Celebrating National Nutrition Month With New York Food Trucks
Food trucks offer so much more than just guilty pleasures to indulge in. In celebration of National Nutrition Month, we take a look at some of New York’s finest food trucks offering healthy (but, still delicious) choices.
When many people think of food trucks, deliciously decadent pleasures like burgers, fries, hot dogs, and ice cream immediately come to mind. But, New York food trucks have so much more to offer, even for health-conscious customers in-a-hurry.
Did you know the month of March is also National Nutrition Month? And, while we can’t get enough of greasy goodness and sinfully sweet treats, there are a variety of satisfying options to choose from that’ll help keep your waistline trim and your wallet happy.
“UNDER THE SEA” WITH SANTO CEVICHE
Low in fat and high in protein, it almost goes without saying how good fish can be for your health. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (like, D and B12) and minerals (like, calcium and iron), fish is the perfect food to keep your heart healthy, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of arthritis.
If that doesn’t sound good enough to you, why not pair that nutritious and delicious fare with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and avocado and make it a classic ceviche? With a variety of healthy options to choose from, Santo Ceviche brings their passion for Peruvian and Columbia cuisine right to the tri-state area.
Whether you’re in the mood for fish tacos, grilled shrimp, their classic ceviche, or want to sample their “catch of the day,” Santo Ceviche serves authentic dishes made from the freshest ingredients.
From a quick lunch on-the-go to private events, Santo Ceviche is more than a food truck, it’s a culinary experience of Latin America on wheels.
“FETA” LATE THAN NEVER AT UNCLE GUSSY’S
In keeping with National Nutrition Month, for the third year in a row, U.S. News & World Report named the “Mediterranean Diet” as the best diet overall. With an emphasis on foods like olive oil, fish, and vegetables, it was also named the “best diet for healthy eating,” easiest diet to follow,” best diet for diabetes,” and “best plant-based diet.”
Based on the eating habits, ingredients and traditions hailing from Greece, it’s easy to get started on the road to healthy eating, even when you’re in-a-hurry and need a satisfying meal, that’ll still keep you on track.
Since 1971, Uncle Gussy’s has made traditional Greek dishes their specialty. Their signature seasoning uses the finest-quality ingredients imported directly from Greece. While it’s hard to say “no” to their famous gyros and “super seasoned crispy fries,” their Greek salad is the perfect healthy alternative. With imported feta cheese, Kalamata olives, mesclun greens, and vine-ripe tomatoes (topped with your choice of protein), you’ll still feel as stuffed as a side of grape leaves.
So, ditch the desk and stop by Uncle Gussy’s truck located on Park Avenue (between W. 51st and 52nd St.) or check them out to cater your next corporate event with the best Greek food this side of Santorini.
GET “BOWLED OVER” AT EXOTIC BOWLS
Huffington Post calls acai bowls “the World’s Healthiest Breakfast,” and it also gets you as close to feeling like you’re eating a bowl of ice cream, but with none of the guilt that comes after that pint of Häagen-Dazs. Featuring the acai berry, the most super of superfoods, it contains loads of antioxidants, boosts brain function, and may even help lower your cholesterol.
It may sound too good to be true and if you’re not convinced, head over to Exotic Bowls and find out what the fuss is all about. Serving the most nutritious smoothies and “super bowls,” their passion is promoting healthy-living through natural ingredients that balance nourishment and vitality.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to fill up, than their signature “Exotic Bowl” made with acai, pineapple, banana, mango, coconut milk and topped with crunchy granola, banana, pineapple, mango, coconut flakes, and a hearty drizzle of honey.
Need a power-packed meal that’s hand-held? Exotic Bowls has you covered in that department too with smoothies that really pack a punch (like, their “Tropical Smoothie” blended with acai, pineapple, mango, banana, and coconut milk).
GET YOUR “GREEK” ON AT SOUVLAKI GR
With prestigious recognition from “The Vendys” and “The NYC Food and Wine Festival,” Souvlaki GR has the hardware to back up their authentic cuisine. Boasting “a little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC,” Souvlaki GR has three locations, plus a food truck, throughout Manhattan.
Want a protein-packed lunch? Try their “Chicken Souvlaki Stix.” Or, if you want to “go green,” their “Prasini” (with chopped greens, fresh dill, scallions, and feta with Greek vinaigrette dressing) will be your new go-to weekday salad.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH WITH NEW YORK’S BEST FOOD TRUCKS
Eating on-the-run can be just as good for you as that packed lunch you’re bringing from home. It’s just about the healthy choices we make and NYFTA has options galore.
From fresh seafood and salads to acai bowls and smoothies, stressing over staying in shape, sticking to a New Year’s resolution, or planning a nutritiously delicious event is now a thing of the past.
So, put down that fast-food burger and fries and celebrate National Nutrition Month with some of New York’s best food trucks.
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