This year has been anything but normal. It has been hard on everyone. In these uncertain times, we have really focused on supporting other local businesses. One way we have liked to support local restaurants is ordering take-out. We are lucky to have so many great restaurants in our area. One restaurant that has delicious and nutritious options is Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fire Pizza.
We all know that it is important to eat a balanced diet for overall health. Traditional Italian foods are part of the Mediterranean style of eating, which focuses on fresh vegetables and fruits, grains, beans, nuts and seeds, olive oil, and moderate amounts of lean poultry and fish.
At Maggie’s Farm, they use fresh ingredients and traditional Italian dishes to make you feel like you are in Italy. Another highlight is they can cater to your specific dietary preferences or needs of their customers. They offer vegan and vegetarian options to those interested. They have a variety of delicious dishes that nutrient-dense ingredients.
Some ingredients you will see on their menu are:
Tomatoes – These fruits are essential in Italian foods. They serve as the base of Maggie’s Farm pizza and marinara sauces and are an excellent source of vitamin C, and high in vitamin A, potassium, and folate.
Olive Oil – Olive oil is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which help to lower your LDL cholesterol. Maggie’s Farm uses olive oil in many of their dishes like in their pesto sauce.
Garlic – Garlic is a staple of Italian cuisine. It can provide heart health benefits like lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Maggie’s Farm uses garlic as a flavor enhancer in their pizzas and pasta dishes.
Ricotta – Maggie’s Farm uses ricotta in its delicious cannelloni dish. Ricotta is a good source of protein and also calcium.
Grains – Unrefined grains are abundant in Italian cuisine. They are a good source of fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E. Fiber helps promote healthy digestion, which can help stabilize blood sugar and help to reduce LDL cholesterol. Find grains in Maggie’s Farm pizza crust or their house-made pasta and bread.
Try out Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza today for a delicious and balanced meal.
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