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May 24, 2012 10:04 AM

FOODIE ON A DIET :( ... Need Healthy Restaurants

Hello Chowhounds!

Too much Fooding in L.A. so im eating healthy again,

What are your top choices for yummy yet healthy (and pref. lowfat) foods/restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange County areas?



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  1. I really enjoyed True Food Kitchen when I feel like I need a good healthy meal. There is a location in Santa Monica and Newport Beach (Fashion Island) as well. I particularly like the fresh juices and the salad dressings there.

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    1. re: A5 KOBE

      thanks Kobe!
      newport is very convenient as my sister lives there! I'll check it out!

      if you think of any more, please do tell!



      1. re: yesilovestotravel

        I second True Food Kitchen. Really nice ambiance, great-looking people (guys), and very healthy yet relatively tasty food.

      1. Cabbage Patch/Food52 (which is also coming to West LA), and +1 True Food Kitchen -- surprisingly tasty).

        But really, beyond fatty-fat places like Oinkster/Animal/Umamicatessen, it's not about the restaurant, it's about self-control, blah blah blah.

        1. Vinh Loi Tofu in Reseda, CA, if you're a fan of vietnamese food.

          1. Junk carbs are much worse for you (or anybody) than fat. I recommend any good Indian restaurant and just skip the naan and the white rice.

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            1. re: Dogbite Williams

              when someone requests low fat food, indian food is not what comes to mind.
              the amount of ghee that is used in each dish is hard to discern.
              each dish can become a sort of wild card in terms of calories and saturated-fat.

              that said, (not for OP because of location), samosa house in culver city usually has a couple of offerings that are made with oil instead of ghee to accomodate their vegetarian customers.