Heartland Spa Cuisine
All meals are included in the Heartland Spa’s 2, 3, 5 or 7 night packages. Offering nutritious low-fat cuisine, guests enjoy three delicious meals a day, along with two snacks. Throughout the day, the chef or one of his assistants is available to discuss the meals’ nutritional values and explain how the food was prepared. All recipes are healthy, easy to make at home, and are available in the Heartland Spa’s cookbook.
The following menu represents a typical day of healthy eating at The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort. Upon arrival, a member of our staff will meet with you to learn more about special food restrictions or dietary needs. We will do our very best to accommodate you!
Egg White Frittata with Mushrooms/Onion/Cheddar/Parmesan – 154 Calories
Peanut Butter/Banana Muffins – 158 Calories
Oatmeal – 150 Calories
Blackberry Yogurt – 83 Calories
Spinach Turkey Wrap – 240 Calories
Salsa & Chips – 90 Calories
Apple Cookie – 70 Calories
Asparagus/Leek Soup – 91 Calories
Garlic Mashed Potatoes – 153 Calories
Grilled Chili Salmon with Sweet Pepper Salsa – 209 Calories
Cheesecake – 81 Calories
The Heartland Spa prepares an abundance of low-fat, high flavor healthy meals and snacks for you each day.
Tempting and satisfying examples include grilled salmon served over spinach-mushroom ravioli in a broth with ginger, garlic, orange zest, snow peas and red peppers and fresh berries crepe drizzled with vanilla sauce and almonds. You will not feel deprived, we promise! Water, tea, and coffee are available to our guests throughout the day and night along with two bottles of water provided daily in your in-suite refrigerator. Our healthy meals and snacks calculate to less than 1,500 calories daily and follow all the Mayo Clinic guidelines for a healthy diet.
Food for Thought at the Heartland Spa
The average American eats a diet high in fat, sugar and salt and low in complex carbohydrates. At The Heartland Spa and Fitness Resort, visitors are educated in proper nutrition, as well as shown pleasing ways to eat correctly.
Many people come to The Heartland Spa with questions about nutritional controversies. We attempt to clear up areas of concern and emphasize a common sense approach where ‘moderation in all things’ is our motto.
Our menu includes lots of fruits and vegetables supplemented with protein, whole grains, and low-calorie dairy products. Emphasis is on creating meals rich in flavor, texture and presentational appeal. High in complex carbohydrates (fresh fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes), our menu it is low in sodium and fat. The menu is also low in calories, but nutritional balance is stressed, as is slow, safe and permanent weight loss.
The Heartland Spa’s education program includes lectures on nutrition basics, food preparation, and behavior modification techniques for weight loss. Professionals from a variety of fields speak regularly at The Heartland on topics relating to nutrition, as well as fitness and stress management.
Many people come to The Heartland with hopes of making big changes in their lives. We provide them with the tools and information needed to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle and greater personal satisfaction. The Heartland Spa is unique in comparison to other spas in that we consider facilitating these hopes our primary purpose. Our staff will counsel guests who have specific concerns about achieving their ‘healthstyle’ goals.
None of us can afford to function sub-optimally. Sound nutrition is the first step toward living a full life with the health and stamina required to achieve whatever an individual wishes. We demonstrate at The Heartland Spa that nutritional ideas are easy to live with and can be incorporated into the schedule of the busiest person.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]