Our delicious Autumn Salad has just the right amount of broccoli and brussels sprouts to be FODMAP-friendly.

PASSOVER ON THE LOW FODMAP DIET

Passover time can be a real dietary challenge for anyone following their centuries-old family traditions, but even moreso for people with IBS following a low FODMAP diet. Here’s how Epicured can help!

We have Passover-friendly (Kosher style, not Kosher) meals that will work with your body to help you feel good.  So, you can steer clear of the heavy, traditional dishes that you may normally give in to…

Here are some of my FAVORITES:

Zucchini “Spaghetti” Pomodoro
Hawker Lettuce Wraps with Chicken
Frittata Muffins with Tomato and Herbs
Dragonfruit or Coco Berry Smoothies

And for those of who are eating rice, beans, nuts, and seeds, you might like:

Thai Green Curry with Chicken, Tofu or Veggie
Tofu, Chicken or Beef Teriyaki Donburi
Tofu Tikki Masala
Veggie Tacos Especiales
Sesame Crusted Wild Salmon
Truffled Mac and Cheese
Pulled BBQ Chicken
Veggie Tortilla Soup
Warm Autumn Salad

Seared Lamb Medallions. Credit: Ben Fink Productions for Epicured

NEW DISHES ARRIVE AT EPICURED!!

The Seared Lamb Medallions in delivery packaging.

In time for Easter and Passover, our low FODMAP Seared Lamb Medallions dish bring together tradition and diversity. Lamb is the perfect intersection of American, Mediterranean and Eastern European cultures. A wholesome, healthy and hearty meal, the lamb medallions are brushed with Mint Pesto, plated on a bed of Ratatouille, and served with a side of gluten-free Chive Mashed Potatoes.

Our Chef Chris & Chef Renee have even been able to add a hint of garlic using our house-made garlic-infused oil while keeping the dish low FODMAP. Of course, the mashed potatoes are dairy and lactose free.

Enjoy a liberating main course!


Zucchini “Spaghetti” Bolognese. Credit: Ben Fink Productions

If you love pasta… and who doesn’t… our Zucchini “Spaghetti” is the way to enjoy a great pasta experience without the carbs, gluten, FODMAPs or the food coma. Zucchini is easy to digest and worry free of complex carbs which are found in traditional pastas, grains and legumes.

We serve the gluten-free Zucchini with a choice of bolognese or pomodoro sauces… slow roasting our ripe tomatoes and using fresh basil, low FODMAP garlic-infused oil, herbs and spices.

Enjoy!!


 EPICURED’S TOP SNACKS!
Great snacks are essential to help you stay on track with your low FODMAP plan and we have an awesome assortment!

 

Chef @renee2c and Coach @donsaladino talking Energy Bites! With this new Epicured snack, low FODMAP & Gluten-free is just the beginning. These little Energy Bites are all-natural, raw, vegan, high protein and high fiber. They also have that perfect mix of healthy and decadent. – They’re great fuel for pre-workout. They’re also not bad when you’re sitting on the couch. 😀 – Tune in to our live feed TODAY at 3pm for more from these guys. – #foodasmedicine #getepicured #foodprescribedforyourlife #lowfodmap #fodmap #glutenfree #glutenfreenyc #selfcare #guthealth #ibs #crohns #celiac #colitis #antiinflammatory #dietitianapproved #dietitian #registereddietitian #nutritionist #gastroenterology #integrativemedicine #functionalmedicine #nongmo #nopreservatives #naturalfood

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INTRODUCING OUR CONCIERGE PROGRAM!

Epicured started using a new concierge program to help us connect more quickly and effectively with patients who can benefit from our low FODMAP & gluten-free meal service.

Here’s how it works:
Your practice sends us a very simple form via fax. The form is HIPAA compliant and goes directly to our team of concierge dietitians. They will follow up directly to help your patient understand the Epicured service and provide a helping hand.

What this means for you:
Well, you are a clinician, you are busy, you believe in Food as Medicine, or at least that the right foods can help you feel better. Complicated diets can be hard to comply with, but we’re here to make it simple. Not to mention, after your patients get delicious, feel-good meals from Michelin-star chefs delivered to their homes, you will be the hero!

With the NEW and unique Epicured Concierge Program, our “Concierge Dietitians” personally receive and manage new clients that are referred to us by our Clinical Network members.

This FREE concierge service ensures that when your patients look to Epicured for their low FODMAP solution, someone knowledgeable and considerate is always there to help them through the process. The program also provides a seamless hand-off between the healthcare provider (that’s you) and the food provider (that’s us).

What the Concierge Dietitian Does

As you probably know, the low FODMAP diet is very complex! Since we launched our low FODMAP menu in July 2016, we get the same kinds of questions time and time again…

Why do you use garlic-infused oils? How many grams of celery do you use? Which of your cheeses are lactose-free?”

Often times, when patients become Epicured clients, they still have lots of questions about low FODMAP. We’ve found that, by putting someone with expertise into a client service role, we can provide the best possible service and we can help you provide the best possible care.

Many clients also simply enjoy that personal touch. The Concierge Dietitian can take food orders, recommend meals, and put together a menu based on the client’s preferences.


How the Concierge Program works:

  • Once you enroll, we will give you a very simple patient referral form.
  • You send it to us via fax/efax.
  • The form is HIPAA compliant and goes directly to our team of Concierge Dietitians.
  • The concierge team will immediately follow up directly to help your patient understand the Epicured low FODMAP service and provide a helping hand throughout.

Managing a digestive illness is complicated. This is just one more way that we’re collaborating with doctors and dietitians to make it easier.

To enroll your practice in the concierge program, contact our Clinical Affairs team! 

Carena Lowenthal, MS, RD, CHWC
Director, Clinical Affairs
carena@getepicured.com

CONGRATULATIONS TO EPICURED’S FITNESS AND WELLNESS EXPERT DON SALADINO!

“Muscle & Fitness” Magazine: March 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Don Saladino, “trainer to the stars” and EPICURED Advisory Board member graces the cover of “Muscle and Fitness” this month!

We definitely can’t promise you Epicured will get you into Saladino shape, but we’re proud that our prepared meals are Don’s way of “cheating clean.”

Want to learn more?

Read: “Fitness Expert Don Saladino Joins the Epicured Team”
Follow: @donsaladino on Instagram


MEET OUR CLIENTS!

Drew and his Hawker Lettuce Wraps!

Drew Powell plays Solomon Grundy in the superhero drama “Gotham” on FOX. Powell got in shape for his Gotham role by training with Don Saladino, and is two weeks into his Epicured experience. Let’s check in!

EPICURED: Drew, welcome to Epicured! How is week #2 going?

Drew Powell: Thanks so much… I have to say, I am feeling GREAT as I head into the middle of Week 2. I was anticipating being hungry while on this “Epicured Challenge”(as I’m calling it) but honestly, I have been SO satisfied with everything. The food tastes great and is easy to prepare and the snacks help for when I’m jonesing in between meals.

 


EPICURED POP QUIZ!

What’s our most popular dish?

Is it…

Truffled Mac & Cheese

Three-Spice Turkey Chili

Pad Thai with Shrimp

The answer, in a moment…


EPICURED IN THE NEWS
We Were Highlighted in “The Observer!” Here’s a Taste:

On any given night as friends and family gather to break bread, it’s predictable that at least one person sitting at the table will announce a dietary restriction.
“Bread?”
“No thanks, I’m gluten-free.”
“Pasta?”
“None for me. I have I.B.S.”
“Cheese?”
“Sorry, I’m vegan.”

With two in every five people in the U.S. afflicted by a GI disorder such as I.B.S., Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, answering the question “What’s for dinner?” has never been more complicated.

Enter Richard Bennett and Renee Cherkezian, the cofounders of Epicured, a New York-based health care company that designs and delivers gourmet food solutions for people with chronic disease. But unlike other services, Epicured offers digestion-friendly, non-G.M.O. menus free of hormones, preservatives and antibiotics and gluten. All their meals features foods on the F.O.D.M.A.P. diet—a protocol developed at Monash University that has been clinically shown to have a positive impact on people who suffer from I.B.S.—and 25 percent of Epicured’s menu is diabetic-friendly. But if you’re envisioning a Blue Apron-like situation where everything is D.I.Y., you’re wrong. Epicured comes prepared. It’s like seamless—but where every choice suits your dietary needs…


BACK TO THE EPICURED POP QUIZ!
Our most popular dish… Did you guess?

It’s our Three-Spice Turkey Chili!

Epicured’s low FODMAP Three-Spice Turkey Chili

A few of our secrets…

  • We use turkey from Koch’s Turkey Farm in PA. It’s certified humane, organic, and non-GMO. They have an all-natural feed mill to cut out any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, animal by-products.
  • Of course, chili typically contains onions, but not ours! We avoid using onions because they contain oligosaccharides that are not easily digested by people with IBS. Instead use the green tops of scallions, in order to provide that crisp onion bite without the hard-to-digest sugars!
  • We provide cheddar as a garnish for our turkey chili. Cheddar is an aged cheese. That means it has undergone an aging process where the lactose sugars have been converted to a much easier digested lactic acid.

Haven’t tried it yet?