Hudson River Valley
Hudson River Valley

Putnam County

Healthy Food Options

 All Brewster Listings

 Brewster Healthy Food Options

10509, Brewster, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Brewster NY, Putnam County, Applebee’s restaurant, local schools, history, locations, about Applebee's | Putnam Applebee's - Brewster

  Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, serving Traditional American food, is located at 115 Independent Way, Brewster, NY 10509 in Putnam 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 - Brewster | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Cold Spring Healthy Food Options

10516, frozen yogurt, Cold Spring, NY, food in the Village of Cold Spring, Restaurant Review, Healthy Food Options, Organic options, best frozen yogurt I've ever had, healthy options, organic salads and paninis | Putnam Frozenberry Frozen Yogurt - Cold Spring

  Frozenberry, serving frozen yogurt, is located at 116 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.

From Frozenberry: "Our Gourmet Frozen Yogurt is made with the highest quality ingredients and our secret recipes are specially blended for a smooth and creamy taste. We craft our gourmet frozen yogurt with only the highest counts of beneficial live and active natural yogurt cultures. Our Frozen Yogurt is a great alternative source of calcium. Frozenberry Frozen Yogurt - Cold Spring | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10516, Cafe & Market, Cold Spring, NY, local ingredients, local grass-fed beef, picnics, hikes, about The Market at Hudson Hil's Cafe, Restaurant Review, Local, grass-fed and organic ingredients, Outdoor dining on front porch, Farm-to-Table local cuisine | Putnam Hudson Hil's Café & Market "Organic & Grass-Fed"

  Hudson Hil's Cafe & Market, serving Farm-to-Table local cuisine, is located at 129 - 131 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 in Putnam County.

From the owner: "Two years ago, Garrison residents Bob and Hilary Hayes got the idea to open a restaurant that would take advantage of the Hudson River Valley’s bounty. At the time, Bob was at home with their young children and Hilary was commuting to Wall Street as an equity analyst. A classically trained chef, Bob wanted back in the kitchen and Hilary wanted more time with the kids. By February 2011, they found themselves welcoming more than 150 guests to the gala opening of their new Hudson Hil’s Café & Market, which features only the freshest ingredients from New York organic farms. 'We like being a part of the community,' says Hilary. 'It’s really nice working with our customers to find special products for them and make their occasions memorable with the best of the Hudson Valley'." Hudson Hil's Café & Market  "Organic & Grass-Fed" | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .
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 Garrison Healthy Food Options

10524, Highlands Country Club, American cuisine, great meal, best local ingredients, delicious fresh food, casual rustic Tavern, patio, Natural and organic ingredients, Outdoor Dining, Garrison NY, Putnam County, Hudson Valley, Restaurant Review | Putnam Tavern at the Highlands Country Club

  Tavern at the Highlands Country Club, serving American cuisine, is located at 955 Route 9D, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. "A great meal starts with great ingredients. At Tavern, we strive to find the best local ingredients for our dishes, farmed in a manner that sustains the land for future generations. Whenever possible, the products that we feature on our menu are raised naturally without the use of chemicals, hormones or antibiotics." Tavern at the Highlands Country Club | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .

10524, Valley Restaurant, Inn at The Garrison, Garrison, NY, small plate, stunning views, The word is, terrace, magnificent views, brunch, Restaurant Review, Farm-To-Table, Local, grass-fed, and organic options, Outdoor dining, Saturday  Sunday Brunch | Putnam Valley Restaurant at The Garrison Inn

  Valley Restaurant at Inn at The Garrison, pursues a contemporary fine dining menu of inspired American cuisine. Valley is located at 2015 US 9 at Snake Hill Road, Garrison, NY 10524 in Putnam County.

"Now open year round, Valley has been recognized as a premier dining venue in the Hudson Valley since its opening in 2004. Its seasonal American cuisine, which showcases ingredients from our own two-acre Garrison Farm as well as from other farmers in the region, is a tribute to our efforts to include many locally grown, raised and prepared food products. Valley's menu changes regularly with the season and according to what is perfectly ripe that day. Each Thursday, Valley features an Eat Local lounge menu, including burgers and "small plate" items. Valley Restaurant at The Garrison Inn | Putnam restaurant review, website and more . . .
 All Mahopac Listings

 Mahopac Healthy Food Options

10541, Bistro, Wine Bar, Farm-to-Table, New American cuisine, Mahopac NY,
About Dish, crafts beers, vegetarian grill, Restaurant Review, Gluten Free options, Local, grass-fed, and organic options, Outdoor Dining, Vegan options, The word is | Putnam Dish Bistro & Wine Bar

  Dish Bistro & Wine Bar, serving Farm-to-Table New American cuisine, is located at 947 South Lake Blvd, Mahopac NY 10541, Putnam County in the Hudson Valley.

About Dish: "Located in New York’s Hudson Valley region, at the picturesque heart of Mahopac, is Dish. A modern bistro and wine bar boasting a stylish, vibrant interior. Patrons are offered a fusion of taste and experience, the combination of world wide influences paired with our selection of wines and crafts beers compliments chef Peter A. Milano’s original approach to both classical and inspired cuisine. Dish Bistro & Wine Bar | Putnam  website and more . . .

10541, Trattoria Ristorante Italiano, Mahopac, NY , Restaurant Review, Children's Menu, 
Cooking Classes, Family Restaurant, Gluten-Free options, The word is, neighborhood pizzeria, Italian restaurant, authentic Southern Italian dishes, Gluten Free Meals | Putnam Gino's Trattoria

  Gino's Trattoria Ristorante Italiano is located at 597 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County.

From Gino's Trattoria: "The Barbaro family has been involved in the restaurant business for over 40 years. Vito Barbaro first immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1955. Upon his arrival, he began working at a small pizzeria in Brooklyn. In 1977, Vito opened his first restaurant, Pizza Beat, in Yonkers, New York. For over 20 years, Pizza Beat served nothing but the finest Southern Italian cuisine. In 1995, his wife Ivana along with their two sons, Gino and Mark, set off to Mahopac to open Gino’s Trattoria (formerly Tony’s Pizza). In 1997, Vito left Pizza Beat and joined the rest of his family to complete the 'Trattoria'. Gino's Trattoria | Putnam 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
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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 | Rensselaer Rensselaer County
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Healthy Food Options | Rockland Rockland County
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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
      Wild Alaskan Salmon canned (great on a sandwich)
      Wild Alaskan Salmon (whole)
      Lean Turkey (organic)
      Lean Chicken (organic)
    Ice pops (Kids love ice pops made from "real" juice.)

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.

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

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