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Insta-Worthy Food Trends... just better.® Part 2

Food trends are fun to follow, and if you do a little digging, there’s almost always a smart hack to make even the most indulgent foods healthier! Last week we explored the latest sharable trend, Butter Boards, and created The just better.® Board!

This week, we’re exploring two more TikTok famous food trends! Our hope is to inspire you to discover new and exciting ways to explore a wide variety of healthy foods. 

Lemon Pasta

We already love this food trend because it combines fresh citrus flavors with savory herbs. YUM!! If you want to add a healthier twist to this dish, you’ve come to the right place! 

If you’re cutting back on ingredients like pasta, try swapping it out for a healthier option like zucchini or sweet potato spirals. OMGosh, it’s so good! Veggie spirals give this trendy dish a new life with fewer carbs and more fiber! This is a simple whole food dish that anyone can make! 

You can find a plethora of variations of Lemon Garlic Pasta on Google, but we liked the simple versions using fresh lemon, garlic, rosemary, basil, and some olive oil. **Chef’s kiss!**

Don’t forget to stir in 2 Tablespoons of just better.® fiber at any stage of preparation! (We really do make it easy to get enough fiber in your life!) 

Avocado-Jicama-Hashed-Brown Toast

Starting your day right with a balanced breakfast is a great way to set the tone for the rest of the day. This breakfast trend sounds delicious, but it might not align with your dietary goals. 

Skipping the bread but replacing it with other processed foods like prepackaged hashed browns doesn’t make this trend a healthier option to traditional avocado toast. 

Our best suggestion for making this dish just better.® is to skip the prepackaged frozen potato patties and opt for freshly shredded jicama hash browns. This is a lower-carb alternative with an added fiber boost to keep you feeling fuller longer! 

Here’s how:

  • Peel large jicama 
  • Shred with a cheese grater or food processor
  • Sprinkle with salt, place in a mesh strainer, and set aside to drain (about 10 minutes)
  • Squeeze out excess water - DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
  • Beat 2 large eggs with salt, pepper, herbs & spices of your choice
  • Add ¼ to ⅓ Cup of just better.® fiber, depending on how much you’re making. 

— Once you have squeezed out all the excess water from the jicama, combine the egg and just better.® fiber mixture with the shredded jicama. 

— Form into patties and place them in a 300° air fryer for 20 minutes on each side. (Adjust the temperature and time to your specific device.) 

These patties can also be baked in the oven or fried in light oil. 

When baking, we suggest using a silicone mat or parchment paper to avoid sticking. 

WARNING: Make extra, or you’ll cry like we did when they were all gone! 

Once your patties are cooked, top them with sliced avocado, a poached egg, and diced green onion! 

What have been some of your favorite food trends, and how have you made them just better.®? Let us know!