Fryless Friday promotes healthy options at Hawaii hospital

Friday cooking methods focus on baking, grilling and broiling.

Oct. 25—Fryless Friday headlines the daily healthy food options at the G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital cafeteria in Lihue, Hawaii.

“The Wilcox Hospital cafeteria has gone ‘fryless’ one day a week — Fridays —as a small and still delicious step along the healthier-eating path,” Katie Gallo, community relations director at Wilcox Hospital, said. “They’re making it easy with great-tasting, healthier versions of old and new favorites like hot soft taco salad with roasted pulled chicken meat, or beans, and in lieu of the crunchy taco shells, the culinary staff uses steamed flour tortillas, Pulehu chicken which required broiling and baking, grilled Mahi with caper sauce, chicken papaya and vegetarian panini sandwiches. The deep fryer is not used on Fridays.”