Healthy Hospital Menu Ideas

The Physicians Committee

Healthy Hospital Menu Ideas

The Physicians Committee has partnered with schools and public interest groups to encourage healthy school menus, and you can find a great collection of plant-based quantity recipes among our nutrition fact sheets.  Check out the great new tastes schools are exploring, including Mediterranean pockets, Mexican lasagna, Greek quinoa, and pasta fazool

But why should kids have all the fun and good food?  Here are even more menu suggestions and recipes that will help your patients, staff, and guests get and stay healthy! 


Healthy and Delicious Entrées


Snack Recipes

Busy people sometimes have trouble fitting in three healthful meals each day. Snacking can be an important contributor to daily food intake, and you’ll want to take extra care to make certain your patient’s snacks are every bit as healthful as the meals you serve.

Other Easy Snack Ideas

Offer healthy beverages, such as water, juice, and soymilk, and snack foods, such as the ones listed below, to encourage your patients and other customers to make their snacks a positive contribution to their nutritional intake.
  • Apple slices with nut butter
  • Fresh fruits
  • Dried fruits, especially raisins
  • Applesauce or other fruit cups
  • Nuts, especially mixed with dried fruit
  • Soy yogurt
  • Individual boxes of soymilk, rice milk, or fruit juices
  • Breadsticks or pita chips with hummus
  • Pretzels or popcorn
  • Homemade muffins or cornbread
  • Ramen soup with added vegetables
  • Fresh soybeans (edamame)
  • Tofu hot dogs
  • Tortilla chips with bean dip
  • Cheerios, granola, or other cereal in a bag
  • Toasted whole-grain breads or crackers with fruit spread or nut butters
  • Graham crackers or gingersnaps dipped in applesauce
  • Mini rice cakes with peanut butter
  • Frozen bananas blended with a little non-dairy milk
  • Chopped raw vegetables and dip