You don’t need to be a genius to understand that the secret of a
healthy diet lies in getting the balance right. Sometimes though, it’s
hard to know how to achieve that without spending loads of time figuring
out all the food values and making the numbers stack up. So you may
know that you need so much protein, carbs or vitamins, but actually
assembling everything you need in one meal just seems such an effort. So
it’s brilliant when someone comes to the rescue.
That’s what Compass Group UK & Ireland has done —
launching a new mix-and-match food offer called ‘whole + sum’ aimed at
customers looking for an easy approach to healthy eating at breakfast or
lunchtime. And it’s proving to be a magical ready reckoner. The whole +
sum concept is made up of three mix-and-match components, with no
complete dish adding up to more than 500 calories. Each meal component
also features full nutritional analysis.
Nick Vadis, UK executive chef at Compass, says that healthy
though the new concept is, there’s been no compromise on taste. “The
delicious recipes are bursting with flavour — gone are the days of
balanced food tasting bland,” he says. The range in the whole + sum
offer even includes popular favourites that many people may not think
could be included at this calorie level and I've no doubt it's going to
be a big hit with our customers.”
In the whole + sum menu, every lunch plate is made up of 250
calories of protein, 200 calories of carbohydrates and 50 calories of
vegetables or fruit. Breakfast options have no more than 500 calories
with 100 calories of fruit and 100 calories of juice or smoothie and 300
calories from a starchy carbohydrate.
It’s all part of the Compass family’s strategy to make it
easier for people to make healthy choices — a strategy that includes
taking action to reduce trans fats, sugar and salt, and introducing food
labelling. We’re serious about boosting the health of our customers,
without compromising on taste and quality.
It all adds up to a pretty tasty offering.