Packed With Protein, Why Health-Conscious Consumers Can't Get Enough of This Product

Packed With Protein, Why Health-Conscious Consumers Can't Get Enough of This Product

The healthy food movement is alive and kicking.

“The consumer-driven shift towards fresher, cleaner foods isn’t a fad. It is a movement that is here to stay,” reported “Fortune” last year.

And stay it has!

We are increasingly seeing more fine-dining restaurants offer fresh, seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients within their menus. As well as many fast casual concepts making health-conscious decisions when it comes to sourcing ingredients, ultimately, making the healthy food movement part of their business model.

According to a Statista survey, 59 percent of professional chefs from the American Culinary Federation stated that vegetable carb substitutes were a top trend in main dishes for restaurant menus in 2017. In another survey from the same source, 76 percent of consumers said they are making small changes to achieve a healthier overall diet in 2016.

At the rate consumers are gravitating to a health-conscious diet, it is more important than ever for foodservice professionals and suppliers to recognize this and cater to the demand.

That’s exactly what yogurt company Chobani® has been doing through its recipe gallery for the foodservice industry.

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How Menus Affect the Health Conscious Consumer

More restaurants are adopting their menus to focus on a healthier lifestyle. However, for a consumer on a diet or the many wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle, not every restaurant has healthy food options. Often dining out at a restaurant is seems like a dangerous move by a dieter. Restaurant menus can be deceiving and consumers dining decisions are made largely by the layout of the menu and descriptions used. To a consumer, descriptive words such as creamy or zesty are often seen as a code word for fattening.

So where is that perfect balance of providing a menu that clearly describes a dish, while not having the consumer think it is full of calories? Restaurants are also taking advantage of the health trend by inserting an abundance of terms  like "fresh" to their menu. With a menu that appears healthier, this entices the health conscious consumer to come in and order something. Read More

The Main Dish

Foodable WebTV Network

Foodable WebTV Network

Foodable WebTV Network

Foodable WebTV Network

In the Age of Information Overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish - a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of 5-10 handpicked pieces every Sunday from our editor of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.

Nic Jammet: The Elon Musk of the Restaurant Business

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Small Kingdoms: Rick Bayless Talks Early Success, the Power of Change, and His Draw to Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Dish In Dish Out: How to Eat Healthy While Traveling [video]

Kid-Friendly: Where to Dine in Philly with Your Mini-Foodie

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

It’s easy to veer away from healthy eating while traveling because of limited options and time. In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Barbara Alfonzo shows us how to eat healthy while traveling. From packing for her trip to sifting out options at the airport, Barbara shows us better-for-you food options that cater to those with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. 

How to Have a Health-Conscious Breakfast at Restaurants

In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Barbara visits Fresh First — the first 100% gluten-free and organic restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — for breakfast. As the age-old adage goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, butit is often difficult to find healthy options while dining out. Watch the full episode as Barbara navigates Fresh First’s breakfast menu and teaches viewers how to make her Gluten-Free Almond Pancakes.