Silver Diner: Not Your Typical Diner Restaurant

By Alyssia Baldan

If you’re looking for a place to “eat right,” consider going to Silver Diner.  They have a great selection of food that will wow you and your kids! Don’t let the word “diner” scare you, because Silver Diner has gone above and beyond to create upscale, calorie-conscious and nutrient-rich Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell menu choices for you and your family to enjoy again and again.

Located in Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey, This full-service American restaurant chain serves new and exciting choices on both the adult and kids’ menu. But of course, Silver Diner has plenty of options for you even if you aren’t following a low-calorie diet. Thanks to the culinary master, Executive Chef Ype von Hengst, there is a vast variety of high quality, fresh, organic, all-natural and locally sourced ingredients ready to be delivered to your table in the most delicious creations! He is dedicated to providing great choices for you and your family to enjoy, whatever your health goals may be.  You can be sure to find something you like at Silver Diner!

Here are just a few of the family-approved choices to try next time you’re in the area:

Low Fat Veggie Omelette: This omelette is perfect for getting a jump-start to your day. With Eggbeaters, low-fat cheddar cheese, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes and strawberries, it is a great way to add lean protein, vitamins and minerals to your diet without sacrificing flavor. 

Summer Citrus Salad – From the “Under 600 Calories Menu,” this colorful salad is perfect for summer as a refreshing lunch or dinner. It has a mixture of iron-rich baby spinach, mangos, strawberries, dried cranberries, pecans, and carrots and is tossed with fat free citrus vinaigrette. Silver Diner has even decided to share the recipe for this satisfying and delicious salad.

Santa Cruz Chicken – This is another option from the “Under 600 Calories Menu.” Incorporate some lean protein and whole grains into your diet with this delicious dish. The Cajun-seasoned chicken is topped with artichokes, roasted tomatoes, scallions, lemon garlic sauce then served over brown rice and edamame beans with a side of fresh greens with balsamic vinaigrette.

Kid’s Turkey Slider with Skim Milk – Kid-sized sliders serve up flavor and lean protein for your little-ones. The nutrition information for these includes low-fat cheddar, a side of vegetables, and skim milk for choice of beverage. Analysis does not include pickle slices served on the side.