Love Your Heart

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Yes, you can treat yourself and still ‪#‎LoveYourHeart‬! February is American Heart Month and we have partnered with Adventist HealthCare to bring you a Heart Healthy menu to help you love your your heart. All this month, join us at our Gaithersburg and Silver Spring locations to try light, fresh plates like our Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with fresh field greens, mango, avocado, red peppers, and red onions with honey sesame vinaigrette on the side and pickled ginger and wasabi for garnish.

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Our Heart Healthy menu has classic Copper Canyon Grill dishes like our famous Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken as well as new favorites like our Santa Fe Chicken Soup ladled over southwestern flavored basmati rice and loaded with vegetables, including zucchini, beef steak tomato, avocado and fresh cilantro with a squeeze of fresh lime. This full-flavored soup will warm you right up on these cold evenings!

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Our Heart Healthy menu even includes dessert! Finish your meal with our beautiful and naturally delicious option: Seasonal Fruit & Panna Cotta with chef selection of seasonal fruits & berries, lightly sweetened with agave syrup & accompanied by a non-dairy coconut milk custard.

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Adventist HealthCare is even giving away $50 gift cards to help cover the tab when you take their FREE Heart Risk Assessment in February! Learn more about how we’re partnering with Adventist HealthCare to help you love your heart & how you can win: http://bit.ly/LoveYourHeartCCG

Eat Fresh for Summer – Facts about your Fruits & Veggies!

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When summer rolls around, we all try to eat a little healthier and start to crave fresh, vibrant fruits and vegetables again. At Copper Canyon Grill & Stanford Grill, we pride ourselves on creating dishes where the best produce and meats and come together to produce comfort food that is unforgettable!

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We all know that fruits & vegetables are good for you, but here are a few little-known facts that you might not have been aware of about our green friends!

– Did you know that eating asparagus can actually make you happier? This stalky vegetable contains Vitamin C and has been proven to raise folic acid levels, which are linked to easing depression.

– Basil has been said to help with stomach cramps, digestion, anxiety, and headaches. In some cultures, it is seen as a symbol of young love.

– Green onions have nutrients that lend to bone, eye, heart, and immune system health.

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– Leafy greens have a ton of health benefits! Not only do they help you stay young, they also lower cholesterol, help your vision, give you energy, and can even help in some cases of cancer prevention.

– An apple a day rings true: with it’s natural fructose content, an apple will actually wake you up better than a cup of coffee – without the crash.

Join us for lunch or dinner and ask your server about their favorite fruits and veggies on our menu! Back to the basics – eat well at Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill!

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Superfood: Avocado

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Summer is our favorite time of year, not only because we get to relax on the beach but also because it is the peak of avocado season! There are so many reasons why we love avocado. There seems to be endless health benefits to this “superfood.” Avocado is considered to be the perfect balance of protein and carbohydrates, keeping you full without packing on the pounds. The fruit can help maintain a healthy heart and even protect against certain cancers. Avocado can even help with your hygiene! Chock-full of vitamin A and antioxidants, avocado improves the health of skin, hair and nails. Eating avocado can even cure bad breath because it aides intestinal food decomposition!

Because avocado is such a perfect food for overall health, we want to eat it as much as we can! We highlight it in our refreshing Southwest Salad and adds a creamy touch to our Blackened Chicken Breast & Avocado Club! If you’re struggling with how to creatively incorporate avocado in your diet,  these ideas may help. Avocado is a tasty and healthy alternative for mayonnaise. It is also a great additive to smoothies for added texture and thickness. Another delicious option is to spread avocado on toast in place of butter. Eating this superfood everyday will have you feeling super-great!