Adopting a healthier lifestyle is one of the most common new year’s resolutions, which means now that we’re three months into the year, more and more restaurant-goers are on the lookout for healthy options. Luckily, catering to your customers that prioritize healthy eating does not require changing your entire menu. You could help your customers achieve their health goals by incorporating healthy cooking methods, highlighting nutritious meal options, and staying on top of some of the latest food trends. Read on to learn more!
Incorporating Healthy Cooking Methods
You do not need to create a brand-new menu to please the healthy eaters. Something as easy as incorporating healthier cooking methods will work. A lot of restaurants give customers a choice to customize their meals by swapping out sides and asking how they like their meals to be cooked. You could take this a step further by giving your customers a choice to have their food grilled, steamed, or roasted instead of fried.
Highlighting Some Healthy Meal Options
Make it simple for healthy eaters to find what they are looking for by highlighting different nutritious meal options. You could either create a new section in your menu for your healthy meals or place an icon next to each healthy item. If you want to go and add more nutritious meals to your restaurant menu, there are a handful of popular choices you should consider. These include:
- Grilled chicken
- Shrimp skewers
- Power bowls
- Soft shell tacos
Adding the essential nutritional information like protein, calories, and carbs will also help your customers make an important decision.
Trending Health Food Trends
Swapping up your menu every once in a while it will keep your regulars happy and may even attract new customers. The next time you are looking for a new change, consider adding some of the hottest and latest health food trends. These include:
- Plant-based options
- Gluten-free food or grain-free options
- Cultured meat
- Low-carb menu items
- Natural sweeteners
- Fermented foods
- Mood-boosting foods
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