A recent survey found 64% of respondents were trying to consume more protein, up from 54% in their 2015 survey.1 Consumers are seeking plant-based foods and ingredients for their protein fix,and restaurants are responding. Menu incidences of plant-based proteins grew substantially from Q1 2013 to Q1 2016.3

These categories demonstrate how you can appeal to guests who seek a plant-based protein boost and feature Chef Kyla Tuori's recommendations for incorporating into your menus.

Beans

Beans

Go beyond typical fare to take advantage of everything beans have to offer.

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Ancient Grains

Ancient Grains

Known for being full of fiber, these ancient grains are also a source of protein.

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Seeds and Nuts

Seeds and Nuts

Boost protein with these trending seeds and nuts.

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1 The International Food Information Council Foundation’s (IFIC) 2016 Food and Health Survey
2 Food Business News, ”The protein shift: From fauna to flora,” August 2016
3 MINTEL MENU INSIGHTS Q1 2013-Q1 2016