Happy New Year! After a few days off, we’re open, busy and feeling grateful and full of gluten-free goodness! Because January is officially (or maybe unofficially?) wellness month, we’ve decided to show you all the ways that The Polly Fox can be a healthy part of your New Year’s wellness plan.
(Obviously.) But why would that be considered “healthy?” When you substitute conventional wheat, barley or rye flour for other grain flours, your body is getting nutrients from a variety of other sources.
Lastly, even if you have a sensitivity to gluten, or to many foods in general, gluten-free eating can be helpful in improving your health and wellbeing.
We’re Also Vegan-Friendly
True story! Most of our baking and meal menu items are vegan. Whether you are actively trying to abstain from animal products, or just need some extra veggies in your life, we have your back.
Peanuts Don’t Live Here
This is big news for many people with peanut allergies. We can cater to everyone with this problem, and even make cupcakes for your kids’ birthday parties! It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to unknown allergies.
We Source Local Products
It’s important to us to source and bake with locally-produced ingredients. It means less shelf life and less transit time, which in turn means more retained nutrients in the food we make for you. As a happy bi-product, it also means we live with a smaller environmental footprint, which we’re thrilled to embrace.
Everything Here is Made Fresh
We strive to create quality products that not only taste great, but are great for your body. Fresh food is healthier food. We don’t need to put preservatives or additives in our goods, because what we make gets consumed right away. It’s a total win-win.
We are 99% Soy-Free
Aside from one or two products that we make, we are almost completely soy-free. (The tiniest amount of soy is in our chocolate chips, in the form of soy lecithin - everything else is soy-free!). We’ve heard our customers’ concerns over consuming soy products, and we’ve come up with a solution. Instead of turning to soy in place of dairy, we use milk alternatives like coconut, almond and cashew milk.
Our Sugar Substitutes are Healthy
We don’t use heavily processed sweeteners in our baking and we don’t like many of the conventional alternatives, either. Instead, we use natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup and coconut sugar to sweeten our creations! These natural sweeteners are a healthier alternative to conventional sugars and sugar substitutes.
The next time you and your family or friends (or just you!) decide to get lunch somewhere, remember that we’re a healthy and always gluten-free option.
Happy New Year, and cheers to choosing health.
The Polly Fox