Eating healthy has become more of a culture rather than being a simple trend to adapt healthier ways of eating. Restaurants, parlours and cafeterias are adapting the culture, evolving their menus to be more low-carb than being smitten with a layer of grease to make it look yummier and taste absolutely impeccable.
TGIFridays has been a name in the the restaurant industry for decades. A franchise adaption of the American food giant, TGIFridays has always been associated with beer & bites kind of an invention that dates back to the year of 1965. Carrying forward the journey of decades, TGIFridays have times and now introduced food items on the menu depending on the liking of their loyal customers and also keeping the current food trends in the frame to deliver what the world is eating currently.
Connecting these two dots, TGIFridays have just launched their healthy menu that caters to the cravings of food lovers, with balanced intake of carbs and details about the dietician approved ingredients used in the making of these unique dishes.
The menu is called ‘Super Food Menu’ and is currently on its limited timeline, inviting food lovers to try out from their array of meat cut platters, salad and a lip-smacking yet healthy dessert option.
“Instead of regular boring salad to stay healthy, our Super Food menu is packed with delicious items like Wasabi Miso Glazed Chicken, Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, Cranberry and Blueberry Couscous and kale. The concept of Super Foods is that each ingredient is packed with an abnormal amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals which put you in best shape of your life!” says Rohan Jetley, CEO and Owner, TGI Fridays India.
I visited TGIFridays Noida to try out the ‘Healthy Foods’ menu along with their signature JD dressed meats and shakes. To start with, let me tell you that each dish had its own uniqueness, consisted of a generous portion of ingredients that cannot be finished by one person alone. Briefing out what all did I try from the menu, here goes the list :
CHERRY CHIPOTLE BBQ CHICKEN – Lemon and olive oil marinated grilled chicken breast topped with tangy cherry chipotle BBQ Sauce. Served with an apple five-grain pilau and fresh broccoli slaw.
POMEGRANATE HONEY MUSTARD SALMON – Lemon and olive oil basted grilled salmon filet topped pomegranate honey mustard vinaigrette. Served with toasted almond, cranberry & blueberry couscous and ginger garlic kale.
THE FRUIT CRUMPLE is indulgently wholesome, jam-packed with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and juicy peaches. The crumble is served piping hot and topped with an ice-cold scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.
From their regular menu I also tried the following :
TRIPLE CHICKEN SAMPLER – The big-enough-to-share platter features three sensations flavours : Frank’s Red Hot Chicken Wings, Quesadillas drilled with balsamic glaze and served with marinara sauce and Sesame Jack Chicken strips served with famous Jack Daniels sauce.
JACK DANIEL’S CHICKEN & SHRIMP – A tender grilled chicken breast glazed with Jack Daniel’s sauce, together with crispy Cajun-spiced shrimp. Served with season vegetables and cheddar cheese mashed potatoes.
SIZZLING BROWNIE OBSESSION – Rich, moist chocolaty cake topped with vanilla ice cream hot fudge, caramel sauce & walnuts.
COCONUT OLD CUBAN MINT SMASH – A real thirst quencher to beat the heat. Coconut milk combined with fresh mint leaves, lime, sugar and topped with soda.
JACK CHOCOLATE SHAKE – Yummy combination of cocoa, chocolate and ice cream.
LEMON FLOWER DROP – Elderflower, Smirnoff Vodka and Almond Syrup makes it a very fragrant and refreshing Martini.
Making every visit at TGIFridays a literal weekender experience, I am now convinced that even healthy food platters can taste yum and call you back again and again. Have you tried the TGIFridays SUPER FOODS MENU yet?
319-320, 3rd Floor, Great India Place, Sector 38A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301