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Jun 29, 2010 09:40 AM

Healthy Places to eat

I am looking for restaurants in Houston that feature a healthy menu that is not strictly vegan. My of my favorite restaurants is Hungry's but I need more options.

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  1. What's your definition of "healthy?" Do you care about low fat or low calories or low sodium or high fiber or...? Hungry's has a lot of stuff I would consider unhealthy (but delicious!) and stuff I would consider healthy as well. Depends on what you're looking for.

    Ziggy's calls itself a "Healthy Grill" and I believe they will provide nutrition information on their dishes, so that's an option.

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    1. re: WtotheN

      I should have defined "healthy" a bit more since I now realize how general my question was. I agree that Hungry's has quite a few fatty dishes. I am most concerned with low calories and low sodium. I don't want to have to spend a bunch of money either for a salad I could have made myself. I just usually go to Hungry's b/c there are some dishes that I can order (minus this and that) that are allowable on my diet.

      I have never been to Ziggy's so thank you for that reccomendation! Houston is full of restaurants that have great food but I want to be able to have a nice meal that is as good to my body as it is my taste buds.

      1. re: BrieRoy

        Ziggy's has been hit-or-miss for the past few years, IMO, but at least it will give you another option.

        Sodium is a tough one (hard to tell how much salt restaurants are putting in the dishes, unless they have nutrition information available), so I'm not sure about that. You could try a lebanese place -- if you stick to the less-oily veggies and reasonable portions of the dips (e.g., hummus) you would be in pretty good shape. I like Fadi's.

        I've never been there, but Field of Greens on W Alabama advertises itself as healthy.

        Sorry I'm not much help - I tend to gravitate toward more sodium rather than less! :-)

        Field of Greens
        2320 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098