Raise a Bowl to
Introducing our Winter Immunity bowl, a bowl that has your back
At True Food Kitchen, we’re all about immunity-packed dishes that taste like nothing you’ve tried before– with functional ingredients that work wonders to winter-proof your body and mind, and contribute something positive to the way you live your life. Enter the Winter Immunity bowl – featuring nutrient-dense selections that focus specifically on boosting immunity, helping protect you from those maladies most likely to occur in the winter months – from colds to infections. Our Winter Immunity bowl is brimming with defense-building benefits of lion’s mane mushroom, farro, kuzu and hemp seed all in a delicious broth that warms you up while it makes you whole. We like to think that it’s just what the doctor ordered, if the doctor were a chef.
Meet the Immunity Boosters
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
- • Boosts the immune system
- • Reduces inflammation & oxidative stress
- • May help fight cancer
- • Improves immunity & heart health
- • Rich in antioxidants
- • Provides iron, magnesium & zinc
- • Helps reduce inflammation to fight disease
- • Aids in regulating blood sugar levels
- • Beneficial for cardiovascular health
- • Can help prevent heart disease
- • Helps fight cancer, colds & infections
- • Combats Alzheimer’s disease & dementia
Eat Good Things that Do Good Things
Our winter menu is here to have you saying yes to more of what you love—and feeling great about it. After all, food is not about what you avoid, it’s about what you embrace. True Food Brand Chef, Robert McCormick provides tips to help you double-down on good health this winter season by introducing even more immunity-boosting deliciousness into your “New You” routine, one ingredient at a time.
Give any of your favorites an immunity boost by adding garlic. Garlic helps promote the well-being of the immune system with antioxidant properties, while also helping the body maintain blood circulation.
Add edamame beans to any of our salads to give it an extra boost of immunity. These delicious beans are a complete source of protein and help promote heart health.
Adding roasted mushroom to any of our pizzas or flatbread are a great way to get in some extra immunity-building goodness. Mushrooms are high in nutrients that help fuel our bodily functions.
Our beverages can serve up an extra immunity boost as well! One glass of red wine has been proven to boost the immune system and help the body fight off infections.
Wellness Starts From Within
True Food Kitchen co-founder, Dr. Andrew Weil, has served up some winter wellness tips to help you eat well, live well and stay well this year.
Dr. Weil’s Winter Wellness Tips
1. Follow an anti-inflammatory diet. Dietary choices play a key role in inflammation, the root cause of many serious illnesses. Choose and prepare foods that keep you healthy – aim for variety, include as much fresh food as possible, minimize your consumption of processed foods and fast food and eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables. This is the foundation of our menu at True Food Kitchen.
2. Food as medicine. Seek out foods that give you plenty of immune-boosting antioxidant vitamins and minerals – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Garlic, onions and ginger are especially good for fighting colds.
3. Eat more color. The best way to get all of the vitamins, minerals and protective nutrients you need is to eat a variety of colorful (and in-season!) fruits and vegetables. Go for dark green, yellow, orange, red, and purple. Consuming an assortment of colors regularly will provide you with natural support to keep your body working properly.
4. Cozy up to the Winter Immunity bowl. This delicious cold weather bowl is a powerhouse meal for anyone looking for an immune system boost. Featuring kuzu, a Chinese root and staple in Chinese medicine for its powerful anti-inflammatory and blood-sugar regulating properties, the Winter Immunity bowl lives up to its name with its host of functional ingredients including garlic, mushrooms, farro, quinoa, broccolini and edamame.
5. Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated helps to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste from your body. Our goals for the refreshments at True Food are simple – keep it natural, keep it refreshing. Our hydrating honey lemonade is made only from lemons, honey and water – it doesn’t get more natural than that. Looking to aid digestion or upset stomach? Our Original Ginger (“O.G.”) blends fresh ginger, honey, lime juice and soda water for a refreshing, slightly spicy beverage.
6. Be-leaf in greens. Leafy greens contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help protect your immune system. Kale is among the most nutrient-dense commonly eaten vegetables. One cup provides 1,327 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin K, 192 percent of DV for vitamin A, and 88 percent for vitamin C. Go for the Organic Tuscan Kale salad!
7. A better berry. Sea buckthorn is one of the most nutritious, vitamin-packed fruits ever discovered. Exceptionally high in antioxidants (vitamins C and E, carotenoids), it has potent health protective and therapeutic properties. Sea buckthorn is naturally sour; True Food balances the ingredient with vanilla and sweetens it with other natural fruit juices for some of our most popular beverages including Medicine Man, the Ginger Margarita and my namesake, the Dr. Weil Wellness Shot.
8. Mushrooms are magic. Many mushrooms – mainly Asian varieties – enhance immunity and resistance to infections. Look for shiitake, which have anti-viral properties. Lion’s Mane mushroom, featured in our Winter Immunity bowl, has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities and helps support nerve function.
9. Reap the benefits of garlic. Garlic has been used for thousands of years by cultures worldwide as both food and medicine. Besides delivering a nutritional boost, this notoriously fragrant herb fights all types of infections—fungal, bacterial, parasitic, and viral—regulates blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol. Good Earth Kale Cobb, anyone?
10. Get rest. Lack of sleep and too much stress can weaken the body – if you have a cold or the flu, rest as much as possible while your symptoms are resolving.