BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoes Kitchen, a fast casual restaurant concept offering tasty and simple Mediterranean dishes, introduces its new Fresh Takes recipe book of 10 quick and easy recipes compiled by a taskforce of dieticians, moms and culinarians.
Recipes like Breakfast Hash, Marinated Slaw Chicken Stir Fry, Salmon with Orzo and Spinach and Quinoa Burgers are loaded with the wholesome, delicious and nutrient-rich ingredients that have made the Mediterranean diet popular with families and dieticians alike. Designed to make healthful family meals easy to prepare, each recipe begins with a take-home side from Zoes Fresh Takes tubs to go, such as Hummus, Potato Salad or Orzo Tabouli, and shows how to quickly add a few ingredients to create cravable meal solutions in minutes.
"Every Zoes Fresh Takes selection is handmade and features fresh-from-the-garden, real ingredients – no chemicals or preservatives – so these recipes are not only delicious and wholesome, but they simplify mealtime and optimize family time," said recipe contributor and registered dietician Sarah-Jane Bedwell. "This recipe book can help busy families kick off healthier eating habits for 2014."
Along with Sarah-Jane, a health enthusiast and blogger for SELF Magazine's "Eat Like Me" food and nutrition blog, three others shared their favorite recipes:
- Lorie, a food blogger of "Around the Table," mother of two and dedicated chef instructor.
- Rebecca, a busy mom of three, fitness fanatic and avid food lover.
- Joann, one of the original Zoes Kitchen employees, longtime friend of concept founder Zoe Cassimus and contributor to many Zoes menu favorites.
"I'm a mom of four and life can get crazy! But I hate compromising what I feed my kids," said Zoes Kitchen Vice President of Marketing Rachel Phillips-Luther. "I put two and two together when I realized that many busy moms like me don't always have time to start from scratch, but Zoes can help get meals started the right way."
Zoes Fresh Takes recipe books are available in each Zoes Kitchen restaurant, online at www.zoesfreshtakes.com or by clicking for a free download. Zoes Fresh Takes tubs to go are prepared fresh daily and available for purchase in the restaurants or by special order. Other Fresh Takes selections include Pimento Cheese, Quinoa, Marinated Slaw, Pasta Salad, Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Egg Salad and Fresh Fruit. A small travel cooler with ice is available on request for those who need to keep the tubs cool for up to six hours.
Zoes invites guests to create and pin their favorite Fresh Takes recipe on Pinterest for a chance to win a KitchenAid stand mixer, a $500 Zoes Kitchen gift card and a custom, one-of-a-kind Zoes apron. Official rules and entry are here.
For more information or to find a restaurant, visit www.zoeskitchen.com.
About Zoes Kitchen
Founded in 1995, Zoes Kitchen is a fast casual Mediterranean restaurant serving scratch-made Mediterranean food with a side of Southern hospitality. Its authentic, handmade recipes use wholesome, garden-fresh ingredients and deliver delicious, fresh and convenient in-restaurant and takeout meal solutions that allow families to get out of the kitchen and enjoy life together. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available in Zoes Kitchen's 102 U.S. locations in 15 states. For more information, please visit www.zoeskitchen.com, www.facebook.com/ZoesKitchen or twitter.com/ZoesKitchen.
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