Dole Food Company Kicks Off "Healthier by Dole" Alternative Recipe Series; Melanie Marcus Shares
CHARLOTTE, NC - Ten. That’s the number of days left until the Big Game—but, who’s counting? That means 10 more days for retailers to capitalize on sales across the produce aisle and beyond, and Dole Food Company has launched its “Healthier by Dole” series of nutritious recipes and menu alternatives for some fun game-time meal and snacking inspiration.
“‘Healthier by Dole’ alternative recipe series is all about helping Americans make better meal and snacking choices while celebrating the biggest events of the year. At Dole, we’re out to prove that even a Big Game Party can be healthy, delicious, and fun at the same time,” said Melanie Marcus, RD, MA, and Nutrition and Health Communciations Manager. “From our Grilled Pineapple Fries to Baked Broccoli Cheese Tots and Air Fryer Buffalo Mushrooms, we’re inviting football-loving families to make this year’s Big Game weekend their tastiest and healthiest ever.”
This new program is led by Marcus and offers consumers easy-to-make recipes that are high in fruits and vegetables, and also packed full of flavor to please any crowd. According to a release, Dole will be kicking off the “Healthier by Dole” series with Big Game Day Vegan Tailgate ideas, sharing 10 vegan entrée, side dish, dessert, and drink recipes.
Providing all of the taste with healthier ingredients, the lineup of dishes features snackable, dip-based dishes and better-for-you versions of American tailgate favorites such as fries, wings, tater tots, and mac n’ cheese. Not to mention, over half of the recipes are gluten-free.
For retailers, this new series provides an excellent opportunity for cross-merchandising ingredients across the aisles, encouraging shoppers to add more fresh produce to their baskets than they may have normally.
Dole’s Top 10 Big Game Day Vegan Recipes include:
- Baked Broccoli Cheese Tots
- Air Fryer Buffalo Mushrooms
- Five-Star Vegan Cheese Spread
- Grilled Pineapple Fries with Avocado-Sriracha Dip
- Dark Chocolate DoleWhip
- Oven Baked Banana Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip
- One Pot Broccoli Cauliflower Cheddar Chickpea Mac
- Creamy Plantain "Potato Salad"
- Vegan Potato Street Tacos
- Grilled Pineapple Mockaritas with Spicy Lime Salt
With the snacking event of the season knocking on our doors, rack up extra shopper dollars in the produce aisles with Dole’s list of mouthwatering recipes.