Ending our lifelong dilemma of attempting to stick (somewhat) to a healthy diet whilst attempting to maintain a social life, one of our favourite restaurants in Northern Ireland Fratelli, has gone and introduced what we previously believed to be impossible.
They are introducing delicious – yet health conscious – options to their menu…
Fratelli, which has restaurants in both Belfast and Ballymena, is teaming up with fitness and nutrition programme Shrink to bring a foodie revolution to eating out for diners here.
The popular Italian eatery is expanding its menu of mouth-watering dishes to include meals devised by Shrink founder Estelle Wallace, and is aimed at health-conscious restaurant goers who still want to enjoy their food, but don’t want to overload on calories.
The new guilt-free additions to the Fratelli menu include pizzas with a cauliflower base and a wide range of toppings, and instead of pasta, diners can enjoy spiralled vegetables with a choice of slow braised beef, Bolognese or fiery chilli prawns with tomato.
In further good news – dessert is still on the menu too, and Ballymena-based mum of one Estelle – who has been providing expert fitness and nutritional advice for 15 years – says it’s all about making the right choices. Estelle explained:
“Diners are in for a treat as this new menu is amazing and caters for a host of taste buds, while complementing the existing and fantastic food on offer at Fratelli!
“Steaks, chicken, pizza, pasta made with julienned veg and cute tangy desserts are all designed to expand the taste buds but not the waist line.”
One of Estelle’s clients recently lost an impressive ten stone following the plan, and Estelle says re-educating people about what constitutes as “diet” food is essential in developing a healthy approach to eating:
“I’m really excited to be working with Fratelli and giving their guests the option to eat healthy whilst socialising, and they have done an outstanding job on the menu, it’s fresh, nutritious and delicious.”
The Shrink partnership is the latest venture for Fratelli and will feature on both the main menu and that of the hugely popular Ladies’ Night events at the restaurants which offer a main course and a glass of wine for only £12.
Restaurant Manager Michael Johnston says the new additions to the menu offer the tastes that Fratelli is famous for, with a modern twist.
“Our traditional Italian food has proved a huge hit with diners since we opened, and these new dishes which Estelle has helped create look set to become firm favourites on our already extensive menu. We aim to cater for all tastes, and are delighted that Estelle and the Shrink ethos are now part of the Fratelli experience.”
Source: Ulster Tatler