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Top 3 healthy dishes in Chicago?

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Tulip8 Jul 31, 2011 03:54 PM

Top 3 healthy dishes in Chicago?

I am always looking for more healthy options in Chicago!! Are you too? For those who have their top 3 favorite healthy restaurant dishes, could you share? For context, would be good if you shared your diet if you are on one.

I am not on a particular diet, but here are a few of my favs:

1) Nordstrom Cafe: Herb roast salmon
2) Wildfire: House bowl salad
3) Jason's Deli: Ranchero Wrap (without cheese)

What are yours??

Thanks for sharing!

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    jayh RE: Tulip8 Aug 3, 2011 10:41 AM

    Fun idea:

    1. Los Nopales in Lincoln Square: Camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp with garlic).

    2. Semiramis in Albany Park: Falafel plate.

    3. Encore in the Loop: Grilled Veggie Salad.

    If these options do not seem THAT healthy, it explains why I need to lose 10 pounds.

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      Tulip8 RE: jayh Aug 4, 2011 07:52 PM

      Thanks Jayh, shrimp with garlic sounds really good!!

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      skokieam RE: Tulip8 Aug 6, 2011 07:28 AM

      I can' t think of three off the top of my head. I'm on no carbs at the moment. When we dropped by Franks & Dawgs a while back, I thought I'd be drinking water, or a bunless dog (urg!). They had a brussel sprout salad, though, so I ordered that. It was delicious!!! Raw shaved BS, pistachios, and maybe some mint...

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        Tulip8 RE: skokieam Aug 8, 2011 04:29 PM

        hey, that is great to know on the salad, who would have thought?!

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        velvetdc1 RE: Tulip8 Aug 9, 2011 10:08 AM

        I'm vegetarian and every now and then like to avoid a lot of oil and cheese, but still go out. Here are a few..

        1. Macro plate at Heartland Cafe - brown rice, kale, mushroom gravy... so nutritious and cheap

        2. Pho on Argyle, if you aren't doing low carb - clear broth with lost of boiled veggies

        3. Tacos at El Pueblito - this is a teeny taco place but they are more traditional in that they don't load your tacos with a bunch of cheese and sour cream. You can order veggie ones off the menu or a shrimp one that's on it, and it's delicious and a much healthier taco

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