I hate this place!
I am SUPPOSED to be on a diet. However, I am addicted to Chowhound, and love all the great info I gather. However, I am not doing so good on the diet!
Does anybody have suggestions for salads, fish, whatever is low cal anywhere in Monmouth County? I know whatever restaurant I go to I can order carefully... I know, I know...
But just in case anyone has found anything good please suggest! I think I just need some motivation. Much thanks!
Jesse's Cafe on Brighton Ave in Long Branch offers a killer Gazpacho that I really love this time of year. Granted I buy it by the quart and doctor it up with some diced cucumber, yellow bell pepper, minced jalapeno, cilantro and about half a can of chipotle in adobo sauce, black pepper and the juice of a couple limes... Diet? After a bowl of this stuff there is no sense of deprivation...
I heard a recommendation at my weight watchers meeting for juanitos in Red Bank having some type of Shrimp/seafood taco/fajita that was really good. I don't eat seafood, but I might check them out again for chicken stuff.
Cheeburger Cheeburger will customize anything for you. The salads are pretty good, and you can get a cheeseburger on top of it or chicken. It doesn't say it on the menu, but they will put anything in it (from the burger toppings) also.
Its actually in Middlesex County, but La Casa De tortilla on 27 has awesome Tex-Mex and as long as you go easy on the carbs and cheese, its pretty healthy. They will customize as well.
The Korean Taco's really didn't seem so bad at all when we calculated it out.
I assume you don't want to talk about chains?
My enemy is the fried stuff and carbs (subs all the time).
Thank you so much coldsolderjoint! I just dropped out of WW cause I am spending the money and eating out! So your post was just what I needed. I can't give up eating out, and just ran out of ideas. I hate chains, but love carbs! I stopped eating pasta, cause that is one thing I just can't portion control. So I am figuring if I start eating different food than what I LOVE maybe I will do better. I seem to be on maintenance after loosing a few pounds, and I have a long way to go!! Thanks for your really helpful suggestions. Much appreciated!