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Making Your Menu Healthier With Erudus

World Health Day isn’t a new event - in fact it’s been celebrated on April 7 since 1950, but in recent years health - both physical and mental - has moved further into the social spotlight. In short, being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle has never been more of a hot topic and the world is getting onboard.


And that includes us here at Erudus. Nutritional information is one of the cornerstones of our Data Pool, and in the past year or so we’ve clocked up a vast range of tips, tricks, resources, interviews, recipes that focus on promoting healthier eating choices. So in celebration of World Health Day we’ve rounded them up for you….

Give your menu some healthier options

The Best Healthy Menu Switches

These super easy swaps to your menu won’t compromise the taste of your dishes. From utilising tomato-based sauces filled with antioxidants to suggesting creative ways to incorporate the 5 a day, we can help you (literally) spice up your menu… Read more here.

Vegetarian Menu Tips

Great vegetarian options aren’t just a healthy choice - they can make your menu more attractive to (the growing number of) those with plant-based dietary requirements. And we have the top tips for helping you create them....### The Erudus Podcast: Episode 11

We spoke to The Vegan Society about what they consider to be the benefits of a vegan diet. Read more here.

Pancake Day Recipes For Every Diet

Pancakes needn’t be a guilty pleasure with our guide to making them suitable for a whole host of health-based diets, as well as Veganism and allergen-friendly.... Read more here.

Why Apples Are A Menu Superstar

Apples are bursting with help benefits, and a cost effective ingredient to boot. So make the most of our delicious apple-based menu suggestions, such as sweet potato and apple latkes with a tahini and lemon drizzle. Read more here.

Educate yourself on healthy foods

Everything You Need To Know About Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, folate and potassium - and those are just a few reasons why they’re a nutritious and tasty addition to many dishes. Want to know more? We put together a guide of everything you could want to know about the fruit. Read more here.

Celebrate Cherry Season

Cherries are packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and Vitamin C. And in fact, there have even been studies that suggest they reduce your blood pressure and cut the risk of heart disease and stroke. All the more reason to read our top cherry tips. Read more here.

Manufacturer Up Close: Tilda

Rice provides energy for over half the world's population, is naturally gluten-free, and helps to improve our nervous system through various B vitamins. It’s low amounts of sodium, fat and cholesterol make it great in tackling obesity, and we were lucky enough to speak to one of the UK’s biggest rice brands Tilda, about their exciting foodservice range. Read more here.

Your Sushi Cheat Sheet

The World Health Organisation advise eating 1-2 portions of oily fish a week, and sushi can be a tasty way to hit that mark, as it can contain many omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also low in calories, and our Sushi Cheat Sheet tells you everything you need to know. Read more here.

World’s Most Famous Salads

A study conducted by UCLA discovered that those who eat salads and raw veggies with salad dressing have higher levels of vitamin C, E and folic acid - all key in promoting a healthy immune system. Salads are menu assets because they’re customisable and you can alter them to different tastes easily. So we rounded up the world’s most famous salads to give you inspiration. Read more here.

Nourish your body and mind through food

Fighting Cholesterol In Foodservice

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that can clog your arteries and put you at risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. So we investigated how Caterers can lower cholesterol in their dishes without sacrificing taste. Read more here.

And for an expert view check out Episode 10 of the Erudus Podcast, in which host Andrew spoke to HEART UKs Dietetic Advisor Lynne Garton to find out ways that frontline foodservice and catering establishments can serve cholesterol friendly foods. Read more here.

Mood Boosting Foods

Did you know that our mood is greatly influenced by diet? Eating prebiotics, probiotics and the right vitamins and minerals can have an impact on chemicals such as serotonin. We’ve put together a list of the best mood boosting foods for your menu. Read more here.

January Health Kick

Okay so it’s not January - but now that we’re easing out of lockdown it’s the perfect time to give your menu a health kick with our 5 top tips for better eating habits. Read more here.

Check out The Erudus Recipe Book.

Ultimately, knowing a recipe’s allergen and nutritional content allows us to make the healthiest and most informed choices. Check out the range of healthy and delicious recipes in The Erudus Recipe Book, where every recipe comes complete with a downloadable PDF detailing all of its allergen, dietary and nutritional information.

*https://ph.ucla.edu/news/press-release/2011/mar/uclalsu-study-details-nutritional-value-salad