When you only have an hour for lunch at work, going out for healthy food can be tough. If you have resolved to eat better in 2015, here are 3 great options for a healthy lunch in St. Louis.
Ah, a new year. A time of renewed hope, optimism and a commitment to personal betterment. Or something like that, right? Many people — 40% of us — make New Year’s resolutions every year to do something better: lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, procrastinate less, etc. But research shows that only 8% of us successfully stick to those resolutions for any length of time. (By the way…Forbes has a great article telling you how to make sure you are in that 8%.)
Fortunately you don’t have to be trying to stick to a resolution to want a healthy lunch in St. Louis when you’re at work. You just have to know where to go, and when you only have an hour, your options can be even more limited.
I know my coworkers are always looking for a new place to try, so I thought I would pass along some recent recommendations from our friends at Alive Magazine.
4356 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
Here’s what Alive had to say: “Nathalie’s is a true farm-driven restaurant. In this Raw Salad, an ever-changing blend of greens is harvested from greenhouses or hoop houses at Overlook Farm and tossed with carrots, peppers and hand-picked tomatoes (dried tomatoes are substituted when the fresh have all been picked). All of this is dressed perfectly in organic olive oil, cracked black pepper and just the right amount of salt. At Nathalie’s, the goal is to keep the dishes inspired by the farm—classically prepared in the freshest way—presented in a romantic setting in the Central West End.”
622 North and South Rd.
St Louis, MO 63130
Here’s what Alive had to say: “Healthy lifestyle restaurant Frida’s serves up vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine. You won’t have to worry about using a cheat-day on eating out when they offer items like the Body Builder Salad. This protein packed bowl contains approximately 48 grams of protein and combines oil free steak seitan, tempeh bacon and egg salad made with Illinois pasture-raised eggs. It’s topped with tomato, onions and avocado and served with pico de gallo as the dressing. ”
3201 South Grand
St. Louis, MO 63118
Here’s what Alive had to say: “Lulu’s Local Eatery prepares a gluten-free Winter Quinoa Bowl for a mere $8.95. This packed quinoa salad made with kale, roasted butternut squash, cauliflower, caramelized leeks, cranberries, shredded carrots, walnut parmesan and dressed with a house-made kale pesto sauce makes meeting your resolutions easy. As an added bonus, all menu items and sauces at Lulu’s are made from scratch, using all-natural, organic and local ingredients whenever possible. ”
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