The baptist immunity bowl is now available at della bowls through the month of december
We've all got immunity on the brain lately, so we partnered up with Lucette Talamas, Registered Dietitian at Baptist Health South Florida, to create the Baptist Immunity Bowl that will be offered at The Doral Yard through the month of December.
The satisfying, vibrant Baptist Immunity Bowl is layered with bold tastes and a variety of textures, including:
- black coconut rice
- seasoned tempeh
- roasted sweet potatoes
- marinated kale
- sesame broccoli
- rich citrus-tahini Orange Sauce
- toasted almonds
We recently held a virtual cooking and nutrition class with about 40 participants to dive a bit deeper into the bowl and its ingredients. Lucette elaborated on the key foods to eat in order to truly nourish our immune system and strengthen our defenses, then followed the discussion with an interactive cooking lesson on how to make the bowl at home.
We're sharing some of the key points from her super-informative nutritional presentation here. You'll clearly see why we selected the combined ingredients we did to make the appropriately named Baptist Immunity Bowl! It's packed with all the good stuff, and so tasty you'll be coming back for more.
To maintain a healthy diet
- Eat plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits (color = nutrients).
- Choose whole grain foods.
- Vary your protein sources.
Lucette is a big fan of della bowls because all of these points are covered in our food! We thrive on vibrant colors, lots of vegetable variety, healthy plant-based proteins and whole grains, and truly nourishing whole foods combined in delicious ways!
Key nutrients in supporting a strong immune system
- Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E
- gut health is also key!
Ingredients that are included in the Baptist Immunity Bowl are highlighted in blue.
Foods high in Vitamin A (beta-carotene) include
- yellow, orange, and red bell peppers
- orange root vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots
- orange fruits like mangos
- leafy greens like broccoli, cabbage, kale, and celery
Foods high in Vitamin C include
- bell peppers of all colors
- brussels sprouts
- citrus of all types (orange)
Foods high in Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) include
- nuts and seeds, particularly almonds
- canned fish, like tuna and sardines
- fortified milk and nut milk
Foods high in Vitamin B, zinc, and iron include
- nuts and seeds (sesame)
- legumes and pulses (beans and lentils) (tempeh)
- whole grains (forbidden rice)
Keeping your gut healthy is also a key ingredient to sustaining a healthy immune system. Gut-healthy foods include
- Probiotics: fermented foods, like tempeh and miso
- Prebiotics: whole grains, fruits and veggies, especially garlic
Living a healthy lifestyle is also key to supporting a healthy immune system.
- Eat healthy.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Minimize stress.
The best way to ensure that you are getting as many key nutrients and vitamins in your diet is to eat as many colors as possible every day.
Interested in trying the Immunity Bowl? There are two ways to try it...
1. Get it at The Doral Yard this month!
2. Order the bowl for delivery via The Doral Yard app.
3. Make the bowl at home.
If you can't make it in to see us in person or order online, you can always try your hand at making the bowl at home. Recipes you'll need to make the bowl include:
- sesame broccoli
- citrus-tahini Orange Sauce
- Find marinated kale and toasted almonds in this recipe
- Becultured tempeh
- roasted sweet potatoes are just made by cutting & roasting them in olive oil & salt
- coconut black rice is made with 1 part forbidden rice +1 part water + 1 part coconut milk
Stay connected with Baptist Health and Lucette Talamas, and watch for future collaboration classes.
Baptist also offers weekly virtual classes. Visit events.baptisthealth.net