Posted on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022
More diners choose to eat for their wellbeing
Functional foods are those that are nearly or wholly natural. While the movement towards eating for one’s wellbeing has been bubbling away for some time, it has exploded in popularity in 2022. Today, a significant cohort of diners consider food as much for its nutrient value as its taste.
Putting the flavour in functional dishes
Fortunately for chefs, the trend towards functional foods needn’t mean a compromise on dish quality. Many immunity-boosting ingredients are rich in flavour, such as ginger, turmeric, honey and garlic. In terms of a classic menu item like risotto, simple on-trend ingredient replacements can make this traditional favourite lighter and healthier.
Alternative risotto base
Build an alternative risotto base with ease using whole grains to create an interesting dish that is also nutritious.