With office work parties, family dinners, date nights, and celebrations with friends, it’s easy to go overboard with eating during the holidays. As a restaurant owner, you’ve probably noticed a steady spike around the holidays each year. While the traditional holiday recipes are irresistibly good in December, you can help your customers recover with healthy post-holiday recipes in the new year. By including these healthy recipes in your menu, your customers can still eat at your restaurant feeling guilt-free as they enjoy the delicious flavours without going heavy on calories. Check out these nutritious recipes for post-holiday recovery.
Easy Edamame Sandwich
You can pack a meal with protein without any meat. Edamame has a decent source of soy protein and is rich in healthy fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin K. They can reduce the risk of heart disease and improve the blood lipid profile, plus they are gluten-free and low in calories! Simply mash bright green edamame with fresh herbs and use it as a sandwich filling. With pumpernickel bread, spinach, tomato, and cabbage, you’ve just created a delicious breakfast or brunch sandwich for your menu. Need to feed that carb craving? Serve some sweet potato or regular fries on the side.
Vietnamese-Style Chicken Salad
Do you have leftover chicken from your holiday recipes? Don’t let it go to waste! Use it in this tasty salad recipe and your customers will be amazed at how much flavour it packs. All you need is shredded chicken, chopped vegetables (cabbage, scallions, carrots, bell pepper, mint, and cilantro), and the dressing (lime juice, Sriracha, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, vegetable oil). This quick and easy meal is full of flavour and spices and it’s a lighter meal to recover from the holidays.
Warm Chickpea & Lentil Soup
A great pick-me-up after the holidays is this chickpea, lentil, and vegetable soup. It’s made with some easy ingredients you likely have in your stocked pantry (chickpeas and lentils), and it’s vegetarian to give your customers’ stomachs a break. Stock up on onion, garlic, carrots, spices, vegetable broth, tomatoes, thyme, bay leaves, and cooked peas or beans and create a warming and satisfying soup that is sure to cure the winter blues.
Broccoli Quinoa Mix
Another protein-packed recipe that’s sure to ease your customers’ stomachs and give them the energy to face the new year is this broccoli quinoa mix. You’ll need quinoa, broccoli, pitted dates, scallions, sharp cheddar, roasted almonds, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and lemon juice. Cook the quinoa and finely chop the vegetables and ingredients to create a tasty salad!
Stock Up for These Healthy Recipes at MVR Cash and Carry
Need to stock up on all these ingredients, but are pressed for time during the holidays? Look no further than MVR Cash and Carry. Our Toronto warehouse is stocked with all the ingredients you need to make these healthy recipes and more, plus we are exclusive to business owners, so you won’t be competing with other customers.
As your holiday wholesale supplier, we purposefully ensure we are always ready to provide the supplies you need, from food to decorations to cleaning supplies! If you have special requests or specific needs, feel free to look for any of our managers (or even the owner!) on the floor and we will be happy to help.