Every year when January 1st rolls around, everyone starts planning out what their new year’s resolutions will be. Invariably, at least one resolution will be shedding a few extra pounds. This is why we at ShortOrder recommend developing a health-focused menu that will encourage customers to keep their resolutions while eating your delicious food. So, below are a few delightfully delicious, but health-conscious suggestions to add to your new menu:
1. Skinny Pizzas
Pizza is most definitely a restaurant staple, which is why it is a great idea to make a lower-calorie pizza. You can do this by using low fat cheeses, a plethora of fresh vegetables, grilled meats, and an ultra thin crust. You can’t go wrong with adding this to your menu.
2. Flax Seed Smoothies
Is your restaurant known for its brunch menu? It’s a necessity to add healthy and nutritious breakfast items to your brunch menu like a flax seed smoothie. They’re healthy, filling and delicious, which will keep your customers returning.
3. Gluten-Free and Paleo Options
Currently, two of the biggest diet trends are going gluten-free or adopting a “paleo” diet. With such a strict diet patrons are often limited when choosing where they can eat, which makes it imperative that you offer items of this nature on the menu. To get started, check out our posts about our favorite gluten-free foods and how to craft an FDA-approved gluten-free menu.
4. Offer Small Entrees
This is essential when creating a healthier menu. Many of the diets that people are following these days focus on portion control. In fact, both Technomic and NRA predict that snacks and small plates will be a major trend in the menus of 2014. By offering smaller entrees, you may see more repeat customers.
In addition to your new delicious and nutritious health-conscious menu, we highly recommend that you publish your menu’s nutritional information on your website because a lot of your customers are most likely tracking what they eat on their smartphone fitness applications. By publishing a few nutritional facts on your website, you are showing your customers that you support them in their goal to lose weight.
By implementing our restaurant tips for the new year, we predict that you’ll have a wonderful year ahead of you. For any of your commercial restaurant appliance needs, you can visit ShortOrder online. We’d love to help you out however we can.