PHOTOS COURTESY OF EFFORTLESSLY HEALTHY
By Ryan Arnold
When thinking about fitness, Rochester’s famed Garbage Plate probably doesn’t come to mind. For those unaware, this delicacy—frequently served in a Styrofoam to-go container alongside some slices of questionable white bread—might sound like a vast departure from today’s healthy food trends.
But Shaina Sidoti, owner of Effortlessly Healthy, has a different take. She’s crafted a healthier version of Flour City’s favorite indulgence and has a range of options available. Whether it’s served from the window of the EH food truck, delivered to your door, or grabbed on the go from EH’s newly opened storefront, guests are bound to revisit this local favorite offering a fresh, never frozen, twist.
Sidoti began her business with meal delivery, but despite EH’s many outlets and offerings, today all roads lead to her signature item, The Healthy Trash Plate. Made with a base of sweet potatoes and a healthy coleslaw, the toppings are selected by the guest based on their personal preferences.
It’s easy to start with a sound base like sweet potatoes, but some might take a step backward by covering their plate in not-quite-so-healthy items (here’s looking at you, side salad with buttermilk ranch dressing) so here’s some advice from a seasoned consumer of EH’s healthy trash plate:
(Learn more about the garbage plate, a regional food favorite, from our friends at Huffington Post.)