healthy, natural and “better for you” fare,
& more than half of restaurant operators (54%)
say they offer healthy options with the specific goal of
driving breakfast sales.
- according to Technomic’s 2017 Breakfast Consumer Trend Report
Currently trending savory options include vegetable frittatas and quiches, and leaner cuts of meat such as Canadian bacon. And Valerie Hoover, RD LD, Sysco’s Health and Wellness Manager, says avocado toast is (still) a huge trend. Served with poached eggs, it’s a complete meal that offers a protein punch.
Overnight Oats and Other Grains
While the standard grab-and-go choice used to be coffee and a pastry, today’s diners might reach for a fruit cup or yogurt parfait, made with low-fat Greek yogurt and honey instead of full-fat sweetened yogurt. Bowl meals are also popular, as are hard-boiled eggs, which can be easily packaged to go.
According to Hoover, one thing’s for sure when it comes to healthy breakfast: “You want to make sure that you have a good ratio of carbohydrate and protein,” she says. “If you have a good balance to start your day, it’s going to give you the fuel you need to continue on throughout the day without the crash that sugary items can bring.”