Dallas Eats: Healthy, New Year Offerings

If you’re looking to eat healthier in the new year – or simply mix up your go-to healthy eateries, we have a couple of local suggestions.

Keto at BurgerFi – With over one-third of Americans following specialty diets such as Keto, low-carb, or vegetarian, BurgerFi is responding by adding Keto-friendly options to its menu. Located across the street from Mockingbird Station, the fast-casual spot rolled out a protein-packed KetoFi burger earlier this month. It features two all-natural Angus beef patties topped with bacon, a fried egg, drizzled with mustard and served “green style” — wrapped in fresh, crisp lettuce. The restaurant also serves up the plant-based Beyond Burget, a grilled chicken sandwich, and it’s drop-the-bun-and-go green style burgers.

Sweet and Healthy at Tacodeli – The farm-to-taco eatery prides itself on using high quality and locally sourced ingredients, and many of its tacos compliment a healthy lifestyle, including the Papadulce, with roasted sweet potato, grilled corn, roasted pepper, caramelized onion, toasted pepitas, and chipotle-camote sauce; and the Tikin Xic with Achiote-marinated grilled salmon, spicy salsa negra, habanero-onion escabeche, and cilantro. The North Dallas eatery also has a great selection of salads including their Ensalada Tacodeli, Ensalada Aguacate, with romaine, avocado, pico de gallo, sour cream, onion, tomato, guacamole, serrano-lime dressing, and queso fresco, Ensalada Corazon, Ensalada Espinaca and Ensalada Jardin.

Skinny with CrushCraft Thai – The popular “Thai with a twist” Uptown restaurant also has a focus on creating fresh, made in-house dishes. Thai food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of healthy food but this place serves up a salad called the Skinny B*tch Salad for those trying to eat light. The salad is made with wok-seared cashews and sesame seeds, crispy tofu, red quinoa, kale and red cabbage crunch, microgreens and edible flowers, and a Thai peanut vinaigrette. The restaurant also offers up Yum Gai: Chicken Lettuce Wraps, with minced chicken, butterhead lettuce, red cabbage, red onion, carrots, cilantro, home-grown mint, crushed roasted rice, chili jaow, and freshly squeezed lime juice

SoCal Healthy with Malibu Poke – Virtually every item on their menu is healthy and light as well as fresh. The Oak Lawn eatery features the freshest, sashimi-grade, expertly sourced fish, sauces made from scratch and fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from local farms. A few favorites at Malibu Poke are the Classic Tuna, with Malibu sauce, marinated cucumbers, edamame, red onion, micro radish, chili thread, chive oil, and crispy shallot; Spicy Aioli Shrimp, with edamame, avocado, serrano, radish, sesame, marinated cucumber, crispy garlic and micro cilantro.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers You can also reach her by email at [email protected] For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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