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Sep 19, 2006 12:19 AM

Super Healthy Dining/Take Out Options in Toronto? Help!

Hello Chowhounds!

With my upcoming beach wedding all good food ( bread, pasta, rice, sugar, butter, anything breaded ) is off limits for a while...I'm missing it already!

I need to know the healthiest dining/take-out in the city that you know of, so that I can stick to this plan. Please let me know where you head in T.O. for super healthy/low-carb meals!

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Whole Foods Market take out from their salad bar/prepared foods.
    Lettuce on Bloor East of Yonge (build your own salad).
    Fresh on Bloor and Spadina, or south of Queen/Spadina - lots of options.
    Camros on Hayden (south of Yonge/Bloor) has great vegetarian organic food, but may be a bit carby for you.
    Failing that, I just try to stick to salad or veggies with a protein and skip the bread/fries whenever I am out. And just be careful with the salad dressings.

    3 Replies
    1. re: cord

      Yea I agree about the food being too carby at Camros. They overuse dill and it is in almost every dish. The people are sweet and trying hard. I find their food very bland. You are paying a lot of money for a lot of grains which are bought in bulk and like cord said...potatoes and other starches. I would rather it be vegetarian and dynamic than "Organic" and drab. I don't really think it is deserving of the hype. It is good that there is another healthy option around yonge and bloor. I prefer Mela... Organic Italian with rich, fresh well seasoned food. Also carby but much more satisfying than Camros.l

      1. re: food face

        Since my original post about Camros, I have to say I have become addicted to their kale salad, and they also always have green salad, plus a beet salad. So, it is possible to have a less carby meal there. Also they usually have a spinach stew as well.

      2. re: cord

        Depending on your location, a Lettuce has now opened on Yonge north of St. Clair. Also try some vegetarian restaurnats - Le Commencal on Elm perhaps?

      3. I think you should rethink the pre-marriage weight-loss plan and actually go on an eating binge. Just think 10,20,30 years from now you'll look at the pictures and comment how trim you were. By gainging weight for the wedding/photos, the future look back will be much more enjoyable!!

        1. Is sashimi an option for you? It might be a little expensive. But fish is good for you right?

          1. Yeah, fish is fine...sashimi is a good idea. And "Robb" an eating binge actually sounds alot more enjoyable!

            : )

            1. Any of the 'Juice for Life' restaurants ( have an extremely diet-conscious menu. Many large salads with all natural low fat dressing, there is very little oil and fat in all of the meals. Although I do hope you maintain a balance of some starch...