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Looking for HEALTHY food, DIET restaurant in O.C.

TheGoddess Aug 10, 2007 05:15 PM

Hi! Since this is my first post, I hope I have it in the right section but here goes nothing ... I know this isn't any serious chowhounds dream post but I am trying to lose a few pounds for an important event. I don't cook - so restaurants are my only option. I just moved to Orange County - where can I get good LOW-CAL, healthy, DIET CONSCIOUS food? Are there any restaurants that have diet platters, list calories on the menu, etc etc? Thanks very very much!

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  1. Kitchen Queen RE: TheGoddess Aug 10, 2007 10:39 PM

    You're best bet by far is: www.mothersmarket.com

    1. brekkie_fan RE: TheGoddess Aug 11, 2007 02:12 AM

      I always equate vegan for healthy, so here you go:


      No trans fat, soy based options, protein options, and good taste too.

      Or maybe you just want to go for Ruby's Diner for their skinny platter, veggie burger, or vegwich. You can never have enough veggies. Do they still do skinny fries (what an oxymoron)?

      1. Curt the Soi Hound RE: TheGoddess Aug 11, 2007 06:44 AM

        You might try Rutabegorz.


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          Das Ubergeek RE: Curt the Soi Hound Aug 11, 2007 12:42 PM

          Second Rutabegorz. Three locations -- Fullerton, Orange and Tustin.

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          kimlbc RE: TheGoddess Aug 11, 2007 08:14 AM

          Do you like Chinese? You have to try Fortune Cookie in Los Alamitos. Delicious food and everything on the menu lists its nutritional value. We go there once a week just because we LOVE it -- try the orange peel chicken. Did I mention it was started by a nutritionist?

          1. Emme RE: TheGoddess Aug 11, 2007 10:19 AM

            Eating out for all meals is pretty pricey, so I'm wondering if you might consider food delivery from Susan's Healthy Gourmet Meals... Tasty, convenient, and healthy.

            Flossie's Healthy Home cooking

            Finbar's is very accommodating if you tell them you're looking for light fare


            Fisherman's Outlet

            Cheap-- The Flame Broiler

            If you're looking for vegetarian (not all of it is healthy or low cal per se), try Zov's Bistro, Avanti Cafe or Native Foods.

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              patz RE: TheGoddess Aug 11, 2007 10:47 AM

              Try Avanti Cafe on 17th street in Costa Mesa (near Mothers), or Native Foods on Bristol --both are healthy

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