A restaurant menu is not your enemy if you are a devotee of healthy eating. These local restaurant picks will treat your palate and nourish your body with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And they partner with your healthy lifestyle.
Nicole DeFour, owner of Quench, says, “Kale is one of our favorite ingredients. We juice it, sautee’ it, make sandwiches with it and even use it raw as in this delicious Kale & Chick Pea Salad.” DeFour adds the juice of a fresh lemon, olive oil and some shaved parmesan! Kale is high in vitamins K&E and helps lower cholesterol. Chick peas are a good source of protein, soluble fiber and iron.
The Jubilee’s Brady’s Lake Salad is just one of nine entree salads on the lunch and dinner menu. This gluten free salad has healthy benefits from the pecan-encrusted chicken breast, feta cheese and fruit. The salad is chock full of vitamins & minerals which provide anti-oxidants and natural anti-inflammatory compounds. The Jubilee’s low fat and fat free dressings further make this choice a healthy one.
Pocono Pines, PA
Fruited Quinoa is the creation of Stroudsmoor Chef “G”erard and Pocono Medical Center Nutritionist Paula Schott. Quinoa is complemented by steamed spinach, raisins and dried apricots—then finished with fresh lemon and toasted pine nuts. Diners love the healthy menu options now available from the restaurant’s partnership with the medical center.
Colorful means healthy, and this Red White and Blue Salad from Sweet Creams Cafe is loaded with antioxidants, super foods, and nutrients along with a lower fat alternative to regular cheese.
Strawberries, blueberries, artichoke hearts, goat cheese, chick peas, and red onions top a bed of arugula.
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Chef Bryan Wallace of The Frogtown Inn & 6 Acres Restaurant says, “I wanted to keep this scallop salad light and healthy.” It consists of mixed greens tossed in an orange vinaigrette and topped with candied walnuts and seared sea scallops. Diners can substitute scallops for another choice such as shrimp.