Painless Ways to Satisfy the Health Nut at Your Food Truck
Let’s face it–food trucks aren’t exactly known for their health food. Most people go to a food truck for how amazing the food tastes, not for its nutritive qualities. However, you can increase your revenues by making a few simple changes that cater to the health nuts in your community. The best part is, you won’t even feel it!
Offer Grilled, Lean Meat Options
Many food trucks are known for their delicious fried foods. However, even if your food truck specializes in fried meats or burgers you can always add a healthier option or two. Grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp are delicious alternatives to the fattier fried versions. When your menu caters to fried food fanatics and health-conscious individuals alike, you can increase your customer base and sell more food.
Fry Foods in Healthy Oils
Some health-conscious people aren’t as concerned with the caloric values of their food as they are with the ingredients. Different foods tend to take turns being the villain. Keeping up with these trends can be exhausting work, but it might be worth your while to do so. One villain that has been in the spotlight for quite some time is saturated fat. You could attract more health nuts to your food truck if you switch out your oils that are high in saturated fat (such as corn oil) for healthier kinds like canola oil.
Provide One Vegan Menu Item
Vegans are a growing breed and they are on the perpetual hunt for tasty food they can actually eat. Luckily, you don’t have to go completely vegan to gain these healthy eaters as loyal customers. Simply adding one irresistible vegan item to your menu could be enough. For an ice cream truck think oat milk ice cream. For a Greek truck think falafel. For a taco truck think beans and rice. For a burger truck, think plant-based burger patties. It never hurts to diversify your menu to reach more people!
No one would ever expect you to completely change your food truck business to suddenly obsess over serving up health foods. However, incorporating a single healthy item into your menu or changing up one ingredient could be the difference that allows you to cater more to an additional customer base. Luckily, you can do this in ways that don’t even hurt!
While food trucks aren’t necessarily known for their health foods, they can be healthier than eating out. Click here to find out how! As a food truck operator, make sure you’ve got an active profile on the Where’s the Foodtruck App!