EatOut Picks: Healthy Bites

by Kevin Wandu

Let’s face it, you probably overindulged on the food and the booze front over the holidays and January’s “healthy” resolutions have been hard to stick by. It’s fine, we get it and don’t worry, we are definitely not judging you. That said, especially with the extra indulgence of NRW on the horizon, now might be the time to double down on those healthy lunches you’ve been promising yourself. Can’t be bothered to make your own salad? That’s fine, we’ve drawn up a list of some of the best healthy lunch options around town that are sure to keep your guilt at bay, your calories in check but your taste buds tingling.


Classic Mushroom and Cheddar Omelette

If you often forget to carry your packed lunch and intend to have a healthy one Ki.Chen’s healthy menu features a variety of light snacks, salads and full meals that can be delivered right to your desk. Their prices are quite favourable and they have weekly packages where they can deliver your lunch every day.


Popular for their fresh, healthy, salads, sandwiches, juices, smoothies and extensive vegan menu, Stack & Squeeze at Lavington Green mall will definitely keep you on track on your healthy eating journey. Beware of their addictive delicious juices, you’ll definitely find yourself wanting more than one.




If you take your calorie count seriously, so do Purple Earth Foods. Every item on their menu includes details of ingredients and calorie count. Their baked goods are prepared with whole grain wheat flour, a healthier and more nutritious alternative. All their menu items are available on delivery.


What sets this Westgate branch apart from other branches is their vegan menu. If you are looking to go vegan and are wondering what you’ll do when you don’t feel like cooking, then a trip to Westgate will save you the hustle while still keeping you on track. Some of the items on their menu include gnocchi, butternut steak, couscous and more.


Urban Eatery’s healthy menu has a number of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Some items on their normal menu have been repurposed and given a healthy twist making them mostly high in protein and low in fat, with healthier choices of carbohydrates and sides. These include the stir fry Asian greens, high protein tofu salad and a bun-less burger dubbed the Lo-Carb Burger which substitute lettuce with the normal burger bun.


With two locations, Sarit Centre and The Junction, Juicee just like the name suggests serve up freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, salads and sandwiches. Their juices are filled with nutritious ingredients, including beetroot, celery, carrots and ginger, all freshly made.

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