It’s summertime, so you want to look and feel your best when you put on your bathing suit. It can sometimes be hard on a busy day to commit to a healthy lifestyle when there are fast-food chains everywhere you look. When your taste buds are craving excitement, a bland salad from your fridge may not be the first thing you think of. Have no fear, lots of South Jersey eateries are offering healthy options without sacrificing flavor. These local establishments are reinventing the way we think about “the healthy option.”
Spicy Avocado & Lime Bowl
b.good, Mount Laurel
An avocado a day keeps the doctor away. Get your avocado fix with b.good’s Spicy Avocado & Lime Bowl. The mix of kale, sautéed veggies, avocado, black bean and corn salsa, grape tomatoes, queso fresco, lime, cilantro and chipotle purée are topped with a red pepper vinaigrette for a zesty lunchtime treat. For an additional charge, add grilled chicken, tofu or egg to provide extra protein.
Grilled Salmon Salad
Iron Hill Brewery, Voorhees
Get stuffed to the gills with Iron Hill Brewery’s Grilled Salmon Salad. A brewery may not be the first place that comes to mind for a healthy meal, but think again. Complete with kalamata olives, red onion, grape tomatoes, cucumber, feta, red and yellow peppers, matchstick potatoes and balsamic vinaigrette layered over a delicious bed of baby arugula, this salad is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Veggie Burger Wrap
Healthy Garden Café, Moorestown
The Healthy Garden Café is serving the classic veggie burger in a new way. They’ve decided to offer the homemade veggie burger with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red cabbage, carrots, bell peppers and light house dressing in wrap form. This is a great option for veggie lovers to put a small twist on a reliable favorite.
Spicy Tofu Stirfry
Harvest Seasonal Grill, Moorestown
If you’re sick of never-ending salads and sandwiches, look no further than the Spicy Tofu Stirfry at Harvest Seasonal Grill. This yummy dish has been added as a part of the restaurant’s line of vegetarian options. The taste of baby bok choy, carrots, red and yellow peppers, snow peas, pineapple, edamame, eggplant, organic coconut jasmine fried rice and red onions will make your taste buds rejoice.
Animo Juice, Haddonfield
Add a burst of color to your day by getting an Acai Bowl from Animo Juice. Your body will be
awoken with energy from the antioxidant-filled blend of acai, frozen banana, honey and almond milk topped with fresh fruit and granola. For an additional price, you can choose toppings including peanut butter, honey, coconut, hemp seed, chia seed and chocolate sauce.
Duck Confit Salad
The Farm and Fisherman Tavern and Market, Cherry Hill
After one bite of The Farm and Fisherman Tavern and Market’s Duck Confit Salad, you’ll be quacking their praises. The mix of arugula, shaved fennel, crispy quinoa and orange vinaigrette makes for a fresh and flavor-filled meal.
Farmers Market Veggie Burger
Society of Burgers, Washington Township
Attention all veggie lovers, the Farmers Market Veggie Burger at Society of Burgers is sure to have you coming back time after time. For only $7.49, you can get the house-made combination of grilled vegetables, beans and seasoning topped with red pepper basil spread and spinach that will keep you full without emptying your bank account.
Oven Roasted Turkey Wrap
Zinc Café, Medford
Get yourself wrapped up in goodness with Zinc Café’s Oven Roasted Turkey Wrap. The wrap is complete with brie, fig spread, lettuce and tomato that will keep your stomach full. It will taste so good that you won’t even remember how good it is for you.
Zoe’s Kitchen, Marlton
Put a healthy twist on the burritos you love with Spinach Roll-Ups from Zoe’s Kitchen. Each tortilla is filled with spinach, mozzarella, fresh
mushrooms, feta, roasted tomatoes and scallions. Dipping salsa is provided for extra flavor. With only 440 calories, this treat will leave you feeling great.
Grilled Veggie Sandwich
Naples, Mullica Hill
There’s something about grilled veggies that just scream summer. Naples got the memo and is offering a grilled veggie sandwich. Delicious broccoli, spinach, roasted peppers, mushrooms and provolone cheese are layered to provide a stack of delicious color. You may be at the office instead of grilling with friends, but maybe you can trick your stomach into thinking otherwise.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 4 (June, 2017).
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