In hospitals and senior living facilities, food isn’t just an essential care service—it’s a way to help boost morale by offering patients and residents, as well as staff, foods they love. Comfort foods help provide nourishment not only for the body but also for the spirit—and they’re the foods consumers are most likely to order during uncertain times, according to Technomic’s April 2020 Foodservice Impact Monitor report. Other trends to keep an eye on include healthy or better-for-you options, as eating well contributes to overall health.
For operators, being able to make tasty, healthful recipes for residents and patients has never been easier, thanks to a little help from canned soups.
Here are a couple ways operators can add great food to the menu all day long with the help of canned soups.
- Hearty, filling breakfasts: Operators can whip up a Breakfast Casserole or Farmhouse Breakfast Frittata in a flash with Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup. The casserole features spinach, onions, and cholesterol-free egg substitute for a better-for-you breakfast that’s perfect fuel for the day, while the frittata is made with hash brown potatoes, ground turkey sausage, egg white and more.
- Lunch made easier: Chicken salad sandwiches made with roast chicken, Campbell’s Healthy RequestCondensed Cream of Chicken Soup, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes on white or wheat bread are a fast option for operators and are a familiar dish for residents and patients. Operators can also mix things up and serve Red Thai Noodles, made with whole grain spaghetti, chicken strips, green and red bell pepper and a tasty sauce made with Campbell’s Healthy RequestCondensed Tomato Soup, sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce and red curry paste.
- Comforting, delicious dinners: Comfort foods are a big hit on menus, and with canned soups, they’re fast to prepare, too. Make an easy Shepherd’s Pie with chicken, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and Campbell’s Healthy RequestCondensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, or make a Sweet ‘N Savory Meatloaf with Campbell’s Healthy Request Condensed Tomato Soup.
Find out more about how canned soups make it easy to prepare quick, tasty meals at www.campbellsfoodservice.com/recipes.
This post is sponsored by Campbell's Foodservice