Organic and Sustainable Brands Influencing the Foodservice Industry

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Barbara scours the National Restaurant Show floor for companies that believe in organic or sustainable practices. Watch the full episode as Barbara dives deeper into brands like Numi tea and Once, which offers high-end, single use tableware made entirely of palm leaves. We also catch up with Vitamix, where COO Tony Ciepiel gives insight to current consumer trends and how it affects new products, and makes a case for why Vitamix trumps the competition.

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Understanding Celiac Disease and a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Alice Bast, Founder and President at NFCA, and Beckee Moreland, Director of Gluten-Free Industry Initiatives at NFCA, join Barbara to talk about gluten-free living. While many of us are aware of gluten-free diets, a lot of people don’t understand the seriousness of the disease. Watch the full episode as the two experts educate us on gluten-free living and the GREAT Kitchens Program, what food trends are on the horizon for celiacs, and where consumers can find resources to aid in this lifestyle shift.

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

It’s easy to veer away from healthy eating while traveling because of limited options and time. In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Barbara Alfonzo shows us how to eat healthy while traveling. From packing for her trip to sifting out options at the airport, Barbara shows us better-for-you food options that cater to those with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. 

How to Have a Health-Conscious Breakfast at Restaurants

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Barbara visits Fresh First — the first 100% gluten-free and organic restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — for breakfast. As the age-old adage goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, butit is often difficult to find healthy options while dining out. Watch the full episode as Barbara navigates Fresh First’s breakfast menu and teaches viewers how to make her Gluten-Free Almond Pancakes.

Farmers Markets: How to Find the Best Leafy Greens & What It Takes to be an Organic Farmer & Distributor

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Barbara takes us to the farmers market. She catches up with friend Kellen Haroldson of Fresh Harvest Organics, who gives us insight on his responsibilities as a distributor, as well as the difficulties of being a farmer. Barbara also shows us how to pick the best leafy greens, and walks us through making our own green juice with our farmers market purchases.

Not All Salads Are Created Equal

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Barbara talks salads. If you’re on the healthy living track, plan to change your lifestyle to eat better, or are offering salads in your restaurant, it’s important to know that salads don’t have to be boring. Watch the full episode as Barbara takes us through her ideal salad selection process at restaurant chain Sweet Tomatoes, and what components you should watch out for that have hidden sugars and calories. She also teaches us how to make our own salad dressing and gives restaurant operators advice on what healthy consumers want more of!

Refreshing Herbal Frappuccino

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host and Holistic Health Coach Barbara Alfonzo breaks down her healthy herbal frappuccino. We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes, and if you have the opportunity to make a homemade herbal coffee, this frapp is delicious! But for those times when you're on-the-go, Barbara also fills us in on the best dining out options at Starbucks, and gives us some helpful, healthful tips on the best ingredients to keep you energized without compromising your health goals.

Green Living on the Go

Adopting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a busy schedule isn’t easy. In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, host Barbara Alfonzo, a Holistic Health Coach, breaks down an easy way to get your green on. Whether you prefer to make a homemade green juice or grab something on the go, Barbara fills us in on the best dining out options and the best ingredients to keep you refreshed and energized all day long. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Introducing Dish In Dish Out, the first-ever healthy eating show for restaurants. Join our host Barbara Alfonzo as she shows us tips and tricks to eating healthy at our favorite restaurants, and how to re-create our favorite meals using healthy and wholesome ingredients. In this debut episode Barbara visits the fast casual giant Chipotle Mexican Grill and shows us the healthiest options on their menu. Bon Appétit!