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All the comfort of your favorite food, but healthier!
08.14.2014 [SMH Extra]

pulledporkA pulled pork sandwich defines comfort food for many people. But food that’s comforting doesn’t have to mean lots of fat and very little nutritional value. You can enjoy your favorite meals at home if you use healthier and fresh ingredients.

Sarasota Memorial’s Windows Cafe recently served a version of pulled pork that keeps a balanced diet in mind. Mix lean pulled pork with barbecue sauce (look for sauces that are low in sodium and have no added refined sugars/high fructose corn syrup).

Top with julienned carrots and place on a low-carb flat bread. Add a few broiled potato wedges lightly brushed with EVOO and garden herbs. Finish with fresh cut tomato wedges and a little low-fat shredded cheese.

The fresh veggies are great additions to a meal that will satisfy those comfort food cravings!

Looking for help to lose weight, address a health concern or change old habits? Sarasota Memorial’s nutrition and lifestyle coaches can offer you support and education. Click here for more info or call (941) 917-7468.


Listen in for healthy updates!
07.30.2014 | SMH Extra

Get a quick dose of healthy news in your life! A new podcast series, Sarasota Memorial HealthCasts, is live on iTunes. To access/subscribe to the series, search “Sarasota Memorial HealthCasts” in the iTunes store. You also can click the “Follow Us” icon on the podcast home page here. The latest HealthCast topic is “Why Men Aren’t Living as […]

Signs of hypoglycemia may be overlooked in older adults
06.25.2014 | Wellness

Hypoglycemia (blood glucose level that drops below 70 mg/dL.) has been recognized as one of the most common and most serious diabetes-related emergencies for older adults. In fact, a new study shows a higher rate of hospital admissions for older adults with hypoglycemia, with admission rates for hypoglycemia now exceeding those for hyperglycemia (high blood glucose level) among seniors. Signs […]

The gyro is the hero of summer meals
06.17.2014 | Wellness

Gyros are a great, versatile lunch or dinner  - You can make the sandwich to satisfy a wide range of diets and tastes. Our Food & Nutrition staff in Windows Cafe came up with a delicious recipe for Chicken Gyros. The dish has grilled chicken strips with tzatziki sauce (made of low-fat Greek yogurt, diced cucumbers, garlic and lemon juice – […]

A perfect parfait
05.29.2014 | Wellness

For a healthy, nutritious yet satisfying snack or lunch, it’s hard to beat low-fat Greek yogurt with chunks of fresh fruit and cereal shown at right. It’s a creation from our new yogurt bar in Windows Cafe at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. You can easily make this at home – Check to see what fruits, nuts and healthy cereals […]

Cool drink for warm holiday weekend
05.22.2014 | Uncategorized

This Memorial Day weekend, cool off with your own homemade and healthy Juicy Tomato Smoothie, a refreshing alternative to fruit smoothies that has lower sodium than many canned vegetable juices. 4 Servings Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 2.5 Ingredients Tomatoes, chopped – 3 cups No-sodium tomato juice – 1 cup Apple […]

Take the first step to fitness with these events
04.25.2014 | SMH Extra

Visit Sarasota Memorial’s HealthFit center April 28-30 for a series of free medically integrated fitness events. Monday, April 28, 12 pm Join Fitness Lead Doug Sham, M. Ed, ACSM for a FREE LECTURE, “Exercise Is Medicine®.” Learn guiding principles for fitness shared by the AMA (American Medical Association), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and […]

This Easter, Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
04.16.2014 | Uncategorized

Planning an Easter brunch? Add this yummy yet healthier Apple Coffee Cake to the menu for a sweet treat! Ingredients Tart apples, cored, peeled, chopped 5 cups Sugar: 1 cup Dark raisins: 1 cup Pecans, chopped: ½ cup Vegetable oil: ¼ cup Vanilla: 2 teaspoons Egg, beaten: 1 All-purpose flour, sifted: 2 ½ cups Baking […]

Do you have good taste? These techniques will help!
03.24.2014 | SMH Extra

When it comes to choosing what to eat, nutrition is important, but flavor is likely the true motivator and also the key to eating right, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month in March is the perfect time to experiment with new flavors and combinations in healthy meals and “Enjoy the […]

Give your table a new flavor with these healthy recipes
03.17.2014 | Uncategorized

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by enjoying the flavors of fresh, healthy food with these dietitian-inspired recipes!  The dishes were created by Cathlyn Berning, RD, LDN, who has a culinary degree and is a lead in Sarasota Memorial’s Food & Nutrition Services and a manager of the hospital’s 1700 South restaurant. Sesame Encrusted Tuna […]