Halloween is done, with so now that you’ve snacked on nothing but candy, you want to prepare for the upcoming holidays by losing those sugary pounds. Pocketed into all parts of town, Pasadena has you covered from smoothie to salad, so you can eat healthy even if you don’t have the time or inclination to cook for yourself. Check out some of the healthier menus around town for a way to detoxify a bit before you start the season of comfort foods:
If you need a quick pick-me-up while you’re shopping in Old Pasadena, head to Jamba Juice, Juice Served Here or Pressed Juicery for a smoothie or juice that will have you feeling refreshed without the guilt of a quick burger. You can even bring some home so you have something nutritious before you begin the cycle of indulgent meals.
For those that would rather eat their meal, there are numerous restaurants in Old Pasadena and beyond that specialize in healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes. In Old Pasadena, head over to Green Earth Vegan Café for a taste of the world. Green Earth Vegan Café specializes in serving a variety of international cuisines, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Italian, American, and Middle Eastern, all with a healthy vegan twist.
Outside of Old Pasadena, head to Real Food Daily for plant-based cuisine. If you’re looking to avoid meat and dairy, Real Food Daily offers an extensive menu of vegetarian and vegan items. You can even pretend to indulge with healthy brunch menu filled with planticized versions of brunch classics from benedicts to biscuits.
Healthy options can also be found at Veggie Grill, with it’s seasonal menu that pays tribute to vegetables. Whether you go with a bowl or a burger, you can find out exactly what you’re eating by perusing the nutrition facts or choosing your protein source from the conveniently grouped suggestions.
Anyway you take a break between holidays, make it a healthy, delicious and nutritious, choice.