When eating chicken, encourage customers to select boneless, skinless breasts (as it is the leanest cut) or boneless, skinless tenders. Also, the healthiest preparation methods are grilled or baked. Additionally, seasoned chicken is an excellent option as a way to avoid heavy sauces.
9 - National “I Love Food” Day
Today is the day to celebrate and express just how much we all love food! For a different twist, encourage customers to celebrate their favorite healthy foods, such as fresh fruits, veggies, whole-grain crackers and other calorie-friendly options. While it’s ok to enjoy a beloved dessert or fried food on this special day, remind everyone to keep portion sizes in mind.
13 - National Peanut Day
Thanks to their healthy fats and protein content, peanuts and other nuts can help control blood sugar and keep hunger pangs at bay. But the trick here is to only eat one serving size, which is about one ounce (a handful). Each ounce has between 160 to 190 calories, so remind customers that eating any more than one helping in a single day will turn this crunchy treat into a calorie-laden trap.
22 - National Ice Cream Cone Day
While the traditional wafer-style ice cream cone isn’t too terribly high in calories (about 17), waffle cones are about 121 calories, which is significant when watching your weight. Therefore, encourage customers to cut calories from their ice cream order by going with the traditional cone or completely forgoing the ice cream cone altogether and opt for a bowl. If customers are dead set on celebrating this popular ice cream accoutrement, but without the cone, suggest cone pieces as a topping.
Entegra Procurement Services regularly publishes blog posts on food trends and innovations in food services. Entegra is more than a group purchasing organization (GPO): Our team of procurement specialists implement strategic sourcing to bring the most value to your business. We help our clients, in many segments ranging from the healthcare supply chain to restaurant supply, to cut costs and consolidate their portfolios.