The first and most vocal to support non-smoking establishments in Olive Branch...
Principled on portion control and customer choice between traditional home-cooking and healthier options...
Both are why the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi honored Hazel's Family Restaurant with its Community Health Partner Award.
"Hazel's is often able to offer us smaller portions, which is important," said the foundation's Jill Morris.
It was important to customer Don Anderson. He went on the "Hazel's Diet" -- no bread, no sugars and only Hazel's healthy option/smaller portion menu.
"Yep, I lost 20 pounds," said the Southaven, MS, gentleman.
All of this is not lost on Hazel Gross. In fact, it's personal to her and her husband.
Both are Type 2 diabetics.
"It's important for us not to over-indulge in our foods, and it really helps," she said.
Exactly why Hazel's kitchen staff uses portion control spoons to serve fresh turnip greens, green beans, purple hull peas, pinto beans and cabbage. Those sides are second only to the controlled portions of Hazel's meat entrees, often baked instead of fried.
Don't get me wrong. Hazel's won't hesitate to pile your plate with a breakfast fit for an offensive lineman.
But at Hazel's, you have a choice.
At Hazel's, you have restaurant owners who know and live the value of a healthy meal.
WHAT ANDY LIKES: Baked Pork Chop, Fresh Turnip Greens, Egg-White & Egg-Beater Omelette
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