chicken Salad Sandwich
Chicken salad is often made with leftover chicken (white meat, dark meat, skin, fat, etc.), but it is still whole, unprocessed protein. Again, there may be a lot of mayo, but like the egg salad sandwich, you can add more veggies and save the other half for later.

2. Roast Beef Sandwich
As mentioned, you should limit your red meat intake, but roast beef is a relatively lean cut. Skip the cheese and add mustard, sauerkraut, or your favorite condiments.

1. Tuna Sandwich
Tuna tops the list because most people don’t eat enough seafood. Again, ditch the cheese and add colorful, healthy, and delicious veggies.

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For a yummy deli sandwich made with the finest and freshest ingredients available, visit the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli in Pomona! We are open weekdays from 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm.

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

The damage of Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the holiday season is still in full effect. Just because you gave into some indulgences on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you should carry on this way for the rest of the holidays. Believe it or not, there is a way to stay healthy and enjoy your favorite holiday foods. Follow these smart tips for a healthier holiday season.

Be Choosy.
Pick your battles wisely. You don’t always have to sample every holiday food you encounter. Rather than indulging in holiday treats on a random day, save them for special days or occasions such as the family dinner or a holiday party. Also, choose the foods you enjoy the most and dismiss the rest.

Stay Curious And Eat Mindfully.
Rather than going into autopilot and snacking on food that’s around, take a moment to ask yourself if you are really hungry and if you really want to be eating that food at the moment. If you are not really hungry, you should reconsider your actions. And if you really are hungry, at least you have taken a moment to acknowledge your hunger and decision to eat. Paying attention and being mindful when making food choices helps you make better, more fulfilling decisions.

Nourish Your Body.
Stay well nourished by eating regularly. Depending on your individual needs, having a regular meal or snack should occur every 3-5 hours to keep you from becoming too hungry. When you starve yourself, or go too long without eating, you become more susceptible to eating sugary, high-calorie foods, partly due to your dwindling blood-sugar levels. Keep your home stocked with healthy and nutritious foods and know where you can grab a healthful meal when you’re out and about. Healthy snacks and meals will help to improve your energy throughout the day as well.

Establish Food Boundaries.
Be polite, but stand firm with food pushers. While most food pushers have good intentions, you don’t want to end up eating food you don’t need or want. So as to not offend food pushers while declining offers, try starting with a compliment and finishing with a deflection, such as “That looks delicious. I’m not hungry right now, but I’ll have some later.” If they continue to insist, try firmly adding, “No, really… I just wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate it right now.” Rehearsing your lines in advance can help as well.

Nourish Your Emotions.
The holiday season can stir up a variety of emotions and stress. With that said, you may want to take a look at your emotional coping strategies. Some of us may find comfort in eating, but this may not be the healthiest route. If you can, avoid using food to cope with stress or emotions, you will find you might feel better. If you find peace in exercise (ex. yoga, daily walk) or simply some quiet alone time, be sure you save time for that to help keep you sane during the hectic holiday season.

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If you need a break from the holiday madness, join us at the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli for a yummy breakfast or lunch. We’re open weekdays from 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm. Got an upcoming meeting, event, or party and need catering? Call us at 909-596-5225 for more information!

Building Healthy Sandwiches

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the holiday season has only just begun. And with the holidays comes the holiday foods. It can be a struggle to stay on track during this time of year. Luckily, preparing meals head of time can help with that, and what’s more convenient than sandwiches?  The tricky thing is that the calories can add up as you add to your sandwich. To build a tasty and healthy sandwich, consider these sandwich tips.

Go Vegetarian
Sticking with a vegetarian sandwich will cut your saturated fat consumption. And when it comes to vegetarian fillings, the options are seemingly endless. From spinach to sprouts, lettuce to lentils, tomatoes to tempeh, you can get rather creative. Depending on your choices, you can also increase your nutrient intake.

Opt For Complex Carbs
Processed, simple carbohydrates (ex. white bread) contain hidden sugars which can cause us to eventually crash and crave more foods. Instead, opt for a clean, complex carb option like sweet potato toast, which is also a great source of fiber. Fiber will help to keep you fuller longer and won’t spike your body’s blood sugar levels.

Swap Spreads For Avocado
Your favorite spreads and condiments could be adding unnecessary calories and sugars to your sandwich. Try swapping those for avocado, which provides a rich, creamy texture. And aside from tasting great, avocados are also packed with heart-healthy fats.

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Let us make your favorite sandwiches and salads today! Dine in at the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli or get your meals delivered via DoorDash or UberEATS.

Food Myths: Sweet Tooth Edition

With misleading labels and health halo foods around us, it’s hard to determine what is really good and bad for us. With proper research and improved FDA regulations and food labels, we can better understand the pros and cons of our favorite foods. Here are some common food myths that may or may not disappoint you.

Honey is healthier than white sugar.
People may believe that honey is healthier than sugar because it can be found in nature. However, sugar is made from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are both plants found in nature, making sugar just as “natural” as honey. In addition, both honey and sugar contain 16 calories per teaspoon. And while the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of honey have only been proven in lab studies, they have yet to be proven in the “real world.”

As with any added sugar or sweetener, they should be used sparingly. Some added sugars include brown sugar, agave, brown rice syrup, molasses, evaporated cane syrup, Demerara sugar, and date sugar.

Eating chocolate is good for your health.
The known health benefits of chocolate come from an antioxidant called flavanoids or flavanols. Unfortunately, most chocolate doesn’t contain enough of this antioxidant to be effective.

Because of the variability in processing chocolate, even 70% cacao might not be rich in flavanols. In lab studies that resulted in flavanols moderately lowering blood pressure, purified preparations were likely used.

In comparison to what we eat, people who ate a quarter pound of dark chocolate daily for three weeks only saw a minor drop in blood pressure. And at 160 calories per ounce, that equates to 640 calories per day from chocolate alone, which is about 1/3 of the RDI.

Frozen yogurt is a low-sugar choice.
While it is a lower-fat option in comparison to ice cream, frozen yogurt is not a low-sugar option. In fact, when fat content is lowered in foods, more sugar is usually added to balance the taste.

The only way to know for sure what you are getting is to read the label or access nutritional information online. Because it is perceived as healthier (thus, flavor is assumed to be compromised), consumers often overcompensate with toppings, which further adds to the sugar content.

If you decide to indulge, there are low- or no-sugar added options available for frozen yogurt.

Watermelon is loaded with sugar.
Watermelon does contain fruit sugar (fructose), however, it is nearly 92% water. While it does taste sweet, it is not loaded with sugar.

Watermelon has a glycemic index (GI) of 75 out of 100, which can be misleading. While its GI score may be high, its glycemic load (GL) is 4. While the GI measures how quickly a carbohydrate will absorb into your bloodstream, the GL takes into consideration the carbohydrates per serving size, making it a better indicator of a food’s affect on blood glucose levels. With that being said, a serving of watermelon will have little impact on your blood sugar.

As a red fruit, watermelon is loaded with lycopene, and with such high water content, is ideal for hydration. One serving (1 cup) contains:

  • 45 calories
  • 20% of daily vitamin C needs
  • 17% vitamin A

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Visit the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli for yummy signature sandwiches, salads, and desserts made from the finest and freshest ingredients available to us. Dine in, enjoy our patio seating, or take it to go!

Health Care And Food Go Hand-In-Hand

When it comes to health, there are many factors that can attribute to the state of our well-being. However, based on our expenditures alone, food plays a significant role on our overall health. While we spend $2.9 trillion annually on health care, we are spending $1.4 trillion on food. By consuming better foods and paying attention to how we feed and fuel our bodies, we can decrease our health care spending while improving our health.

Sustainable Foods
Thanks to new technologies, techniques like hydroponics and aquaponics are enabling new food production frontiers. Crops are requiring less water and can be harvested in unlikely places, such as rooftop gardens. By enabling this, cities are able to produce fresh foods, reducing transportation costs and making produce more accessible.

Farm To Table
The Farm to Table movement encourages the community to help support local farmers, thus decreasing the demand for large food distributors. From this movement, fresh food delivery companies were born. Weekly home delivery boxes include only the freshest produce, breads, cheeses, and other popular local food items.

Cooking At Home
The act of cooking at home has gotten easier. There are companies who deliver pre-portioned and pre-packaged meals that are ready to cook. No need to prep, simply cook and eat. And because the internet is a glorious thing, recipes for nearly anything and everything under the sun is simply an internet search away. Not only are recipes available, but there are a growing number of cooking videos online that may be easier to follow than reading instructions. Since these resources are readily available, more people are testing their skills and building confidence in the kitchen.

Even more impressive is the way tech is entering the cooking field. The June Intelligent Oven uses advanced technologies to determine if your food is done cooking.

Dining Out
Thanks the internet and a variety of apps, consumers have cuisine and nutritional information at their fingertips. They can utilize apps to find out more about the food they are consuming. And they can use platforms like Yelp to see what’s good around their area, and find diet specific menus and restaurants. While this allows consumers to be more conscious about what they put in their bodies, it does not necessarily mean that people will stop their bad habits for a healthier lifestyle.

Prescribing Food
In most cases, prescribing a diet and exercise regimen change can prove more beneficial than prescribing meds alone. For example, with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, medications can help to control it, but a change in dietary habits may eventually eliminate the need for the medication all together. While doctors may suggest changing eating and exercise habits, prescribing a diet and exercise plan could fare better.

Health Insurance
Ideally, this proposal for prescribed foods would be covered by health insurance. The growing number of meal kit delivery programs could work with doctors and insurance companies to develop and implement prescribed diet plans.

Reward Good Food Behavior
Who doesn’t like being rewarded? Along with this prescribed food idea, adding incentives to a health care plan could help aid in the success of this proposed program. For example, much like a safe driver discount with car insurance, by reaching a specific health care goal, insurance deductibles would decrease. If we can offer incentives in other realms, why not apply the principle to our health and health care?

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For sandwiches and salads made with the finest and freshest ingredients available, visit the Brick Market & Deli in Pomona, open weekdays 10:30am-7:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-4:30pm.

Health Benefits Of Food: Both Sides Of The Story

New health trends come and go. One minute, there’s a new superfood, the next minute, it’s bad for you. It’s hard to determine what’s good and bad when there are studies proving both sides. But as the old adage goes, correlation does not equal causation. There may be other factors that could contribute to the positive or negative results of a study, so conclusions should be taken with a grain of salt.

One sided arguments are never the full story. We’ll discuss the good and the bad of common foods which often fall under scrutiny.

Avocados
It’s common knowledge that avocados contain the “good kind of fat” and this is true. Avocados contain healthy monosaturated fats and are packed with more than 20 vitamins. They improve heart health by lowering bad cholesterol and are great for vision as they contain natural chemicals that reduce eye damage. The bad news is their high calorie content. If you’re looking to lose weight, avocados might not be the best choice.

Pickles
Fermented foods are currently experiencing a boom. Pickles fall into that category, providing intestinal and digestive benefits thanks to live (good) bacteria that help regulate the immune system. They can also offer antioxidant protection since the pickling process preserves the natural antioxidants. While these benefits sound good, it is wise to eat pickles in moderation. While they are low in calories, one pickle can contain 49% of your suggested sodium intake.

Coffee
Coffee seems to be one that teeters the line of being bad and good often. Coffee may help fight Type 2 diabetes with its ability to regulate blood sugar, and has also demonstrated an inverse relationship with the risk of many different cancers. However, coffee contains caffeine, which is often linked negative health effects including insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, rapid heartbeat and more.

Chocolate
Chocolate has been linked to lowered risk of both heart disease and stroke. An NYU study found that people who ate 100 grams of cocoa powder scored higher on memory tests. The downside to this is that the other properties of chocolate won’t help the rest of your body, especially in terms of caloric intake.

Red Wine
In moderation, red wine may help in reducing the risk of heart disease by increasing good cholesterol in your body. It also has the ability to burn fat in tests on mice, however, this may not pertain to humans. Consequently, drinking more than one to two glasses a day may lead to abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, liver problems, and more. Red wine is also high in calories, which can lead to weight gain as well.

Nuts
Nuts contain many nutrients and can help lower bad cholesterol levels in your blood. But too much can lead to weight gain as nuts have a high fat and calorie content.

Eggs
Egg yolks contain all the good stuff – calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, folate and panthenic acid, B6 and B12. But, they also contain lots of cholesterol. One egg contains about 185mg of sodium, and our recommended daily intake is 300mg.

Red Meat
Unprocessed lean beef is the best choice when it comes to red meat. Studies show that those who consume more lean beef have higher levels of protein, zinc, potassium, and B vitamins. On the other hand, eating red meat can harden blood vessels and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to another study, people who eat 3 ounces of red meat per day are 13% more likely to die from heart disease or cancer. It is important to remember that moderation is key.

Beer
It is said that the hops in beer can help fight inflammation and improve digestion. The high silicon content of beer is said to help promote strong bones. And various studies have found that those who drink about two beers per day are at a 25% lower risk of getting heart disease. But as with any alcohol, it is addictive and can lead to liver disease if over-consumed.

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March is National Nutrition Month

We take both our own health and yours seriously. Our goal is to provide you with a healthy alternative when it comes to dining. Since March is National Nutrition Month, and to go along with this year’s theme, we wanted to help you “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle.”

As mentioned, this year’s theme promotes making plans for a healthy lifestyle by consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and exercising daily. The goal is to maintain a healthy body weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and support overall health maintenance. Below you will find ways to help get you started on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

Consume Less Calories

The key to consuming less calories isn’t about depriving yourself from your guilty pleasures. Instead, practice portion control. Check the label and portion a single serving to enjoy, rather than snacking directly from the box or bag. And to feel fuller longer, incorporate more water, fiber, and protein in your diet. Feeling satiated for longer periods will not only cut down on unhealthy snacking, but you’ll likely feel better as well.

Make Informed Food Choices

When it comes to packaged foods, don’t believe all the claims. Take the time to check the nutrition facts and ingredients to really know what you’re putting into your body. Ingredients are listed in descending order based on the amount within the product. The first few ingredients should be things you can identify, so if it is something you can’t even pronounce, or if there is lots of added sugar or starches, it might be best to skip it.

Daily Exercise

You don’t necessarily need to hit it hard at the gym every day, but a little exercise to get your heart pumping daily is helpful. It is recommended that a person does about 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least 5 days a week, but you can gradually work your way up to that. Things like taking a walk around the block or the park can get you started on the right path. Not only does exercise help control weight, but it also increases your mood and energy levels and promotes better sleep. For more exercise ideas and tips, you can visit our Health and Fitness board on Pinterest.

It’s always great to start working toward a healthier lifestyle, but if you have any questions or concerns, it’s always best to consult with your doctor. He or she can help you decide what’s best for you, especially if you have any preexisting conditions.

Are you making any changes this month? Exercising more or eating better? We would love to know what you’re doing and hear about your progress. Share with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram! You can also connect with us on Vine and LinkedIn, too.

If you’re looking for a quick and healthy meal in Pomona, visit your neighborhood deli! We’re open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm to whip up yummy sandwiches and salads just for you. Online ordering is also available Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm.