Although we have absolutely no shame in all the dunking, munching and downright indulging we did over the festive period, we’re welcoming the January health-kick with open arms.
So, where’s good for eating out whilst staying healthy this January? We’ve done the hunting for you and rounded up our top five chains with healthy dish options. You’re welcome.
Bella Italia Spiralised Veg Gamberoni
For an alternative to pasta, try one of the dishes from Bella Italia’s Less is Amore menu, made with carrot, golden beetroot and courgette spiralised veg.
The Spiralised Veg Gamberoni has succulent king prawns and chilli in a spicy garlic and tomato sauce for just 259 calories. Less calories without scrimping on flavour? We’re in.
Café Rouge Boeuf Bourguignon
A hearty meal with fewer calories, it’s impossible… Right? Cue Café Rouge with their selection of lighter meals under 600 calories.
Our personal fave is the Boeuf Bourguignon. Slow-cooked beef in a red wine sauce with bacon lardons, caramelised shallots and mushrooms with herby mash. Winner winner, healthy-beef-dinner.
Pizza Express Leggera Padana
Pizza’s still possible with PizzaExpress’ Leggera versions of their much-loved classics. Lighter, served on a whloemeal dough recipe base with a hole in the middle filled with a fresh salad, they pack the same punchy flavours you love for less than 600 calories.
The Leggera Padana is one of our faves, made up of goat’s cheese, caramelised onion, spinach, red onion, tomato and garlic oil deliciousness. Plus, there’s a vegan option available too. De-lightful.
Zizzi Spiedini Pescatore
Seafood and Mediterranean veg on a big ol’ hanging skewer, what’s not to love about Zizzi’s Spiedini Pescatore? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Oh, and did we mention it’s under 600 calories?
Lightly smoked salmon fillet, shell-on king prawns, courgettes & peppers, with garlic butter sauce. Served with fried herby potatoes & a baby gem salad with avocado Caesar dressing. Get in our bellies.
ASK Italian Light Purple Basil Pesto Genovese
Get your much-needed pasta-fix for under 550 calories with ASK Italian’s Light Purple Basil Pesto Genovese.
Green pesto and cream sauce with fine green beans, topped with purple basil pesto and served with a rainbow salad. Also, the winner of a Great Taste 2018 award. Fancy stuff for under 550 calories.
Prezzo Mediterranean Vegetable Pea Fusilli
Ever heard of a thing called pea pasta? Well, now you have, thanks to Prezzo’s Mediterranean Vegetable Pea Fusilli.
Featuring fusilli pasta made with peas, served with peppers, aubergine and tender stem broccoli and a vibrant side salad including radish and carrot, it’s a total delight for the ol’ tastebuds. And at only 328 calories, you’ll stay firmly on that health-kick wagon.
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