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Ask the Chefs: Healthy Eats

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 20, 2014


For kitchen pros, it can’t be all foie and filet mignon all the time. Below, attendees at our recent Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change share their favorite healthy eats. 


What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Anthony Lamas,  Seviche Restaurant, Louisville, KY
“I love to make a Mexican fruit salad of watermelon, jicama, and pineapple seasoned with a squeeze of lime, chile powder, and salt."

Jordan Lloyd, Bartlett Pear Inn, Easton, MD
“Anything fresh from the garden or sliced charcuterie—I feel that feeding the soul is a healthy decision.”

Ana Sortun, Oleana, Boston
“My favorite organic, sugar-free chocolate bar with a spoonful of sunflower butter, or a frozen banana and almond milk in the blender to make a quick soft-serve.”

When you give in to an indulgence, what do you eat the next day to make up for it?

Bill Lyle, Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
“Baby spinach sprinkled with ice water if I’ve been really bad.”

Digby Stridiron, Culinary ambassador of the U.S. Virgin Islands
“I like to wake up, get some fresh coconut water, and go for a swim in the ocean. Some conch water is always good, too!"

Scott Drewno, The Source, Washington, D.C.
“I have been eating a lot of salads lately: cabbages, kales, and healthier greens, paired with a lean protein.”