Happy Monday friends! We've had some requests for suggestions on healthy lunch dishes around the downtown area so we've started exploring the options! We will be going to different restaurants around our Deco District first (think Elote, the Vault, Boston Avenue Grill, Billy's, LaSalle's etc.), and choosing the healthiest options at each!
Our first stop is the Deco Deli, located in the Atlas Life Building downtown. They serve gourmet sandwiches, salads, smoothies and have a great grab and go section if you're in a hurry. If you're choosing a sandwich, look for one that has a lot of veggies, some protein and ask for the sauce on the side (or none at all). The Deco Chicken Wrap and the 320 have the widest variety of veggies on them. You can trade the chips for a fruit cup! Any of the salads are a great choice and can be Whole30 compliant if you hold the cheese and ask for oil and vinegar as your dressing. If you're not doing Whole30, I'd still recommend holding the cheese and asking for your dressing on the side. Skip the roll, there's no nutritional value in that.
The day Teresa and I stopped in, we had just completed a circuit workout at the studio. We wanted something cool and refreshing so chose the Greenwood smoothie. It has bananas, almond milk, spinach and flax seeds. It was cool and refreshing - a perfect post-workout snack.
The Deco Deli comes with high recommendations from the two of us as a healthy place to refuel at lunch! Not all of their options are great choices but many of their choices are great!
Have a restaurant you want us to try? Or a favorite meal you would like "healthied" up a bit? Let us know in the comments or a message!