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Up Your Nutrition Know-How

We hear these phrases like, “Is that low carb?”, "What is Vegetarian?" or “Oh, that dish is high in protein!” all the time. But what does it all really mean? Take a look at the below definitions and quick-help chart for some basic guidance on what common language around nutrition really means.

  • Vegetarian (Lacto-ovo) diets exclude meat, fish and poultry, but allow dairy products and eggs.
  • Pescatarian diets exclude meat and poultry, but allow fish, dairy and eggs.
  • Vegan diets exclude meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products — and foods that contain these products. A vegan recipe should not include any ingredients that contain meat, poultry, fish and seafood, eggs and dairy products.  Vegans also chose to restrict these additional food items from their diets:
    • Honey
    • Gelatin
    • Meat & Poultry Stocks and Broths
    • Lard
    • Recipe Mixes that contain beef or chicken fat

The below nutrient criteria definitions are based on internal McCormick guidelines*:

NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE*

Low Carbohydrate

Dish Type

Carbohydrates

Appetizer

< 3g

Salads & Sides

5g

Main Dishes

≤ 10g

Low Fat

Dish Type

Amount of Fat

Appetizer

3g

Salads & Sides

3g

Main Dishes

9g

Desserts

3g

Low Sodium

Dish Type

Amount of Sodium

Appetizer

150mg

Salads & Sides

250mg

Main Dishes

480mg

Desserts

250mg

Fiber Rich

Dish Type

Amount of Fiber

Appetizer

3g

Salads & Sides

3g

Main Dishes

6g

Desserts

3g

High in Protein

Dish Type

Amount of Protein

Main Dishes

≤ 10g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you've upped your nutritional know-how, head on to our recipes section for inspiration!