|9/2/2013 12:53:00 PM|
Elgin school debuts revamped, healthy cafe
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Students at Elgin Community College are finding healthier food on the menu at the school’s Food for Thought cafe.
The eatery opened for the fall semester with a revamped menu, which includes items for health-conscious, gluten-free diners.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/171og8d ) the menu was developed by Maria Terry, who is the director of the school’s food services department.
She spent months touring other eateries and sampling recipes before developing the menu that includes wraps, smoothies and juices.
For example: the “pure pad thai” uses kelp noodles and almonds instead of rice noodles and peanuts.
Some of the fruits and vegetables on the menu are grown on the culinary department’s organic farm.
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