Clean Eats for 2018 - NYC Healthy Alternatives
The New Year is here and everyone is trying to burn off those holiday favorites in the gym. Not to mention all the champagne we popped to bring in 2018. It almost feels like an easy fix to commit to leg day this week and boom, all problems solved. Sure, committing to your new regimen is a start, but it’s half the battle. You know something deep down that’s the true game changer, your eating habits.
So in between googling for meal prep recipes and trying to figure out when you’ll have time to grocery shop, eat out. We’ve compiled five healthy options in New York City that are not only delicious, but keep you on track with your body goals.
The Little Beet
DIY your way into the Little Beet and make your own protein plate to go. With a number options, made fresh, you’ll find it hard to decide what to leave with. They have locations all over the city, which makes it easy to meet up with friends who you’re trying to convince to eat clean.
135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020, thelittlebeet.com
After a run, you won’t regret stopping into Atla. Their menu is one to brag about with flaxseed chilaquiles and their guacamole goat cheese toast. Lunch here is light and won’t have you compromising your recent workout.
372 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012, atlanyc.com
By Chloe makes being vegan look like a dream. With a menu that has everything from burgers to brunch fare, you’ll definitely be in for a treat on your first and third visit.
185 Bleeker St., New York, NY 10012, bychefchloe.com
Going out can become our enemy once hunger settles in and the food options are slim in the city. However, you can count on Superiority’s complete vegetarian menu with options for vegans too. Who doesn’t want to bite into their Mega Mouth burger at 2 a.m. and not feel bad about it on abs day?
430 E. 9th St., New York, NY, 10009, superiorityburger.com
One of the biggest issues people face when trying to switch up their diet is experiencing a lack of flavor in their new choices. And while you won’t be having ice cream all the time, when you are indulging, you’ll want to consider healthier options. Van Leeuwen is changing the game with ice cream made of organic coconut milk and house-made cashew milk, leaving the dairy out your diet. You won’t even be able to tell the difference from their vegan ice cream so might as well treat yourself.
204 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, vanleeuwenicecream.com
Cheat day is about to start looking very different for you, but your body will thank you for it!
Honorable Mentions: Dudley's, Nix, Sweet Green
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