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Five most common misconceptions about healthy food

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Have you ever noticed how the word ‘healthy’ can take on a whole bunch of different meanings, especially when it comes to food?

We are living in a society where everyone seems to have their own meaning of ‘healthy’. Is it motivating? No. Confusing? Most definitely. So [...]

This tool can help shave off calories in your recipes without compromising taste and flavor

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

As the saying goes, time is money. So when it comes to revamping your inventory with better-for-you foods, keeping up with the caloric and nutritional content of ingredients is typically not a top priority. This is understandable given that there are hundreds of new products flooding the [...]

Gluten-free menus: embracing the craze!

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Call it a trend, a fad, or a diet, but gluten-free fare IS a big deal. One in one hundred thirty three individuals in the US claims to have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Not only that, but between 2006 and 2010, sales of gluten-free products in [...]

6 Things you need to know when putting together a gluten-free menu

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Gluten-free menus may be yesterday’s news, but there is still much confusion going on about how to do it 100% accident-free.

If you are thinking about adding a few gluten-free items to the menu, here are a few important things to remember.

1. Gluten-free kitchen space. [...]

Give your menu a makeover with these easy tips

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Spelt risotto or buckwheat pasta, anyone?

According to the recent research results conducted by the NPD group, more and more consumers are looking for quality of ingredients as well as flavorful, and nutritionally rich menu options.

With the economy putting a damper on the foodservice industry, especially on [...]

Industry Trends to Prepare Your Restaurant for 2011

By: Mary Pennington, Communications Manager, MenuMax

Though to some extent we all want to pave the way for a unique way of doing business that will guarantee the raving success of our new venture, there is something to be said of following industry trends and keeping up with the Joneses. Each year, culinary [...]

Gluten-free menus: finding the right ingredients

By Katya Baxter, Nutritionist, MenuMax.com

Gluten-free cake, gluten-free cookies – you name it, we’ve got it! In my last post we talked about food allergies. While gluten-intolerance by medical definition is not an ‘allergy’, it is clearly taking center stage. Gluten-intolerant customers have their own set of needs, and it is essential [...]