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5 Spots for Fresh Healthy Fare

By Robin Barr Sussman

Photo Courtesy of True Food Kitchen

01.08.18

It’s deliciously simple to jump-start a healthy, brand new 2018 bod. Just count on these H-town eateries to dish up skinny but lay on the flavor.

1. HS Green Fresh Food Kitchen
Sunny with pops of green, this counter-serve features vegan and vegetarian choices, smoothies, and protein-filled salads in addition to heartier fare like turkey burgers. For dinner (table service), consider the lean grilled pork chop with roasted vegetables. Bonus: calorie counts are listed for most items. 5092 Richmond Ave., 713.904.3547

2. Local Foods
From hummus-avocado sandwiches to luxe salads like the broccoli, watercress, and grilled shrimp, Benjy Levit’s outposts are nutritious and delicious. Succulent dinner entrees of pork loin, lean duck breast and free-range chicken are also popular. 420 Main St., 713.227.0531, and other locations

3. True Food Kitchen
The menu, based on an anti-inflammatory diet of health guru Dr. Andrew Weil, boasts seasonal full flavored fare including winter squash toast with lemon, ancient grain bowls, and spicy Panang curry. Grilled fish, sustainable sea bass and Moroccan chicken are notable entrées in addition to gluten-free and vegan options. 1700 Post Oak Blvd., 281.605.2505

4. Pokéworks
A customizable “Poké Your Way” menu allows guests to build their own bowl with a variety of low fat, quality ingredients. Besides the tuna classics, choose proteins ranging from traditional fresh ahi tuna and salmon, flown in daily, to options of albacore tuna, scallops, shrimp, sous vide chicken and organic tofu. 213 Heights Blvd., 832.271.7392

5. Relish Restaurant & Bar
At lunch, beautiful kale salad, apple salad, and a salmon citrus salad headline the modern American menu along with healthful sides like roasted cauliflower with grapes. For dinner, nosh on snapper crudo, grilled quail, pear salad, and fresh catch of the day. 2810 Westheimer Road, 713.599.1960