To differentiate burger offerings, start with a different base. Here, leaner ground turkey stands in for ground beef, and Asiago cheese adds a layer of dairy protein. Sauteed apples and cranberries complement the burgers with fruity flavors.
Ramp up a salad’s nutritive value by dressing it with high-protein ingredients. Chef Harlan blends two plant proteins—almond butter and soy-based silken tofu—to create a creamy salad dressing for greens and oranges.
To make classic eggs benedict vegetarian-friendly, Chef Sikkila uses patties made with vegetable protein instead of sausage, then updates the brunch favorite by subbing veggie-forward zucchini potato cakes for the standard English muffins. Eggs add to the protein on the plate.
Seared fresh tuna makes a welcome alternative to tuna salad in a sandwich wrap. Even though each wrap uses just one-third cup of vegetable mixture, the recipe yields enough to cover lunch service. Any surplus can be stored in the refrigerator for the next day.
Classic fried rice tends to be salty, but Chef Fang reduced the sodium in this version by increasing the aromatic vegetables and herbs and decreasing the soy sauce. Lobster makes for an elegant presentation, but shrimp or clams can easily be substituted to lower food costs.