Food Truck Friday: Fry Me To The Moon – KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

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‘Fry Me To The Moon’ is a family-run business with Willie, Ronda, Jordan, April & Courtney all playing roles.

Although the name suggests it, ‘Fry Me To The Moon’ is not just a fried food truck.  They also have gourmet creations, entrees, appetizers and desserts on the menu.  There are even kids items, vegan, vegetarian and Keto options available.

They do special occasions and catering with their company ‘Moonstruck Catering’.

For more information please visit: frymetothemoonslc.com.

Tim Tebow Had A Keto-Friendly Wedding Menu With Lots And Lots Of Cheese – Delish

In addition to being a massively popular professional athlete turned motivational speaker, Tim Tebow is a huge advocate for the keto lifestyle. Even at his wedding, which happened this week, the menu was totally keto-friendly.

Tim has said in the past that he follows keto very strictly, even if that means missing some of his favorite childhood foods every once in a while. But even on his wedding day, he was not going to step out of line with his usual diet.

His wife Demi-Leigh Nels-Peters (a former Miss Universe), spoke to PEOPLE about their South Africa ceremony and reception. “We chose a mixture of American and South African dishes. It was a perfect blend of both cultures,” she said.

There were dishes that were not keto-approved at the reception for their guests, including pasta and fried Oreos, but the couple was sure to include food that Tim could eat, as well. One such dish was a salad that the two often make together at home that includes spinach, bacon, berries, cucumbers, vinegar, and olive oil.

Demi-Leigh said having the staple salad at their wedding was a must. “It’s such a simple salad, but we eat it all the time and it’s delicious. So we wanted it to be part of the wedding.”

The pair also had mussels and hollowed out cheese bowls filled with—wait for it—more cheese. And while there was, of course, an over-the-top, 10-tier wedding cake, Tim’s groom’s cake was a low-carb, low-sugar cheesecake. It’s safe to say that everyone had a happily ever after that night.

Editorial Fellow Alexis Morillo is the Editorial Fellow at Delish.com where she covers breaking food news and viral food trends.

Aldi Is Selling Buffalo Cauliflower Dip And It’s The Low-Carb Party Hack You’ve Been Looking For – Delish

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One of the toughest parts about following a keto lifestyle is getting together with friends. Sure, you’re probably fine eating bun-less burgers and salads sans croutons when you’re home alone, but once you go to a party and the only things to eat are pretzel bites and cake…it can get a little tricky. That’s where genius keto-friendly party hacks like this Aldi cauliflower dip come in.

Aldi rolled out Park Street Deli Cauliflower Dip recently, and it’s been a total hit with anyone who likes dip…which is everyone. It comes in two varieties meant to mimic some of your favorite spreads: Buffalo and Roasted Chile & Pepper Jack. The best part is it’s made with a cauliflower base, so it’s suitable for all sorts of people following all sorts of diets, including keto and vegetarian.

With only 3 net carbs and 60 calories per serving, you can pair this with all sorts of things to make a healthier party snack that works for you. Some ideas to get you started? For our keto people, some have suggested pork rinds, cauliflower chips, and veggies. For everyone else? Good ol’ chips or bread works great.

If you do find these dips at your local Aldi, they’ll run you about $3.49 each, which, with another side, is probably just about what you’d want to pay for a Super Bowl party snack. Just be sure you bring enough to share…something tells me this stuff will be a huge hit.

News Editor Kristin Salaky is the news editor at Delish.com covering viral foods, product launches, and food trends.

Leftovers: Halo Top does keto; craft beer taps into the oat milk craze – Food Dive

Leftovers is our look at a few of the product ideas popping up everywhere — some are intriguing, some sound amazing and some are the kinds of ideas we would never dream of. We can’t write about everything that we get pitched, so here are the leftovers pulled from our inboxes. 

Keto Top

Everyone’s getting into the keto diet these days, it seems — including Halo Top.

The low-calorie ice cream brand that first disrupted the frozen dessert case a few years ago is the latest food to make its way into keto eating — the high protein and fat and low carbohydrate diet designed for quick weight loss. 

Halo Top has seven flavors in its new Keto Series: Peanut Butter Chocolate, Jelly Donut, Caramel Butter Pecan, Berry Swirl, Chocolate Cheesecake, Banana Cream Pie, and White Chocolaty Macadamia Nut. Each pint has 5 to 10 net carbs and 410 to 630 calories per pint.

And because the number of carbs matters most on the keto diet, the number printed on each pint’s ice cream scoop is carbs per pint — not calories, like regular Halo Top.  

“Our brand is focused on making delicious dessert that everyone can feel good about eating, and these new flavors allow us to do that for our fans looking to limit their sugar intake,” Meg Graeff, senior brand manager for Halo Top, said in the press release.

As consumers’ calendars turned to 2020, interest in the keto diet surged. According to Google Trends, searches for the term more than doubled between the last week of 2019 and the beginning of January. Given the perpetual resolution to lose weight in the new year, the newfound interest in the eating plan makes sense. 

If any brand would be bringing the ice cream category to a weight loss diet, it’s Halo Top. After all, it built its brand around creating good tasting, low-calorie, high-protein and low-sugar ice cream that is often perceived as healthier than traditional varieties of the treat. That combination led Halo Top’s sales to skyrocket 2,500% between 2016 and 2017, when it became the No. 1 selling pint of ice cream in the United States. It also inspired copycat pints of ice cream from other brands, including Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever’s launch of Culture Republick

Halo Top isn’t the only sweet treat being reimagined to fit in the keto diet. Duncan Hines, the Conagra-owned baking brand, recently launched keto-friendly cake mixes. Considering that the keto diet is marked by eating high nutrient, low carb whole foods — like green vegetables, meat, nuts and cheese — it’s apparent CPG manufacturers feel people on the regimen still want to indulge.

This is the first big launch from Halo Top since it was bought by Blue Bunny maker Wells Enterprises last year. Wells, which is the largest privately held ice cream maker in the United States, picked a splashy first line extension for Halo Top. But if the brand’s history is any indication of its performance, expect to see many keto-friendly ice cream pints crowding the freezer section next year. 

— Megan Poinski

DuClaw Brewing

Beer taps the oat milk craze

With yogurt and milk dominating the oat craze, it’s only fitting that beer should tap into the trend too. 

DuClaw Brewing is rolling out Oatshake Double IPA and The PastryArchy Oat Milk imperial stout. Both are made with oat milk instead of the lactose traditionally used in beers for creaminess. The Baltimore-based brewer said it plans to distribute the drinks to the 19 states where its product is distributed. A 4-pack of 16-ounce cans is expected to sell between $11.99 and $13.99.  

“Putting oat milk into beer sounds new, but it’s really just extracting the liquid from soaking oats in water,” Chris Wood, DuClaw’s director of brewery operations, said in a statement. “Those are two ingredients we use frequently.”

A company spokeswoman said in an email creating the beer “was a journey” because DuClaw couldn’t purchase oat milk in large volumes. In addition to making the brew, they needed to figure out how to make enough oat milk in-house at the brewery, which included scraping concrete-like oats out of brewing tanks. 

The popularity of oats has grown as consumers look to eat healthier and are attracted to the ingredient’s halo. In the last year, Chobani introduced oat-based yogurts and oat milk for coffee shops. And Nestlé’s Nesquik recently introduced a new beverage brand called GoodNes, which debuts with the release of Chocolate Oat Milk this month. And Endangered Species Chocolate has a new chocolate bar line using oat milk rather than dairy.

For beer companies such as DuClaw, experimenting with oat milk allows them to try something new that differentiates themselves from the other more than 7,300 craft beer companies throughout the country. At the same time, it allows the brewer to harness an ingredient increasingly popular with U.S. consumers. 

With so many brewers around, it’s no longer enough just to be a maker of craft beers. While tapping into a trendy ingredient like oat milk is not a surefire way to guarantee success, it gets consumers talking — and that’s a marketing win for any business.

— Christopher Doering

Silk

Pass the cream, hold the cow

At this rate, it seems like there will be a dairy-free alternative for everything. 

Danone-owned brand Silk is launching the first plant-based alternative to dairy-based heavy whipping cream. The heavy cream — a blend of coconut and sunflower oils, faba bean protein, and sunflower lecithin   is now available in grocery stores nationwide, according to a release.

The plant-based product is keto-friendly, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified. According to the release, Silk Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative can be used in various recipes for desserts, sauces, soups and more.

David Robinson, senior brand manager for Silk, said in a statement that the company is introducing this product because they saw an opportunity for it in the market and wanted to “provide an easy swap for those looking to incorporate more dairy-free options into their diet.” 

More people are looking to eat and drink less animal-based products. U.S. sales of plant-based foods grew 11% last year, bringing the total plant-based market value to $4.5 billion, according to figures released by The Good Food Institute and the Plant Based Foods Association, and that growth is expected to continue. 

Dairy products have seen more innovation in the plant-based category in recent years as traditional products from cows have struggled. In an Innova Market Insights report on top trends for 2020, the group predicted the plant-based dairy sector will diversify as consumer interest increases.

To accommodate that diversity, Silk already debuted dairy-free half and half coffee creamer made with oat and coconut milk, so it could have consumers who are ready for another alternative cream.

But other companies are also launching plant-based cream products. In 2018, Conagra Brands’ Reddi-Wip released a coconut- and almond-based vegan whipped cream. And last year, Trader Joe’s relaunched its vegan Coconut Whipped Topping under the brand name Sweet Rose.

While those other products are already created to top a coffee, pie or ice cream sundae — unlike this launch of an ingredient waiting to be turned into dessert, used to make a complex sauce or turned into biscuits — it’s likely Silk will have direct competition soon. That will continue as more dairy alternatives take a bigger piece of the market. 

—​ Lillianna Byington

Let’s get cookin’ – Dallas Voice

Cookbooks can help you stay healthy

Want to know one of the best ways to stay fit and save money? Make your own meals at home. You can make sure you have fresh, healthy ingredients as well as control sodium, sugar and fats. Plus, it’s just fun.

But we all know this; the problem usually is motivation — how do we get ideas for what to make and have the expertise to come up with something interesting day after day?

Having a cookbook or two around will facilitate your time in the kitchen.

Here are some of the cookbooks out right now that have gotten us hovering over the stove lately.

Easy Keto in 30 Minutes by Urvashi Pitre. Keto is one of the hotter health trends in recent years — a diet that focuses on controlling carbs in favor of proteins and “good” fats. If you’ve never fully understood how keto works, though, Pitre does an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals, and also isn’t overly hardcore — there’s always room to accommodate your own tastes and even cheat a little. In addition, the recipes that we’ve tried taste great, including a riced cauliflower “mac” and cheese with bacon and jalapenos, and a luscious take on creamed spinach.

Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski. The “food gay” from the new Queer Eye isn’t just nice to look at and helpful to hopeless straights, he has some great ideas about cooking, which you can find in this cookbook chock full of good recipes and attractive photos.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

Almond Meal vs. Almond Flour: The Differences, Plus How To DIY It – Women’s Health

Almond-based everything—from almond milk to almond flour and almond meal—is seriously coming after wheat and dairy’s primo positions in the grocery store aisles.

Once reserved for the bougie organic section (or joints like Whole Foods), almond products have truly gone mainstream, thanks to their incredible versatility and nutritious profile. (Okay, eating trends like gluten-free, vegan, paleo, keto, low-carb and dairy-free, certainly aren’t hurting, either.)

The influx of almond products—especially in the baking aisle—though, might leave you with some questions, like: What the heck is the difference between almond flour vs. almond meal? And can you use the two interchangeably?

Getting creative with ingredients like almond flour and almond meal in the kitchen can do wonders for your health (research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests almonds’ unique combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients can help reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease), but only if your creations are actually delicious enough to eat.

Keep your taste buds and your wallet (this stuff ain’t cheap) happy, and keep the following differences between almond flour vs. almond meal in mind during your next kitchen experiment.

What is almond flour, exactly?

Almond flour is made of finely-ground, blanched almonds, which means the almonds have been boiled in order to easily remove the skin, says Rima Kleiner, RDN, dietitian and creator of Smart Mouth Nutrition.

Once boiled and skinned, the almonds are then ground in a blender or food processor until they reach an almost powdery, flour-like consistency. The result: a pale, sometimes light-yellowish flour that’s soft to the touch.

Here’s what you get in a 1/4-cup serving of almond flour, according to the USDA:

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbs: 6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Calcium: 66 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg
  • Potassium: 190 mg

Like whole almonds, almond flour rich in vitamin E, which has been proven to protect cells from free radical damage, help prevent blood clots from forming in arteries, and boost the immune system.

Then what is almond meal, exactly?

Almond meal differs quite drastically from almond flour in texture and appearance because it uses raw, unpeeled almonds, which are ground with their skins on, says Kleiner.

Thanks to the skins, almond meal tends to have a coarser, more crumbly texture (and dark brown and yellow specks) than almond flour.

In the nutrition department, almond flour and almond meal are basically identical, according to Cara Harbstreet, RD, dietitian and creator of Street Smart Nutrition.

“The biggest difference comes down to volume and mass,” she says. Since almond flour is more finely ground, it could contribute to a denser texture when large amounts of it are used in a recipe. Almond meal, meanwhile, has a heartier texture.

So, when should you use almond flour?

Are your baked goods ready for their close-up? Since almond flour has a more delicate texture, it’s no surprise that it’s recommended for recipes where the final appearance is of high importance, Harbstreet says. (Like cookies you’re making for your skeptical friends…)

“Since almond flour does not include the skin of the almonds, it looks more similar to wheat flour than almond meal,” Kleiner says. Worth keeping in mind if you intend on Instagramming your creation.

Thanks to its finer grain, almond flour also yields a fluffier loaf of bread than almond meal, Kleiner says. In many cookie, cake, or muffin recipes, you can sub almond flour in for wheat flour at a one-to-one ratio.

Get started with these delicious, gluten-free almond flour shortbread cookies by Food Faith Fitness.

Here’s when to opt for almond meal, instead.

Because almond meal is crumbly, it makes a great gluten-free breadcrumb for coating fish, chicken, and more, says Kleiner. (It works well in crusts, too.)

You might want to avoid using almond meal in sweeter recipes (think honey garlic or teriyaki chicken) and baking, though, since the almond skins in it can yield a slightly bitter a taste, says Harbstreet. Instead, try to use almond meal in salty and savory dishes that can mask any potential bitterness.

This almond meal-breaded roasted cauliflower from Eating Bird Food, for example, is almond meal at its finest.

When can you use almond flour and almond meal interchangeably?

If you don’t care much about the perfect appearance of your eats (or mind the flavor of almond skins), you can use either almond flour or almond meal in most recipes, especially quick breads and muffins, says Harbstreet.

Want to make your own almond flour? It’s pretty easy to DIY.

If you’re feeling creative (or just happen to have a Costco-sized bag of almonds lying around, you can also make your own almond flour at home without too much trouble.

Here’s how Harbstreet does it:

  • Blanch whole almonds to make removing their skin easier.
  • Allow the almonds to dry completely. (Moisture will affect the texture of your flour.)
  • Place the almonds in a high-power food processor or blender (such as a Vitamix) and pulse until you reach your desired powdery consistency. (Do not leave the blades running continuously; this will eventually make almond butter.)
  • Seal your flour in an airtight container and store in the fridge or freezer for up to two months. (Almonds’ fat content can make flour stored at room temperature go rancid.)

DIY-ing almond meal is even easier.

Similar rules apply to making almond meal, except you can just dump raw, unpeeled almonds in the blender or food processor and pulse, says Kleiner. (Again, be sure to stop before it becomes almond butter!)

Or, buy one of these almond flour or almond meals.

If you tend to go through a lot of almond flour or almond meal, DIY-ing your own might not be the most efficient route, says Harbstreet. Think about it: You’d be cleaning your Vitamix constantly. Instead, check out one of these dietitian-approved products.

Whether you opt for a store-bought almond flour or almond meal, just make sure the product you choose contains only almonds.

Marissa Miller has spent a decade editing and reporting on women’s health issues from an intersectional lens with a focus on peer-reviewed nutrition, fitness trends, mental health, skincare, reproductive rights and beyond.

Duncan Hines launches single-serve cake cups for keto diets – FoodBev.com

Conagra Brands-owned Duncan Hines has introduced a range of Keto Friendly Cake Cups in a move to meet the popular dietary needs.

With 5g net carbohydrates and no added sugar, the collection has been designed specifically for those seeking keto-friendly snacks and is available in three flavours: Walnut Fudge Brownie, Birthday Cake and Double Chocolate Cake.

According to Conagra Brands, the dessert treats are quick and easy to prepare offering a warm, delicious treat that’s ready in just minutes.

Consumers simply need to add water and butter before a minute in the microwave until the warm gooey treat is ready. Preparation instructions also include keto-friendly swaps for butter including avocado oil or coconut oil.

“People following a keto-friendly diet still want to enjoy delicious sweet treats, and we’re excited to provide them with satisfying new options,” said Audrey Ingersoll, Duncan Hines senior director.

Ingersoll added: “Our new cake cups deliver the warmth and indulgence you expect from Duncan Hines, with a recipe that’s on trend with contemporary diets.”  

Beyond the new keto-friendly collection, Duncan Hines offers a diverse portfolio of single-serve cake cups including chocolate peanut butter, caramel brownie and lemon cake with vanilla frosting.

The Keto Friendly Cake Cups are available in stores across the US with an RRP of $2.15.

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GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2020, from avocado leaf tea to chickpea butter – FoodNavigator-USA.com

From a flurry of new plant-based products to a surge of brands tapping into the high-fat, moderate protein and ultra-low-carb keto trend, the Winter Fancy Food Show – organized by the Specialty Food Association – showcased a wide range of innovations. However, hemp-derived CBD was not on the menu given the regulatory uncertainty.

DMA Solutions releases Food Trends and Insights For 2020 – Produce Blue Book

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DMA Solutions, a full-service marketing agency exclusively serving the fresh produce industry, announces the availability of its annual Food Trends eMagazine. In an effort to provide insight on a constantly evolving food space, DMA Solutions researched and compiled the top trends predicted for 2020 across all aspects of the food supply chain, fresh produce and beyond.

Available for free download, the digital magazine uncovers upcoming trends happening in the field, retail stores, restaurants and the home table. From cover to cover, the eMagazine is intended to expand the narrative around food, without the disruption of advertisements.

“Based on insight from our vantage point in the food space, we understand the challenge of keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of food and are committed to sharing the many untold stories,” said Dan’l Mackey Almy, president and CEO of DMA Solutions. “As part of our daily work in the fresh food business, we were eager to research and create a helpful resource for readers who work in food, media or those just looking for some inspiration in the kitchen.”

While some trends for 2020 are an expected topic of discussion, such as the conversation around plant-based products or biodegradable straws, other trends found in the digital magazine may be more surprising. For example, readers will learn tidbits like how 23% of all searches relating to “diet” in 2019 also contained the word “Keto,” or how grocery stores are projected to be one-third to one-half of the size they are today.

“Our magazine not only covers statistically supported trends, but also contains insights from various thought leaders in the industry,” said Lexi Cassidy, managing editor of Food Trends and social media specialist at DMA Solutions. “Between interviews with various chefs, influencers and brands, we hope this will serve as an all-encompassing resource to help readers become more informed and educated on all things food in the year ahead.”

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DMA Solutions is a niche marketing agency serving the fresh produce industry driven by a mission to increase demand that will ultimately inspire consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. DMA Solutions works to help their fresh produce clients achieve business goals with measurable marketing strategies that reach both consumer and trade audiences. With a successful track record in fresh produce marketing, DMA Solutions provides a full spectrum of marketing services with quantifiable results to fit each of their clients’ individual needs. To learn more about DMA Solutions, the company’s work and its team of marketers, visit www.dma-solutions.com and the The Core blog, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Tim Tebow served a bunch of keto-friendly dishes at his wedding – TODAY

For many, wedding receptions are the perfect occasions to let loose with family, fun and food. But for Tim Tebow, not even the most important day of his life could cause him to part with the ketogenic diet.

On Monday, the 32-year-old former NFL quarterback wed 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at La Paris Estate, a winery in Cape Town, South Africa. Nel-Peters, who was born in the coastal town of Sedgefield, told People that the couple created a special wedding menu that represented both of their cultures — and their diets.

“We wanted to have food that everyone could eat,” the former model said.“So we chose a mixture of American and South African dishes. It was a perfect blend of both cultures.”

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After tying the knot in an intimate sunset ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Tebow treated guests to a mix of sweet and savory items at a reception held in a glass-topped tent.

The Heisman Trophy winner noshed on several low-carb, keto-friendly options like steak and salad, including a recipe he often makes at home with his lady love.

“One of the big things we have is a special salad that we make all the time. It has baby spinach, bacon, berries, cucumbers, vinegar and olive oil. It’s such a simple salad, but we eat it all the time and it’s delicious. So we wanted it to be part of the wedding,” the bride said.

Also on the menu? Hollowed-out cheese bowls filled with melted cheese, mussels and some totally non-keto pasta.

For guests with a sweet tooth, the couple served a 10-tiered white wedding cake with gold accents, pumpkin pies and fried Oreos. Of course, Tebow was also able to indulge in a special dessert: a low-carb, low-sugar cheesecake was served as his groom’s cake.

“I wanted him to have something that he could eat without any guilt,” Nel-Peters said. “It’s our special day, and I want him to have whatever he wants. Everything needed to be perfect.”

Tebow, who has followed a low-carb, high-fat diet plan since 2012, told USA Today last year that he doesn’t believe in “cheat days” and gave up soda as a teenager.

“I’ve always stuck with my discipline with stuff like that,” Tebow told the paper. “I’ve kind of always been that way. The things I knew weren’t healthy for me, I’ve stayed away from since I was 15.”

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And even though there are plenty of keto-friendly sweet treats on the market, the athlete often finds it hard to indulge.

“Well they make keto ice cream now and they make some keto cake. Honestly it’s really tough to splurge,” the professional baseball player said. “My brain just doesn’t allow me to even though some people have a cheat day or a cheat weekend.”