All we do is eat. And eat. And eat. And eattttttttt. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we’re trying to pull our lives together and eat somewhat healthily for the next few weeks. We took an inventory of our favorite healthy foods and came up with the 5 fresh beauties listed below. Check em out and send some more healthy grub ideas over our way.
#1 THE BACADO at Eat-a-Pita: Aka the perfect combination of meat and fresh veggies. Eat-a-Pita is doing it right with this awesome sandwich featuring thick bacon, an avocado scooped out just for you, and all the green things you can handle. Plus, you get to choose from the list of dressings that has over 2 dozen unique creations; we went with the mustard berry vinaigrette and actually felt proud of ourselves after eating it.
#2 YELLOWTAIL TIRADITO at Umai Umai: Sushi is one of our favorite things to eat, especially when we feel like we need to chill out with the burgers. Umai Umai’s yellowtail tiradito dish is the best way to do it. Add on some miso soup, edamame, a ginger salad or some sashimi and call it a (healthy) day. Some of our other fav sushi places include the Yanako, Zama, & Fat Salmon and as long as you stay away from the spicy tuna sauce/the rice/green tea ice cream, you’ll be in good shape.
#3 THE CALAMARI SALAD at The Continental: This beautiful/beastly salad is one of those things we crave at least once a week. It’s fresh, full of flavor, and you can eat the whole huge thing without feeling even slightly bad about yourself. If you’ve eaten this thing, then you know how good that crisp lettuce, hot calamari and soy-sesame dressing makes ya feel; and if you haven’t, now is the time. Disclaimer: it does have crispy calamari in it which is clearly unhealthy, but that’s what makes it so good so we can’t count it out just for that.
#4 SALATIM & HUMMUS W/ LAFFA at Zahav: This is the ultimate salad and is kind of amazing because you get to try 8 different things with an unlimited supply of laffa flat bread (which has Za’atar, one of our favorite spices alive, thrown all over it). Add on an order of hummus for a relatively cheap meal that’ll leave you full and super satisfied.
#5 TONKOTSU SHOYU at Hiro Ramen: While this isn’t exactly “healthy” per say/at all, it’s just soup and it’s delicious so you’ll still feel pretty good about yourself. We’re not ramen connoisseurs just yet but we know the city is full of pho and ramen joints from Washington Ave to China Town with tons of places in between. Perfect on a cold day, these soups give us that warm fuzzy feeling.
Share some of your favorite healthy-ish foods and we’ll definitely check em out!