Making Homemade Happen the Healthy Way™
“The challenge facing us and other big food companies today is not easy: to have a great-tasting product without as much salt, fat and sugar,” said Greg Yep, senior vice president for long-term research and development at PepsiCo. “Chefs have ways of tricking the taste buds that we can use in our products.”
Have you ever tried to reduce the amount of salt or sugar you eat? As we all know, it can be difficult. But many food corporations are trying to do just that, after being prodded by consumers, regulators and politicians to make healthier foods.
“Food is tending to be healthier and healthier,” said Beau MacMillan, executive chef at Elements, a restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. “People come into our restaurant and read labels and want to know more about what’s in what they’re eating. They’re looking for foods that are fresh and healthy but also make them feel good.”
At Smokin’ Texas Gourmet, we understand that you want healthy food that tastes good. That’s why our entire product line is MSG and gluten-free and everything is made with reduced sugar and salt. Smokin’ Texas Gourmet products are also low fat, and contain no chemicals or chemical preservatives. You won’t find any junk in our food.
It’s interesting to note that the chefs who are in charge of creating healthier alternatives for the companies are having a difficult time replacing the salt in recipes. They’ve begun smoking ingredients as a means of imparting saltiness without using actual salt. We won’t say we told you so, but if you look at the name of our company, it’s obvious we were on to something.
Read the full New York Times article, which this blog is based on.