Life happens. Constantly! So when dinner plans go awry and you need something quick, healthy eating is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice your health for convenience with these eight places where you can grab healthier curbside pick-up! Regular writer Lindsey Joe offers her recommendations.
Vui’s Kitchen. This sister restaurant to Juice Bar offers fresh Vietnamese fast. I genuinely love their entire menu, but would recommend you try their Summer Rolls and Noodle Bowl with Five Spice Shrimp. They also carry one of my favorite desserts – Coconut Pudding!
Burger Up. People often think that to eat healthfully you have to give up your favorite foods, like burgers. But that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when you can order better-for-you items. Try the Turkey or Marathon Burger (with mayo on the side) from Burger Up.
Edley’s Bar-B-Que. Craving something southern and smokey? You can’t go wrong with Edley’s satisfying Turkey Platter. (Pst! Order the Bean Salad.)
Slim and Husky’s. Yes, you did read that right. Pizza can be fair dinner game too! Order a slim Red Light Special or Create Your Own pizza. (Pro Tip: Do a red sauce base and add as many veggies as you want!) You can also ensure you have a well-balanced meal by adding a Create Your Own salad.
Nama Sushi Bar. Why settle for gas station sushi when you can get quality rolls fast from your neighborhood Nama? Warm up with a bowl of Miso Soup and choose from a wide variety of sushi rolls sure to appeal to every taste bud in your house.
Taqueria Del Sol. Mexican makes my list of healthier curbside pick-up options as well. I like Taqueria Del Sol’s Salsa Trio to start and Roasted Chicken Enchiladas. (Note: There are Vegetarian options available upon request!)
Greko Street Food. Feast as if you’re really in Athens (of the South) by grabbing and going from Greko in East Nashville. Try their Horta Greens and Main Street Bowl with Athenian Chicken.
The Eastern Peak. Last on my list of healthier takeout restaurants – The Eastern Peak. I recommend you start with their Lettuce Wraps and order the Thai Basil as an entree. A delicious (and healthy) dinner in minutes!
Remember, even the best meal plans don’t always go as planned so cut yourself some slack and consider trying one of these healthier takeout options next time you’re in a pinch.
About the Author: Lindsey Joe is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Nashville, TN. She is a weight management expert, meal planning master, and TN Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nashville Media spokesperson. Lindsey is passionate about helping people ignite the healthy that makes them happy and you can follow all her food-filled adventures at @themealplanningmethod!