Healthy burgers

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Summer time means grilling time, and we all know what that means: burger season. We love a good juicy burger, but we’ll be the first to admit that mayo and barbecue aren’t necessarily the healthiest choices. So we’ve scoped out all sorts of healthy options to suit any palate. And present some creative tips for condiments.  
Whatever type of burger you make, before you fire up the grill, keep these tricks in mind to amp up the flavor and the benefits of your meal.
  • Swap plain, protein-rich Greek yogurt or smashed avocado in place of mayo for a healthier spread.
  • Use whole-wheat breadcrumbs instead of white, or try ground nuts (such as hazelnut or almond) for a healthier filler that’s also gluten-free.
  • Add fresh herbs to your burger for a healthy, low-calorie flavor-booster.
  • Sneak more veggie servings into your day by tossing chopped spinach or other leafy greens into the burger mixture, or add as a topping.
  • Choose healthy spreads and condiments for your burger. Some of our favorites: mustard, homemade ketchup, or even homemade ranch.
  • Go easy on the cheese. Skip the fat-free stuff, because “no fat” means it won’t melt easily. Instead, choose a small portion of your favorite kind, fat and all.

“Eating clean” meals

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When you hear someone speak about eating clean, it doesn’t mean that person is on a diet or has reduced the amount of food he/she consumes. Eating clean simply means consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible.  It is not a diet. It is a lifestyle approach to food and cuisine, leading to an improved life.   One of the important things to remember is to eat five to six times a day. Three meals and two to three small snacks. Include a lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate with each meal. The steady intake of clean food keeps your body energized and burning calories efficiently all day long.   So, here are some inspiration tips for a “eating clean” lunch or dinner. Keep checking this blog and our recipe section for more ideas.   Most of us typically do well with carbohydrates and fat, but we often lack protein, especially in the early part of the day, like at breakfast and lunch. Protein is an important muscle-builder, and it can also help curb your appetite. When eaten throughout the day, it keeps us feeling full longer. Be aware of the kinds of meals you put together and space out your protein.

Barbecue sausages Pavão style

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Many people long for spring and summer simply because they love barbecuing. And who can blame them. It is simply marvelous being able to be outside and create so many different dishes simply from barbecuing.   Allow us to introduce to you the delicious Pavão Toscana Sausage. It is definitely essential for barbecue, but also ideal as an appetizer with a delicious vinaigrette or as a meal which you can make with a delicious salad or vegetables.   A great way to celebrate the outdoors with friends and family. Enjoy your barbecue and the delicious Toscana sausage.

Traditional Portuguese kebabs

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You might be tempted to save beef filet for special occasions, but this low-fat cut is actually perfect weekday fare: it cooks up fast, stays juicy and carries other flavors perfectly. The kebabs are a wonderful mix of lemon, herbs and fresh vegetables and meat. And let’s face it: with our busy daily lives, how many of us actually have time to put together a healthy meal? Our kebabs are homemade and have that special ingredient we all want for ourselves: healthy food for the entire family. Done with the best ingredients (pork and/or chicken, Portuguese chouriço, vegetables, among other ingredients), these kebabs will surely put a smile in everyone’s face and will leave them begging for more. As we are now fully into Spring, let’s fire up the grill and enjoy a traditional Portuguese kebab dinner. Serve with a healthy salad or vegetables on the side.

Delicious pork chop mix

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When it comes to pork chops, opinions vary about the health benefits related to them. Some cuts of pork chops can be high in cholesterol-raising saturated fat and calories, but a lean pork chop, such as a sirloin or top loin chop, is the basis for a healthy meal. Braise, roast or grill your chops instead of frying them to avoid adding excessive fat during cooking. Most of the calories in pork chops come from their protein content. Each 3-ounce serving or pork chops provides you with 19 grams of protein, which provides 70 percent of its calories. Pork chops contain complete protein, which means that consuming them provides you with all the amino acids you need to maintain healthy tissue. Protein also keeps your immune system strong, aids in tissue repair, helps maintain your body’s hormone balance and nourishes lean muscle tissue. Turn your meal into a mouthwatering dish by using our Pork Chop Mix. Check our “recipes” section for ideas!

Interested in a career with Pavao Meats & Deli?

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If so, follow the instructions below and we will contact you for an interview!
  1. Fill out the “Job Application” (click here)
  2. Once completed, fax to 416 251-1168
  3. With your application, please send us a copy of any government ID (Driver’s License preferred)
We thank all applicants, however only those selected will be contacted.

Pavao Meats – Happy Portugal Day

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Portugal-day

Pavão Meats will be, as always, present in the Portugal Week celebrations, taking place on Dundas street, this Sunday the 9th. We hope to see you there, and please don’t hesitate to pass by our location and try some of our products.

Visit us today at one of our locations:

Pavão #1

1435 Dundas Street West,
Toronto ON. M6J 1Y7
T:416.533.7667
F:416.533.3395
E:dundas@pavaomeats.com

Pavão #2

245 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON M9P 2N1
T: 416.235.0689
F: 416.235.1719
E:dixon@pavaomeats.com

Pavão #3

900 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6H 4A9
T: 416.516.2882
F: 416.516.8887
E:dufferin@pavaomeats.com

Pavão #4 Wholesale

1435 Dundas Street West,
Toronto ON. M6J 1Y7
T:416.533.7667
F:416.533.3395
E:dundas@pavaomeats.com

Pavão #5

980 Franklin Blvd.
Cambridge, ON N1R 8R3
T: 519.623.6806
F: 519.623.8415
E:cambridge@pavaomeats.com

Pavão #6

640 Queenston Road
Hamilton, ON L8K 1K2
T: 905.573.8981
F: 905.573.9143
E:hamilton@pavaomeats.com

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