Healthy Restaurant Dishes in Atlanta that Are Not Salad

Great Examples of Healthy Menu Items from Atlanta Restaurants

In recent years it has become more and more apparent that diets such as paleo, meditteranean, keto, vegan and plant-based are no longer considered ‘fads’. People who choose these diets do so long term and consider them to be healthy lifestyles rather than diets.  

It is with this in mind that restaurateurs have realized that they need to do more than offer a wide range of salads to cater for these lifestyles. In order to attract and impress the growing number of diet-followers in Atlanta, restaurants are adding creative, delicious dishes to their menus and we want to highlight our favorites.   

If you are unfamiliar with popular lifestyle diets like keto and paleo, you can catch up through our previous blog post where we demystify lifestyle menus!

Ginger Crusted Wild Ahi Tuna – R Thomas Deluxe Grill 

R Thomas Deluxe Grill on Peachtree Street offers an incredible tuna dish which is ideal for keto, paleo and Mediterranean diet followers. Fresh, wild-caught ahi tuna is coated in aromatic ginger before being seared rare and served on a bed of orange sweet potato, leek and a salmon reduction alongside a seaweed salad and shoestring ginger beets. This healthy menu option is ideal as there is no batter, oil frying and no naughty carbs like potatoes or flour. This dish is delicious and pleases both regular diners as well as diet followers, without feeling like they are having to make any compromises. 

My Farro Lady – Recess 

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Perfectly engineered for those following a plant-based or Mediterranean diet, this grain bowl has a wide range of delicious ingredients that keeps customers coming back for more. Farro makes up the base of this bowl. A popular super food that not only provides loads of protein, fiber and magnesium, but also tastes great! The nutty flavor given by the Farro pairs perfectly with the array of roasted, crunchy charred broccoli and the peppery arugula. Thanks to healthy menu items such as this, Recess on Krog Street is always full and bustling with happy diners. 

St Phillip’s Island Crab Cakes – Ted’s Montana Grill 

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This healthy menu item from Ted’s Montana Grill on Luckie Street is a must for anyone on a ketogenic diet. The Southwestern seasoned crab cakes are pan fried until they are crispy and golden on the outside and served alongside guacamole, Parmesan roasted broccoli and an eye-catching kale salad. No potatoes, flours or sugars in sight and yet this dish is decadent and delicious! 

Grilled Sustainable Salmon – True Food Kitchen 

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True Food Kitchen on Peachtree Road has perfected the art of gluten-free cooking. They do however have popular grain-based dishes as well that better serve those on the Mediterranean diet. This grilled salmon is ethically sourced and served on a bed of rich caramelised onions, farro and quinoa as well as grilled asparagus topped with pumpkin seed pesto. This healthy menu item is packed full of superfoods and flavor to boot with the added benefit of being grilled and free of any heavy processed carbohydrates. 

Grilled Pork Chops – Miller Union 

Who says healthy entrees can only consist of chicken or fish? Trendy Miller Union on Brady Avenue provides paleo and Mediterranean diners with a meaty option that is out of this world. The pork chops are trimmed and grilled before being served with a side of butter beans, sweet corn succotash and blueberries. This creative dish is a perfect example of the new healthy alternative trend. Guests can also choose one of many healthy and exciting side dishes such as field peas, snap beans, tomatoes served with peaches! 

Following Health Trends Doesn’t Have to be Boring

As you can see from this small list of examples, creativity knows no limit when it comes to healthy menu items. Following trends does not have to give you a sense of restriction, rather it should open up a whole new world of discoveries that will equally strike your diners with awe.

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