With the new year comes New Year Resolutions. Getting in shape is a common goal and with dedication and a commitment to changing your habits, it is one you can meet. However, a common problem people encounter is what to buy at local restaurants when eating out. When you’re not doing the cooking yourself it’s easy to assume a restaurant won’t have options that fit your dietary requirements. Luckily many restaurants offer healthier options for health-conscious patrons and you don’t necessarily have to go to a specialty restaurant to eat a healthy meal. Here are five healthy and popular local restaurants and the healthier choices they offer.
The People’s Kitchen offers a breakfast and lunch menu with several classic food choices such as grits, french toast, salads, and sandwiches. If you’re watching what you eat their healthier options include an egg white omelet, an apple and multigrain sandwich, vegan wrap, turkey sandwich, chicken tempura, a hummus plate, and various green salads.
While pub food is rarely thought of as healthy P.J. Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant still have healthier options on their menu. They offer grilled salmon salads, chicken salads, a grilled chicken entree, and seared tuna steak. Their grilled chicken sandwiches can also be made healthier provided you remove some of the toppings such as bacon and cheese.
This cafe is well known for their high-quality local ingredients. Their menu is class sandwich fair with flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, and sides such as pretzels, salads, and soups. Their menu is for the most part very healthy and makes use of fish and chicken as primary meat choices with many vegetarian options. If you’re watching your diet Stations Cafe is a good choice if you don’t want to spend too much time analyzing them menu for a healthy food option.
The Apollo Grill has a diverse menu with several different types of food to fit a variety of different tastes. Healthy choices include tuna carpaccio and various salads such as green salads, Waldorf salad, chicken cobb, quinoa, and spinach and pear salads. Sandwiches include many grilled chicken options reducing overall fat content and fresh fish entrees such as tuna and salmon offer healthy dining choices.
This restaurant focuses on Spanish style dishes and offers many vegetarian options such as a Paella Vegetariana, green salads, melon salads, vegetarian flatbread, and various vegetarian tapas offerings. They also offer various learner meat dishes making use of salmon and grilled chicken.
Healthy Eating Choices And Options at Steel Fitness
Healthy eating doesn’t require you never eat takeout or at restaurants ever again. What it does require is paying attention to what you’re eating and how it is made. The above restaurants offer many different healthier food options with some notably focused on providing healthier choices as a whole. A few minutes of menu research can assure your lunch outing or night out doesn’t interfere with your diet. This awareness of what you’re eating (even when you don’t make it yourself) alongside a good gym membership and you can meet your fitness goals. Getting a gym membership at Steel Fitness of Riverport allows you to have valuable access to a certified nutritionist!