It’s easy to pack on the calories when eating out due to all the rich oils and fats found in most restaurant foods. However, restaurants that utilize healthy, natural ingredients exist, especially in health-conscious Austin, Texas. Here are some excellent places to get your grub on without worrying about the extra calories.
Fresas is a modern Mexican take on chicken al carbon, Fresas homemade tortillas, authentic salsas and rice and beans are the epitome of fine, healthy Mexican cuisine. They incorporate a hefty helping of grilled vegetables in their meals and have inventive salads to satiate any appetite. T here’s something for everyone, from vegan to gluten-free options.
Leaf is a restaurant that lives up to its name with dishes full of fresh produce, non-GMO and hormone-free ingredients. Leaf is known for its Big 12 signature salads which include:
- The Nicoise – A spring mix of tuna, hardboiled eggs, green beans, cherry tomatoes and black olives served with a red wine vinaigrette.
- Margherita on the Works – A mix of fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, black olives, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts served with a savory citrus balsamic.
- Asiago Lemon Shrimp – A spring mix of grilled shrimp, cherry tomatoes, shaved asiago and carrots served with a flavorful lemon-basil vinaigrette.
Picnik is responsible for your morning pick-me-up with a full buttered coffee menu, bone broth, pasture-raised meats, ciders and sides on their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Picnik juices can also be found in Whole Foods when you want to grab a nutritious drink on the go or while shopping for groceries.
Forthright is a restaurant that is upfront with its ingredients, Forthright makes their honest food from scratch. Restaurant patrons can enjoy quinoa porridge with oats for breakfast or delicious ham croque-monsieur for lunch. Pair your lunch or breakfast with a delicious beverage or two with topo chico or house-made cashew milk.
Wholly Cow Burgers
Sink your teeth into Wholly Cow’s mouthwatering grass-fed pasture-raised beef burgers to satisfy your carnivore cravings. Wholly Cow also serves delicious Philly Cheesesteaks, chili, reubens and more along with a breakfast selection of whole wheat Texas French toast, breakfast sandwiches, 4-egg omelets and more.
The Peached Tortilla
Merging the familiar with something new, The Peached Tortilla’s menu is based on Southern comfort food with an Asian flair. The Peached Tortilla provides a wide range of experiences from dinner and a cocktail to plated service wedding catering. Nosh on a savory JapaJam Burger with Chinese BBQ sauce for lunch or enjoy a delicious Malaysian Laksa Bowl for two, full of poached shrimp and tonkotsu noodles.
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