Whether you live in the Windy City or are just visiting, you definitely want to know where to go for great food that’s good for you too.
From healthy lunches to delicious dinners, here are our picks for some of Chi-Town’s must-eats!
Palm Restaurant has 16 Healthy Dining and 10 Sodium Savvy items, including Filet Mignon, Broiled Nova Scotia Lobster, Broiled Mahi Mahi and Crab Cakes Luncheon Specialty.
Season’s 52, a fresh grill with a seasonally inspired menu has 24 Healthy Dining options on their menu including the Oak-Grilled Rack of Lamb, Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout, the Grilled Flat Iron Steak Salad, BBQ Chicken Salad and the Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin & Portobello.
Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at Au Bon Pain where there are many nutritious and delicious choices anytime of the day. They have 24 Healthy Dining options, 20 Sodium Savvy dishes and two Kids LiveWell selections. At breakfast, consider an Egg Whites, Cheddar and Avocado breakfast sandwich served on a whole wheat skinny bagel; for lunch, dig into the Roasted Eggplant Soup featuring roasted eggplant, fresh tomatoes and yellow onions, seasoned with fennel, spices and parmesan cheese in a roasted tomato puree. At dinner, pick up the Thai Peanut Chicken Salad with all-natural chicken, mesclun, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, crispy wontons and Thai peanut dressing.
Pita Pit has one Sodium Savvy and a dozen Healthy Dining choices, including the Light Aloha Pita, which has Chicken breast and Black Forest ham in a whole-wheat pita with Romaine lettuce, cucumber, pineapple and teriyaki sauce; the Spicy Black Bean Pita, featuring a black bean veggie patty in a whole wheat pita with spinach, tomato, onion, cucumber, banana peppers and ancho chipotle sauce; and the Souvlaki Pita, a chicken souvlaki in a whole wheat pita with veggie toppings like romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers.
How Do You Roll, a custom sushi shop, has three Healthy Dining and two Sodium Savvy options, like the 3 Alarm Roll which features a seaweed wrap, brown rice, spicy tuna, jalapeño, cucumber, avocado, spicy mayo, chili powder, tempura crunch, and sweet chili sauce; and the Philadelphia Roll, a seaweed wrap, brown rice, smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheese and sesame seeds.
Want to celebrate Chicago with a steak dinner? Go for it at LongHorn Steakhouse, which has 12 Healthy Dining and three Sodium Savvy dishes. Their Legendary Steaks: Renegade Sirloin features an eight ounce sirloin, grilled to order; the Cowboy Pork Chops entrée has two eight ounce center-cut, grilled bone-in pork chops; and the Spinach Feta Chicken lunch entrée has of grilled chicken breasts with fresh spinach and house-grilled red peppers in a garlic jus, topped with feta cheese.
UFood Grill wants diners to feel great and eat smart. Their menu includes 17 Healthy Dining and 10 Sodium Savvy options, making those goals very possible. From steel cut Irish oatmeal with cranberries, apples and cinnamon in the morning to a Veggie Panini with roasted red peppers, portabellas, artichokes, basil pesto, feta cheese, fresh basil, ciabatta for lunch; and a dinner choice like Salmon Plate with Quinoa, this Chicago eatery has lots of tasty and satisfying options.
Restaurants nationwide participate in the Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell Programs. Find these and more “Restaurants Near Me” anytime on HealthyDiningFinder.com.