Pizza Delivers with Toppings that Go Beyond the Traditional
A good, old-style cheese pizza topped with the traditional pepperoni or sausage still has a place on the contemporary nutrition-conscious military menu, but is being joined by leaner, greener variations that comply with low-calorie, low-fat consumeoften guidelines.
As a result, more healthful versions of the pizza pie substitute wholegrain or whole-wheat crusts for the standard white flour variety while vegetable and leaner-meat alternatives replace the traditional toppings.
“Traditional pepperoni and cheese or combination pizzas served in our dining facilities fall under the Red category under the Go for Green (G4G) nutritional guidelines, which means to 'eat rarely,' according to the Air Force Personnel Center, Directorate of Operations food staff. “Wholegrain, whole-wheat pizza crusts are becoming more available within industry. We are providing wholewheat pizzas and looking at whole-grain crusts in some of our dining facilities.” ...
Condiment Category Expands Beyond Traditional Favorites
Condiments are a popular choice when it comes to enhancing the flavor of foods to satisfy a personal preference, and the options available are expanding with the growing influence of international cuisines.
“Different flavor profiles, other than the staple items, such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise, have entered the market for both sauces and dressings,” according to Air Force Personnel Center, Directorate of Operations food staff. “Chipotle, pesto and flavored mayonnaise, just to name a few, are becoming popular. These items are being added to our catalogs and utilized in new recipes being released to the field.”
Dining facilities select condiment assortments partly in response to service member preferences but also in compliance with nutritional initiatives and movement toward more healthful menu options. ...