Hoping to eat healthier in 2016? We thought so. Here are four places to help you get started.
One of the pioneers in the healthy-casual dining sector, Freshii has quickly earned a ton of fans in some 15 countries for its customizable menu of soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, juices and smoothies. Of the five bowls on offer, we can’t resist the Pangoa ($8) with its mix of brown rice, avocado, black beans, cheddar and spicy barbecue. Various locations
2. Lyfe Kitchen
Leave it to local celeb Art Smith, personal chef to Oprah for 10 years, to make healthy food not only taste great, but affordable and convenient too. Four Chicago locations mean you have no excuses. While Smith’s unfired chicken is terrific (and fewer than 500 calories), it’s his quinoa buttermilk pancakes ($6) for which we rise and shine. Various locations
3. Just Salad
This NYC import makes eating our vegetables easy, delicious and fun. The salad-makers never fail to add some friendly sass to the assembly-line production on our lunch. Tip: Get there early. 20 E. Jackson St., 212.244.1111
4. Snap Kitchen
Grab-and-go meals often get a bad rap. But it’s a different story at Snap Kitchen, where its chef-driven and dietician approved freshly made dishes are darn right craveworthy. As 200-calorie snacks go, it doesn’t get much better than the Provençal flatbread: a cauliflower crust with pesto, tomato and Parmesan. Various locations