Food swapping: from zoodles to cauliflower pizza
After introducing you to “house swapping” last week, we want to tell you everything about the “food swapping” trend today! Food swapping is a movement that started last year and is far from being over in 2020. The idea is to replace certain ingredients by others, which are often healthier. That’ s how rice is replaced by ground cauliflower, pasta by zucchini spirals and chocolate ice cream by frozen bananas that were blended with cocoa powder. Companies such as the Dutch brand “Magioni” have followed the trend and launched a line of veggie pizza bases that are lower in calories, more nutritious and still as delicious.
You may be wondering why consumers choose these alternatives over traditional recipes? Very often, people who are trying to eat a more balanced diet are looking for substitutions that are rich in fruits and vegetables. For those trying to consume in an environmentally friendly manner, these alternatives can help reduce the consumption of imported products such as rice. A third reason for swapping food is that it sometimes saves money.
So, if you’re also interested in “swapping” your habitual ingredients for more balanced alternatives, take a look at the following recipes:
- Chocolate chips cookies, but made with banana and oats instead of sugar and flour
- Wraps, but made from zucchinis
- Mac & cheese but made with a veggie sauce instead of a heavy, cheesy sauce