I was on BXR for a few minutes this morning, talking about something decidedly ill-fitting given the weather: eating healthy while dining out. Snow or no, the show much go on.
First off, it’s much, much easier to eat healthy when cooking at home. Restaurants often fortify their dishes with extra butter and salt – more than you’d likely add at home (and often tastes better for it). You’re also less in control of portion size when dining out. It takes more willpower to stop eating and ask for the to-go box than to just serve yourself less at home.
Still, healthy is out there. Here are a few picks for places and dishes that’ll give you a better chance of sticking to your resolutions. It’s a short list and I have a selfish motive for asking for other recommendations: I’m looking to drop a few pounds myself. Anyway, here goes.
At: Main Squeeze Cafe
Try the: Buddha Bowl
At: International Cafe
Try the: Red lentil soup and hummus
Try the: Black Bean and Thai Peanut Wrap
At: Red and Moe
Try the: Pizzas, fresh pastas, small plates
At: Broadway Brewery
Try the: Polenta Plate, Summer Vegetable Sandwich, Curried Apple Chicken Salad
The Healty(ish) Splurge:
At: Cafe Berlin
Try the: The Starving Artist