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 Airmont Healthy Food Options

10901, Neighborhood, Grill & Bar, Airmont, NY, Rockland County, Applebee’s restaurant, local schools, history, locations, about Applebee's | Rockland Applebee's - Airmont / Suffern

845-369-7700 
  Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, serving Traditional American food, is located at 221 Route 59, Airmont NY 10901 in Rockland County. Each Applebee’s restaurant reflects its local neighborhood. The decor conveys local themes with photographs and memorabilia highlighting hometown heroes, local schools, and area history.

From Applebee’s: "Applebee's menu features beef, chicken and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta and seafood, with a selection of signature menu items found only at Applebee's. The Pick 'N Pair Lunch Combos are especially popular for the busy lunchtime crowd, offering more than 60 different combinations. The Weight Watchers International, Inc. menu, launched in May of 2004 in nearly all Applebee's restaurants nationwide, continues to be successful today with a number of smart and tasty menu items listing their Weight Watcher's PointsPlus™ values." Applebee's - Airmont / Suffern | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Congers Healthy Food Options

10920, Bully Boy Bar, New American cuisine, Rockland County in the Hudson Valley, Fabulous food, excellent service, Sunday brunch | Rockland Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar

845-268-6555 
  Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar, serving New American cuisine, is located at 117 North Route 303, Congers NY 10920, Rockland County in the Hudson Valley.

From Restaurant X: "Restaurant X is located in Congers, New York. This charming country restaurant boasts lush landscaping and a free-form pond which adds ambiance during any season. Restaurant X offers a variety of rooms, each with its own feel. Close to the entrance is the Bully Boy Bar and adjoining lounge, where dinner is served alongside a roaring fire. Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Nanuet Healthy Food Options

10954, Organic options, Bread and Bakery, Café, bread, sandwiches, soups, salad, nutritional calculator, food tastes good, healthy alternative to fast food, WiFi = Free | Rockland Panera Bread - Nanuet

845-624-3000 
  Panera Bread and Bakery Cafe is located at 24A Rockland Plaza North, Middletown Road, Nanuet, NY 10954, Rockland County in the Hudson Valley.

Panera Bread Food Policy: "We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends. Every day, at every location, trained bakers craft and bake each loaf from scratch, using the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads." Panera Bread - Nanuet | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Nyack Healthy Food Options

10960, Cafe, Hudson River Town, Vegetarian, Organic restaurant, Nyack NY, 'Live' Music, Local, organic ingredients, Outdoor dining, Vegetarian, The word is, Dine at Art Cafe, organic, vegetarian, affordable prices, Israeli cuisine, Israeli cuisine, Resta | Rockland Art Cafe of Nyack "Organic Vegetarian"

845-353-4230 
  The Art Café of Nyack, a Mid-Eastern Israeli café serving organic, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine, is located at 65 South Broadway, Nyack NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.

From Art Café of Nyack: "Located in Nyack, Art Café is a cozy coffee shop serving organic-delicious coffee & fresh-delicious cuisine. Art Café's cuisine is inspired by the many coffee shops that you might find in the streets of Tel Aviv and Europe, with a mix of traditional Israeli recipes and some new creative flavors. Not only do we have a passion for great taste but we also focus on our food being healthy. We integrate organic products wherever possible into our dishes. Our commitment to great quality and flavor has led us to Blue Bottle Coffee, a fully organic and fresh brand of coffee based in Oakland, that pairs well with many of our dishes. We now serve a variety of Wines, Beers, and Prosecco cocktails.

"The roots of the Art Café run very deep through the personal history of its proprietor, Dorit Kramer. Born in Israel to a family that had been living in Jerusalem for nine generations, Dorit learned the arts of cooking and hospitality not by going to school, but by absorbing the world that surrounded her– a world full of warm personalities. It is an echo of all things that have come before, but when it hits your ears, it sounds like nothing you’ve heard before." Art Cafe of Nyack  "Organic Vegetarian" | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

Burritos, Hudson River Town, casual Mexican, Larchmont, Westchester County, Nyack, Rockland County, healthy items, menus, reviews, about Harry's Burritos, Restaurant Review, The word is, margaritas, great happy hour | Rockland Harry's Burritos - Nyack

845-353-5520 
  Harry's Burritos is a casual Mexican located at 94 Chatsworth Ave in Larchmont, Westchester County, and 90 Main Street in Nyack, Rockland County.

From Harry's Burritos: "Named after my Grandfather and Father, Harry's Burritos and Benny's Burritos have been making delicious burritos and an assortment of Cal/Mex inspired offerings since 1987. As an art student in San Francisco in the late 70's and early 80's and living on a rather limited budget, burritos were the perfect meal. When I returned to NYC in 1985 I had a hard time finding a burrito that came close to those I had tasted on the west coast. With this in mind I opened Harry's Burritos in 1987. Benny's Burritos opened 4 months later and we've been rolling our own ever since. We continue to refine our menu and come up with new and healthy items. As always, all of our ingredients are prepared fresh daily and never use any lard, animal rennet or artificial preservatives and never any trans fats." Harry's Burritos - Nyack | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

10960, Hudson River Town, New American cuisine, Nyack, NY, Rockland County, lower-Hudson Valley, Hudson House restaurant, private parties, sidewalk dining, back patio, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining on patio, Sunday Brunch, restaurant | Rockland Hudson House of Nyack

845-353-1355 
  Hudson House of Nyack, serving New American cuisine, is located at 134 Main Street, Nyack, NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.

From Hudson House: "The Hudson House restaurant is situated in the former village hall and jailhouse in the quaint, but busy, Victorian village of Nyack, NY. Downstairs in our restaurant we serve dinner daily (except Mondays), and offer contemporary American cuisine.

"The two erstwhile jail cells remain and house the wine cellar, and the walls and ceilings are covered in the original pressed tin dating from the 1800s. Upstairs, where the village judge held court, is an additional dining room available for private parties of any occasion. In warm weather, the large front doors open to sidewalk dining. There is also a back patio, for quieter “tête-à-têtes. Hudson House of Nyack | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

10960,Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian cuisine, Nyack, NY, Hudson River Towns, healthy meal, freshest ingredients, Caribbean spices, 100% vegan, vegetarians, Restaurant Review, Local and organic, Healthy food options, affordable prices | Rockland Nyack Main Essentials

845-512-8692 
  Nyack Main Essentials, serving Caribbean, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine, is located at 145 Main Street, Nyack, NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.

From the owner: "Looking for a healthy meal that doesn't compromise on taste? By utilizing the freshest ingredients and the best Caribbean spices available, Nyack Main Essentials presents a balanced alternative to fast food. Our food is all natural and free of MSG, artificial flavors, and chemicals. We are also 100% vegan, using no animal products. Stop in today and see why vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike have been dining at Nyack Main Essentials time and time again." Nyack Main Essentials | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

10960, French café, bakery, Nyack, NY, Hudson River Town, desserts of France, perfect spot for a light meal, Gluten free options, super cute cafe" best French pastry, Bread, pastries, sandwiches, Great place for a light lunch, Restaurant Review | Rockland Patisserie Didier Dumas

845-353-2031 
  Patisserie Didier Dumas, a small French cafe and bakery, is located at 163 Main Street, Nyack, NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.

From Patisserie Didier Dumas: "Whether you are a regular who stops by every morning for a coffee and pastry or an occasional Nyack visitor who seeks that special lunch location, Patisserie Didier Dumas has delicious items that will please you.The art of the dessert is taken to new heights by master artisan chef Didier Dumas who creates novel and elegant cakes, pies and pastries that make for a perfect ending to a gourmet meal. Patisserie Didier Dumas | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

10960, Hudson River Town, breakfast, lunch, brunch, Nyack, NY, Restaurant Review, Family Restaurant, Outdoor seating, Serving breakfast and lunch, Sunday Brunch, Vegetarian options, The word is, delicious breakfasts, affordable prices, healthy options | Rockland Strawberry Place

845-358-9511 
  Strawberry Place, serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch, is located at 72 South Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Rockland County.

Restaurant Review
Cash only
Family Restaurant
Natural food | Healthy food options
Noise level = Can get loud
Outdoor seating
Serving breakfast and lunch (7am to 4pm)
Sunday Brunch
Vegetarian options
Strawberry Place | Rockland restaurant review, more . . .
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 Suffern Healthy Food Options

10901, Pharmacy, Suffern/Montebello, NY, Westchester County | Rockland CVS Pharmacy - Suffern, 5 Indian Rock

845-357-1500 
  CVS Pharmacy
5 Indian Rock
Suffern/Montebello, NY 10901
Westchester County CVS Pharmacy - Suffern, 5 Indian Rock | Rockland  more . . .
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 West Nyack Healthy Food Options

10994, Mexican Grill, Palisades Center, West Nyack, NY Platinum LEED certified restaurant, sustainably raised food, pasture-raised cows, outdoor pastures, , pasture-raised poultry and pork, sustainably raised food with, great taste | Rockland Chipotle Mexican Grill - West Nyack

845-512-7056 
  Chipotle Mexican Grill is located at 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994 in Rockland County.

From Chipotle: What is food with integrity ?

Food With Integrity is a journey that started more than a decade ago and one that will never end. Through our ongoing commitment to finding better, more sustainable sources for all of the ingredients we serve, Chipotle is changing the way people think about and eat fast food. We call this effort "Food with Integrity" and it has us working with suppliers who share our commitment to raising food in ways that demonstrate respect for people, the environment and farm animals. We have always maintained a belief in being transparent about our supply chain practices. Chipotle Mexican Grill - West Nyack | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

10994, Haagen-Dazs Shop, serving Ice Cream, Gelato, Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY in Rockland County, honey bees, save the bees, Restaurant Review, Ice Cream | Gelato, The word is, natural ice cream, chocolate milkshakes, sorbet | Rockland Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream - Palisades Center Drive

845-358-5733 
  Haagen-Dazs Shop, serving ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and yogurt made without chemicals is located at Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY 10994 in Rockland County.

From Haagen-Dazs® ice cream: "Since 2008, Haagen-Dazs ice cream has partnered with leading research facilities to donate more than $700,000 to honey bee research . . . Our contributions recognize the role honey bees play in our food production. When you buy a carton of our ice cream, you help Haagen-Dazs ice cream fund research to save the bees. Giving back has never been so delicious."
    Haagen-Dazs offers many delicious products, including:

    Butter Pecan Ice Cream
    Ingredients: cream, skim milk, sugar, Skim Milk (Lactose Reduced), pecans (pecans, coconut oil, salt, butter [salt, cream]), corn syrup, egg yolks, salt, vanilla extract

    Strawberry Ice Cream
    Ingredients: cream, skim milk, strawberries, sugar, egg yolks

    Raspberry Sorbet
    Ingredients: water, raspberry puree, sugar, corn syrup, fruit pectin, lemon juice concentrate

    Gelato limoncello
    Ingredients: skim milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, egg yolks, lemon juice concentrate, vodka, lemon extract, pectin.

    Gelato Black cherry Amaretto
    Ingredients: skim milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, black cherries, egg yolks, pectin, natural flavors, cherries, cherry juice concentrate, chokeberry juice (for color), elderberry juice (for color, apple juice, lemon juice concentrate

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Serving real, rich, NO chemical ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and yogurt. Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream - Palisades Center Drive | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

10994, Organic options, Bread and Bakery, Café, bread, sandwiches, soups, salad, nutritional calculator, food tastes good, healthy alternative to fast food, WiFi = Free | Rockland Panera Bread - West Nyack

845-358-3671 
  Panera Bread and Bakery Cafe is located at 140 North Route 303, West Nyack, NY 10994, Rockland County in the lower Hudson Valley.

Panera Bread Food Policy: "We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends. Every day, at every location, trained bakers craft and bake each loaf from scratch, using the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads." Panera Bread - West Nyack | Rockland restaurant review, website and more . . .

 More Hudson Valley  Healthy Food Options

Healthy Food Options | Albany Albany County
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Healthy Food Options | Columbia Columbia County
      [4 listings over 2 locations]
Healthy Food Options | Dutchess Dutchess County
      [17 listings over 10 locations]
Healthy Food Options | Greene Greene County
      [1 listing over 1 location]
Healthy Food Options | Orange Orange County
      [7 listings over 4 locations]
Healthy Food Options | Putnam Putnam County
      [7 listings over 4 locations]
Healthy Food Options | Rensselaer Rensselaer County
      [2 listings over 1 location]
Healthy Food Options | Ulster Ulster County
      [19 listings over 9 locations]
Healthy Food Options | Westchester Westchester County
      [78 listings over 35 locations]


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Hudson River Valley

Restaurants serving Local, Organic, and Natural Ingredients
If you are lucky enough to live in the Hudson Valley, you will find many restaurants offering foods that are prepared with fresh ingredients, grass-fed meats, organic vegetables, and healthy oils. The ingredients often come from the farms down the road. You can't get more local than that!

Restaurants serving Natural Food
Find healthy, natural, restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Many restaurants in the Hudson Valley offer foods prepared with local ingredients supplied by nearby farms. Taste the difference. A meal prepared with natural and local ingredients tastes fresh and delicious. Natural foods taste good and are good for you.

Many restaurants in the Hudson Valley of New York offer food prepared with local ingredients supplied by local farms in Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Columbia County. Taste the difference. A meal prepared with natural and local ingredients tastes fresh and delicious. Natural foods taste good and are good for you. Restaurants serving natural and healthy food options include:

Trans-Fats and Hydrogenated Oils
"How do those cookies stay so fresh and moist after sitting on the supermarket shelves for weeks?" Part of the answer is trans-fat, a partially hydrogenated fat that is used, among other things, to make crackers and cookies stay fresh tasting longer. The Federal Food and Drug Administration require that information on trans-fat content be included on all food labels. The reason is that it can raise “bad” cholesterol levels while lowering “good” cholesterol levels.

FDA Labeling Requirements
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now require food manufacturers to list Trans-Fats on Nutrition Facts and some Supplement Facts panels. Scientific evidence shows that consumption of saturated fat, Trans Fat, and dietary cholesterol raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol levels that increase the risk of coronary heart disease. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, over 12.5 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease, and more than 500,000 die each year. This makes coronary heart disease one of the leading causes of death in the United States today.

FDA has required that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol be listed on the food label since 1993. By adding Trans Fat on the Nutrition Facts panel (required by January 1, 2006), consumers now know for the first time how much of all three: saturated fat, Trans Fat, and cholesterol, are in the foods they choose. Identifying saturated fat, Trans Fat, and cholesterol on the food label gives consumers information to make heart-healthy food choices that help them reduce their risk of coronary heart disease. This revised label, which includes information on Trans Fat as well as saturated fat and cholesterol, will be of particular interest to people concerned about high blood cholesterol and heart disease. However, all Americans should be aware of the risk posed by consuming too much saturated fat, Trans Fat, and cholesterol.

What is Trans Fat?
Trans Fat is an artery-clogging fat found in vegetable shortenings, some margarines, crackers, cookies, snack foods, and other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils.

Why are Trans-Fats bad for you?
Trans Fat is made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oil, a process called hydrogenation. Hydrogenation increases the shelf life and flavor stability of foods containing these fats.

    Trans-Fats clog our body as bacon grease clogs the kitchen sink.
    The stiffer and harder fats are, the more they clog up your arteries. Over time, they can "clog the pipes" that feed the heart and brain, which can lead to heart attack or stroke risk. Trans-Fats increase your risk of heart disease.

Trans-Fats cause significant and serious lowering of HDL (good) cholesterol and a significant and serious increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol; make the arteries more rigid; cause major clogging of arteries; cause insulin resistance; cause or contribute to type 2 diabetes; and cause or contribute to other serious health problems.

Why are Trans Fatty Acids put into so many food products?
Food manufacturers started putting them in products because they allow for a longer shelf life. Crackers, for example, can stay on the shelf and stay crispy for years in part because of the hydrogenated fats in them.

Are Trans-Fats bad for kids?
Trans-Fats increase the risk for heart disease. Children who start at age 3 or 4 eating a steady diet of fast food, pop tarts, commercially prepared fish sticks, stick margarine, cake, candy, cookies and microwave popcorn can be expected to get heart disease earlier than kids who are eating foods without Trans-Fats. While a person may not get heart disease until they are in their 40s, by starting healthy eating habits early, parents can help their children avoid heart attacks and stroke.

How can I keep my family healthy?
Learn about foods that support your family's health and learn how "junk food" harms your children. Most parents know that chips, soda, and other junk food, are bad for their kids. So why would a parent buy chips and soda for their family? As an alternative to soda, try real juice mixed with carbonated water. Or, for a wonderful summer drink, try lemon in a glass of water with ice. As an alternative to chips, try celery and carrot sticks or natural bread toasted and thinly sliced.

    Junk foods are typically ready-to-eat convenience foods that contain high levels of saturated fats, salt, and/or sugar. Junk food has little or no fruit, vegetables, or dietary fiber. Junk food has little or no health benefits but does have the ability to damage your health. Junk foods include salted snack foods, soda, candy, most sweet desserts, fried fast food, high sugar content foods, and the list goes on.

    If you do not bring junk food into your kitchen, your children will not eat it! Don't buy products that will harm your family's health. Although you cannot control what older kids eat outside, you can create a "healthy" kitchen in your own home as a basis for good "healthful" eating in and out of the home.

Healthy Foods to Eat
The closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you. Fresh fruit and berries are and excellent source of nutrition and can satisfy a craving for sweets. Whole vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals, so eat more green, orange and yellow vegetables. Pasta or baked goods can be made from whole grains. And, be sure to avoid sugary snacks and pastries.

    Healthy Foods
    Vegetables - dark green leafy, cabbage, broccoli, kale . . .
    Fresh Fruit - apples, berries, melon . . .
    Whole and cracked grains
    Pasta made from wheat
    Beans and Legumes
    Healthy Fats
      Extra virgin olive oil
      Nuts (walnuts)
      Seeds (pumpkin)
      Flaxseeds (sprinkle over oatmeal, yogurt, or a healthy cereal)
    Fish, Seafood, Poultry
      Sardines
      Wild Alaskan Salmon canned (great on a sandwich)
      Wild Alaskan Salmon (whole)
      Lean Turkey (organic)
      Lean Chicken (organic)
    Yogurt
    Eggs
    Ice pops (Kids love ice pops made from "real" juice.)
    Water

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in ocean fish are often deficient in our diets. A general recommendation is that we eat fish two or three times a week. Baked fish and baked chicken is healthier than fried food; and lean meats like grass-fed bison or venison may be healthier than higher fat beef. Try to avoid all processed lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon, and sausages known to have a lot of saturated fat and nitrates in them that you don't want in your body.

Basic Food Pyramids
A pyramid is an easy way to show how the pieces of a healthy diet fit together. The base of the pyramid is comprised of foods that should be the foundation — or the bulk — of your healthy diet. In contrast, foods you should eat in smaller amounts or less frequently are shown in the smaller sections of the pyramid.

Although many variations of the food pyramid exist, most emphasize the following advice:

  • Eat more plant foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Reduce intake of animal foods, which are also the natural source for cholesterol.
  • Substitute healthy plant fats in place of saturated and Trans-Fats.
  • Limit sweets and salt.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.

Sources:
Mayoclinic, Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Article on Trans-Fats and Hydrogenated Oils by Andy Spano, Westchester County Executive, 2008



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