NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copeland’s of New Orleans offers its Summer Fresh menu, which includes several Eat Fit approved items. “As an Eat Fit NOLA restaurant partner, we are making it easy for our customers to enjoy a delicious meal while making health-conscious choices and still satisfying our guest with the Copeland’s flavors they have grown to love and crave,” said Al Copeland, Jr. “We are adjusting due to the pandemic. We started by introducing family meals at the beginning of the ‘stay at home order’. Through this we learned from new and loyal guests that there was a demand for a lighter and summer forward menu.” Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health designed to help those living in, and visiting, the New Orleans community enjoy their healthiest and strongest life.
The Summer Fresh menu includes shrimp and tasso jalapenos, oyster BLT salad, crab and avocado stack, chicken power bowl, garden chicken, butterflied shrimp Creole, and blueberry cheesecake crumble. The crab and avocado stack, chicken power bowl, and garden chicken are the Eat Fit designated items.
Eat Fit items meet the nutrition guidelines of the Ochsner Eat Fit team, and are centered on lean proteins, vegetables, plant-based fats, and whole grains, with no white carbs, minimal added sugar and animal fats. Salads and entrees have less than 300 calories, less than 400 mg sodium, less than 5 grams animal saturated fat, 0 grams white refined carbs and trans fat, and less than 5 grams added sugar. Entrees and entrée salads have less than 600 calories, less than 800 mg sodium, less than 8 grams animal saturated fat, 0 grams white refined carbs and trans fat, less than 5 grams added sugar, and a minimum of 20 grams protein, fiber, and fat.