Food trends are constantly changing and are leaning towards a more healthy approach as time goes on. However, on the other hand, junk food is as popular as ever too. So what if you were to combine these equally highly sought out “healthy food options” and “junk” food together? What if you introduced “healthy junk food” in your restaurant?
While some people, set in their ways, might not be accepting of it, most people will be willing to try out something like this. After all, who wouldn’t like a healthier alternative to their favorite junk food while being just as tasty if not more?
Beef Burger - Chicken burger
Everyone loves a good burger, traditionally made with a beef patty, this is one of the most famous junk foods of all time. Substitute the beef patty with a grilled chicken breast, and you already have a much healthier alternative to a classic beef burger.
Pizza - Cauliflower rice pizza
Of Italian origin, pizza has also evolved into multiple forms and the most common forms of pizza are generally junk food. But, there is an awesome alternative that will keep you coming back for more! Although a bit time consuming, a pizza made with a cauliflower rice crust is a real treat.
French fries - Sweet potato fries
French fries are basically the king of junk food and for good reason too since they’re a very tasty snack. Why give up this when there’s a much better alternative not just in health benefits but dare I say, in taste as well? Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin B6, C, D, and beta-carotene which provides a much-needed health boost for everyone’s favorite “junk” food.
Chocolate - Dark Chocolate
This is a well-known alternative to classic milk or white chocolate. Dark chocolate is actually quite nutritious and contains fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium – all of which are good for you. And it’s also full antioxidants.
You can substitute ice cream with frozen yogurt, butter with margarine and sweets with dried fruit, etc to further enhance your healthy diet.
Whether you’re a foodie looking to try out new food or a restauranteur looking to expand or revamp your menu, these dishes will definitely be a fine addition to your collection.