Dole Food Company Provides Romantic Healthy Recipes
CHARLOTTE, NC - Retailers, your stores are in for a swarm of planners and last-minute grabbers this Valentine’s Day—as this holiday is often privy to—and your shoppers will be scanning your aisles for something tasty to eat, especially the produce aisle, as nutrition is a key factor. Dole Food Company is keeping shoppers in tune with their love of produce with a collection of its most romantic healthy recipes featuring ingredients commonly assumed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Prepared by Dole’s own Nutrition and Health Communications Manager Melanie Marcus, consumers will get a taste of love with a roundup of 20 recipes. Packed with supposed romance-inducing items such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, artichokes, avocados, pomegranates, watermelon, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, dark chocolate, and even oysters, the recipes are easy to make and delicious to surprise loved ones, whether romantically or fondly.
While Marcus cannot guarantee that these recipes she created will lead to feelings of love, she can confirm links to other positive benefits including heart and bone health; stress reduction; mood enhancement; weight, pain, and blood pressure management; and antioxidant qualities, among others.
Check out the list below to bring some cross-promotional advertising to top sellers, and watch hearts form in your shoppers' eyes:
Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries)
- Berry Heart Salad
- Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Glazed Strawberries
- Sunflower Grilled Shrimp with Blackberries
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Blueberry Avocado Garden Salad
- Spring Avocado Smoothie
- Spicy Cucumber & Avocado Rolls
- Chocomole Avocado Banana Pudding
Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, and Hazelnuts)
- Blackberry Salad with Avocados and Almonds
- Raspberry Almond Granola Bars
- Celery Hearts Waldorf Salad
- Cauliflower with Tarragon and Hazelnuts
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