National Turkey Federation offers High-Protein, Low-Carb Foodservice Recipe Collection on www.EatTurkey.com
Chefs looking to cater to carb-counters will find 16 recipes to add to their repertoire
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2004 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
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Chefs seeking options to satisfy the 30 million to 40 million Americans counting carbs have a new source in the National Turkey Federation's (NTF) "Savor the Success" Web feature series on eatturkey.com. The program now features a high-protein, low-carb recipe collection with each menu item containing at least 19 grams of protein and at most 20 grams of carbohydrate.
"Our research shows that 69 percent of people who formally or informally limit carbohydrates are eating more protein as a result," says Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF's senior director of marketing and communications. "And a quarter of those not on low-carb diets, still cut carbohydrates."
The collection is intended to offer chefs and operators a broad range of high-protein, low-carb menu items including appetizers, salads and entrees. It's accessible from the eatturkey.com home page in July. Thereafter, operators may reach the recipe feature by simply logging on to eatturkey.com, clicking on the "foodservice" tab, choosing "Savor the Success" and then the featured recipe link entitled "high-protein, low-carb."
"Turkey has more protein and less fat per serving than most other meats,1" adds Rosenblatt. "So it's an excellent choice for operators who want a healthful option for their carb-minded and health-conscious customers."
Every month eatturkey.com will have a new "Savor the Success" feature from menu categories such as brunch or salads, from individual chefs in commercial and non-commercial operations or from ethnic cuisines such as Mexican. Once eatturkey.com showcases a feature it will be added to a "Savor the Success" page and will continue to be linked to NTF's popular recipe database. Here foodservice professionals can access not only the new dishes, but also a library of more than 650 innovative turkey applications, nine "Virtual Menu" applications and 30 celebrity chef demonstrations.
A sampling from the high-protein, low-carb recipe collection
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.