Add Healthy Flavor to the Menu with Turkey

Most consumers say they try to eat healthfully as much as they can. Turkey can help you take advantage of diners' interest in nutrition—it's a heart-healthy protein that works all over the menu.

In the past, health foods were often perceived as bland and flavorless. Today, instead of being considered as simply "low-fat" or "sugar-free," healthy foods are seen as a fresh, natural way to eat a clean, balanced diet. Diners are quickly changing their opinions about healthy food away from home—65% say they believe restaurants can menu healthy foods that still taste good.

Turkey is the perfect way to offer patrons a meal that is healthy and still full of flavor. With these recipe ideas, diners won't believe they are eating better-for-you foods:

  • Grecian Roasted Turkey—Roasted French-cut turkey breast (only 120 calories per serving) seasoned with a Mediterranean rub including lemon peel, parsley, oregano and rosemary leaves.
  • Turkey Burgers with Cranberry Ketchup—Serve a turkey burger (a low-fat, high-protein alternative to red meats) topped with ketchup made with brown sugar, cranberries, spicy brown mustard and more for unique flavor.
  • San Antonio Red Turkey Chili—Ground turkey (fewer calories than ground beef or pork) with spicy seasonings and black beans.

These healthy, tasty recipes are sure to attract diners seeking better-for-you-options, as well as flavor-packed menu offerings. Find more inspiration with our E-Z Menu Ideas.


Technomic Consumer Food Trends Newsletter, Issue No. 1, 2013

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