Salads made with fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for your health!
And now Jason’s Deli in Pearland offers its clients the opportunity to enjoy a delicious salad made from fruits, vegetables and whole grains, among other healthy ingredients, proven to reduce the risk for cancer. The healthy salad was created by the deli’s chefs in collaboration with the cancer prevention researchers and nutritionists-dieticians of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Eat Without the Guilt
The 301-calorie salad – yes, you can eat the entire plate without the guilt – was created according to the guidelines for the reduction of cancer risks issued by the American Institute of Cancer Research and World Research Fund. Each serving costs $8.59 – truly, great value for your money considering the double benefits of delicious tastes and health benefits.
Lest anybody thinks that the salad is just another over-hyped salad with ingredients thrown in together without so much thought, think again. The chefs from Jason’s Deli and the health professionals from MD Anderson collaborated for several months in identifying the best nutrient-dense ingredients and their combinations.
The set-up was straightforward: The MD Anderson professionals identified the nutrient-dense ingredients while the Jason’s Deli chefs mixed the ingredients into the final salad mix. The main ingredients are quinoa, mango and shrimp, a mix that combined healthy carbohydrate, protein and fat sources as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
The partnership between the cancer and culinary experts reminds people that, indeed, there are easy steps that can be taken to reduce the risks of a cancer diagnosis. This is the assertion of Dr. Therese Bevers, an MD Anderson Cancer Center clinical cancer prevention professor.
The Pearland restaurant is just one of Jason Deli’s 250 locations across the United States that now offers the Quinoa, Shrimp and Mango Salad. Jason’s Deli has restaurants in 29 states with 22 restaurants in the Greater Houston area alone. The Pearland restaurant is at 9517 Broadway St., Suite 117.
This was a company-wide fundraiser that ended on June 30 although the deli will continue to offer the healthy salad on its menu until spring next year. The fundraiser involved guests donating $1 to the campaign and receiving a Sharpie marker to create a tribute, as well as encouraged to spread the word on social media. Part of the proceeds from in-store bottled sales was also donated.
According to Dr. Bevers, their alliance with Jason’s Deli goes beyond the fundraising aspect. Jason’s Deli and MD Anderson Cancer Center works for their mutual interests in two aspects, namely, to provide people with healthy, delicious and accessible dining options and to promote a largely plant-based diet with high potential for cancer risk reduction.
On the part of Joe’s Deli, CEO Joe Tortorice, Jr. expressed that the company was deeply honoured with its participation in the campaign alongside MD Anderson. Many of Joe’s Deli’s employees were touched by cancer and, thus, the campaign is a meaningful pursuit for them.
Eat the Quinoa, Shrimp and Mango Salad, have a chance at beating a cancer diagnosis! Or make your own with ingredients sourced from Whole Foods.