Creating Healthier Menus

A collection of healthier menu ideas
chicken shwarma plate

How to get rid of fried fan favorites but not the fans.

tilapia veggies plate

Operators reveal how they’re hooking their diners with fish.

chili spaghetti

Iconic dishes like Cincinnati chili may not be entirely healthy, but they are incredibly popular. How are chefs adapting popular recipes and bringing them to schools?

sam kass talking menu directions
The former White House nutrition advisor addresses how to model healthy eating and one food-related issue facing the country.
jackfruit
It emerged as a top food trend on Pinterest’s 2017 predictions, is “the latest miracle food” according to Epicurious, and was called “a nutritional bonanza” by NPR.
health food medicine stethoscope
Technomic’s 2016 Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report shows younger consumers are especially tuned in to functional foods that promote wellness.
quinoa bowl
In a time of growing health consciousness, it might not be enough anymore for food to be merely filling. diners are looking for food with a function.
vanderbilt grain bowl
Three operators share why they’ve put grain bowls on their menus, and how they’ve made them a success with everyone from elementary school students to seniors.
healthy flower plate food

Aging diners are ushering old-school health indicators back in vogue, though they’re reluctant to pay more for items flagged that way.

farm crops

Find out how to build a healthy, sustainable foodservice program by forging connections with community, students and farmers.

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