Soup is hands-down one the best and most popular recovery foods, but it’s also one of the most adaptable as well, and can be used in a variety of ways to satisfy any appetite. Below are just a few of the ways you can significantly impact your success as a healthcare leader just simply by making soup a stable in your facility’s foodservice pantry!
Satisfaction & Control
With the population of patients aged 65 years and older expected to reach more than 70 million in 2030, and the increased need for diverse, yet healthful, meals that are easy to consume for any patient, soup is quickly becoming every foodservice department’s number one ingredient. This doesn’t mean your facility has to stick with basic chicken noodle soup and other boring options. Soup is exceptionally versatile and can be used alone or as the base to just about any incredible recipe. That means your staff can be more creative in the kitchen with the ingredients you already have as well as give your patients the illusion of having more freedom and control over what they have to choose from, all without compromising their nutrition and safety! Happier, more satisfied patients are healthier patients.
The versatility of soup goes far beyond endless flavor combinations. In addition to being able to offer a wide variety of diverse ingredients for any patient’s special nutritional needs or dietary preferences, soup is also a quick, easy, and convenient meal option for busy staff members looking to grab a bite on a short break, or even hungry visitors and guests who are there to see their loved ones. From deliciously light, broth-based soups for sensitive patients, to healthy stews and comforting casseroles for heartier appetites, you really just can’t go wrong with soup of any kind!
One of the biggest reasons to stock up on soup, is the savings. Whether you’re considering the reduction in food waste that will inevitably result from offering your patients tastier meals they love, or the fact that soup is insanely affordable, and has a very long shelf life with no need to be refrigerated before its used, it’s simply the smartest choice all around. Soup can offer your facility the ability to provide higher quality care while simultaneously cutting down on your overall costs – and what could be better than that?
Adapting to new foodservice trends doesn’t have to be a pain, and will likely dramatically improve every aspect of your facility’s operations, you simply have to be willing to try! Call 629.777.8989, or fill in the free consultation form in the sidebar, to learn more about how our software can positively impact the lives of the patients and visitors you service every day.