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Healthy Dishes

Welcome to Healthy Dishes

It can be a challenge to meet the demand for healthy options out of home. Healthy options have held steady throughout the downturn and is the number two demand of guests after ‘better value’. Some guests believe that healthy dishes can lack flavour. Keep this in mind for your menus so taste is never compromised. Our team of chefs, nutritionists and marketers can help you delivery tasty and healthy menu items.

This first issue of Healthy Dishes contains practical ideas covering:

  • Making your current menu healthier
  • Making perceived healthy dishes more appealing
  • Catering for guests with allergies

The Unilever Food Solutions team of chefs, nutritionists and marketers can help you deliver the tasty, healthy and more profitable menus so you can stay ahead of the competition.

Check how 'healthy' your menu is with our quiz

  1. Do you have a least two salad choices?
  2. Do you have options with plenty of vegetables/fruit?
  3. Do you use ‘low saturated fat spreads or margarines’ rather than butter?
  4. Do you use lean meat?
  5. Do you limit adding salt and sugar to your dishes?
  6. Do you offer any wholegrain bread, pasta or rice options?
  7. Do you use deep-frying sparingly?
  8. Do you offer at least one vegetarian option in each section of your menu?
  9. Do you use dairy products with a lower fat content?
  10. Do you offer at least one fish dish?

See how your menu performed. If you answered YES to…

All 10 questions – FANTASTIC! You have your customers’ health interests at heart, read on for more great ideas.

6-9 questions – your menu is well balanced  and your customers do have the choice of healthy menu options, but you could offer more.

1-5 questions – your customers may want more choice of healthier dishes and this demand will increase in the future. Time to put a plan in place.

Healthier Options
The most common foods to cause allergies
Better-for-You Recipes to help energize your more
10 ways to tempting salads

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