12 Healthy Restaurants in Chicago That Won't Make You Hate Life
It’s the start of a new year and you may be hitting the gym hard. Developing a healthier lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight and the process can be quite arduous. Yes, burgers and fried chicken will always have a place in hearts (and stomachs), but cutting back on the fat and grease goes a long way toward a better diet. Just because certain foods are good for you, though, doesn’t mean they have to be devoid of flavor. The following dishes are both healthy and delicious.
The poke craze hit Chicago last year—starting with Aloha Poke Co.—and made lunch worth looking forward to again. Washington, D.C.-based salad chain Sweetgreen also arrived, bringing excitement and variety to fresh veggies. Other popular restaurants, such as Beatrix and Native Foods Cafe, offer spins on classic comforts that won’t bust the gut. So don’t limit yourself the next time you eat out. There are plenty of healthy choices that don’t taste like rabbit food at these spots below.
Lettuce Entertain You’s all-day eatery continues to grow, which is great news for anyone watching their diet. Classic comforts get jazzed up, including a “neatloaf” of turkey, sweet potato and greens. Grandma didn’t make it like this but she probably didn’t care about your waistline either.