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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

A vegan, chocolate pudding served with a citrus-almond tuile and orange granita. Finished with lemon-vanilla syrup.

Notes:

  • – Contains: wheat and tree nuts (coconuts, almonds)
  • – All SPE dishes are free of industrial trans-fats
  • – Serving size: 160g

MACRONUTRIENTS SUMMARY

All dishes are comprised of three macronutrients - carbohydrates, protein and fat. These macronutrients are the main sources of energy in our diet and all are necessary for overall health. 

Fat Breakdown
Saturated 4g
Unsaturated 5g
Protein Breakdown
Total 3g
Carbohydrates Breakdown
Added suagr 10g
Natural sugar 7g
Fiber 3g
Other 7g

Total Calories: 200*

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Fat (9g)
82 Calories

The USDA recommends 20-35% of calories come from fat; however, there are good fats and bad fats. Unsaturated fats are considered good fats and are found in nuts, seeds, most vegetable oils, poultry, and fish. Olive oil is largely monounsaturated and a key component to the Mediterranean diet pyramid. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fats and found in soy, walnuts, flax and chia seeds, fish and shellfish. Saturated fats are not as good for us and therefore should not represent more than 10% of total calories in our diet. Sources of saturated fats include red meat, high-fat dairy (butter, cream, cheese, etc.), palm and coconut oil.

SPE promotes the use of ingredients with higher amounts of unsaturated fat than saturated fat. Most of the fat in this dish comes from the dark chocolate. While most of the fat in this dish is unsaturated, 19% of calories come from saturated fat.

Carbs (27g)
108 Calories

Carbohydrates are called many things: starch, sugar and fiber, complex and simple. They mainly come from grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, dairy and sweeteners. The USDA recommends 45-65% of calories come from carbohydrates.  In SPE, we target sources of carbohydrates that offer more than just quickly-absorbed calories such as intact or unrefined grains, legumes and whole fruits and vegetables.

Sugars are naturally occurring in grains, fruits and dairy and added sugars come from sweeteners such as corn syrup, cane and beet sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup and molasses, among others. The added sugar comes from the evaporated cane juice. The natural sugars come from the strawberries.

Protein (3g)
10 Calories

The USDA recommends 10-35% of calories come from protein; however, some protein sources are better for you than others. Proteins from lean meats, poultry, seafood and low-fat dairy provide the essential amino acids your body needs without too much additional saturated fat. Plant-based protein sources such as legumes, nuts and soy are also good choices with higher quality fats

* For information about calorie and food group needs for your specific diet, visit the USDA’s MyPlate Daily Food Plan website.


VITAMINS & MINERALS

Below are descriptions of a handful of vitamins and/or minerals found in this dish. The percent of the daily value recommended by the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for most adults is shown for each vitamin or mineral listed.


Vitamin C

The vitamin C in this dish comes from the strawberries.  Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals in the body and also may contribute to immune and bone health.


Iron

The iron in this dish comes from the dark chocolate.  Iron is a mineral that participates in many important functions including the transport of oxygen around the body and normal immune system function.


Magnesium

The magnesium in this dish comes from the dark chocolate.  Magnesium is a mineral which contributes to bone health and healthy immune function.

SODIUM

This dish has 55mg or 2% of the Daily Value for sodium.

POTASSIUM

Potassium is a mineral that helps maintain normal circulation and electrolyte balance. SPE aims to balance sodium and potassium in a dish.  This dish contains 230mg or 4% of the Daily Value for potassium.

The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend eating a variety of vegetables and fruits daily and replacing refined grains with whole grains. The recommended number of servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains vary based on your specific needs and can be found at the USDA’s MyPlate Daily Food Plan website. The chart below shows the numbers of servings of each food in this dish, with each icon representing a serving.

Fruit

Vegetables

N/A

Whole Grains

N/A

= 1 serving of fruit (1/2 cup).

= 1 serving of vegetables (1/2 cup).

= 1 serving of whole grains (1 oz.).

We strive to provide accurate nutrition information, however variations in nutritional content of a dish may occur due to the made-to-order nature of restaurant dishes.