Home-style menu includes gumbo plus other healthy and nutritious choices
Healthy Dining’s newest restaurant partner, Piccadilly Restaurants, is dishing up fresh home-style meals in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia. Seafood Gumbo is one of many menu choices recommended by Healthy Dining’s dietitians that meet specific nutrition criteria emphasizing lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and unsaturated fats.
“We are thrilled about Piccadilly’s Healthy Dining options!” said Kathleen Papandrea, RD, Healthy Dining culinary dietitian. “Normally, you wouldn’t think of Seafood Gumbo and Roast Beef as good choices for those who are health and weight-conscious, but these are just some of the flavorful dishes Piccadilly brings to their customers, all for under 500 calories!”
Here is a sample of Piccadilly’s dietitian-recommended menu options featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com:
Grilled Chicken Breast Meal – Chicken breast with Cajun spices served with simmered turnip greens and fresh fruit salad. (360 calories, 31 grams carbohydrates, 41 grams protein)
Roast Beef Meal – Seasoned beef, roasted to juicy perfection sliced to order and served with a side of Piccadilly’s au jus gravy. Enjoy with simmered turnip greens and fresh fruit salad as choice of sides. (460 calories, 31 grams carbohydrates, 54 grams protein)
Seafood Gumbo Meal– Shrimp, fish and okra simmered in a roux-thickened broth, served over rice. (350 calories, 53 grams carbohydrates, 14 grams protein)
“At Piccadilly, we pride ourselves on preparing fresh, home-style meals for the entire family,” said Angele Anson, Vice-President of Marketing, Piccadilly Restaurants. “Our partnership with the Healthy Dining Program and HealthyDiningFinder.com will help guests choose the best options for themselves from the wide variety we offer at affordable prices every day.”
For a complete list of participating restaurants nationwide, visit HealthyDiningFinder.com.
Healthy Dining provides Americans with digital tools and resources to find the best restaurant choices for their dietary goals and healthy lifestyles. President and founder Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH, launched Healthy Dining by combining the brainpower and creativity of chefs, restaurateurs, health experts, registered dietitians and communication strategists. In collaboration with the National Restaurant Association, the Healthy Dining Program has grown to become the most powerful restaurant industry nutrition initiative in the nation. Healthy Dining’s signature website, HealthyDiningFinder.com, enables millions of nutrition-conscious restaurant diners, as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other nutrition-related conditions, to easily find dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining choices served at restaurants coast to coast. The site is publicized by influential partners including the American Heart Association, Produce for Better Health, the Whole Grains Council and many others dedicated to supporting healthier eating. Additionally, Healthy Dining has been selected by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement a variety of restaurant nutrition-related research projects. For more information, please contact Deborah Lawrence, deb@HealthyDiningFinder.com, 760.809.2622
Piccadilly Cafeteria first opened in 1932 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Twelve years later, a budding restaurateur by the name of T. H. Hamilton took the reins with hopes of growing the business. Today, we have 60 restaurants and 80 food service locations all across the Southeast. Since day one, our goal has been to serve up home-style comfort to every person who walks through our doors. There’s always something for everyone at Piccadilly.