While we love the idea of a new health journey, the thought of giving up our favourite foods can seem nightmarish. The midnight cravings, and after-food dessert cravings are all things we worry we’ll miss the most. But why should you give up your favourite food when you can make a healthy swap instead? Restaurants and cafes around the country began the ‘healthy menu’ trend a long time back creating healthy, organic and nutritional meals. And while some of them catered to these with bland and boring offerings, others simply recreated popular favourites with healthy swaps that added to the nutritional profile without compromising on taste and flavour.
On International Yoga Day, here are some of our favourite restaurants in Mumbai and Delhi serving holistic menus that are as delicious as they are healthy.
Aujasya by The Leela, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts launched their new wellness programme — Aujasya by The Leela in May this year. With an aim to redefine holistic well-being, the programme focuses on two elements of well-being — restore (food) and renew (mindfulness). The former was launched last month in collaboration with the renowned nutritionist and food consultant Dr Ankita Jalori. The new curated menus present a healthier alternative to food with higher nutritional value, combining ingredients like lean proteins, low-fat dairy and whole grains. The menu includes dishes like Pearl Millet Pessaratu made with bajra, fermented Sorghum Rava Idli; Spinach and Himalayan Millet Risotto, gluten-free Quinoa Biryani; Ragi Payasam and Millet Pancakes, and many more interesting dishes.
Bombay Baking Company, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Bombay Baking Company is an exquisite patisserie-deli from JW Marriott. While the deli specialises in an array of fresh homemade breads, sandwiches and pastries, it also boasts a range of healthy, wholesome breakfast delicacies, healthy bowls, beverages and festive treats. Early birds can start their morning delving into delicious acai bowls, granola yoghurt parfaits and omega bowls which are packed with nutrition. Other healthy offerings include BBCo. Signature Club Sandwich, croissant sandwich, lox and bagel, mushroom bruschetta, farmhouse panini and nutrition-packed smoothies like avocado & blueberries, beetroot and banana, date and cinnamon, avocado and moringa, spinach & kale, etc.
Greenr Cafe, Delhi
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A plant-protein-based restaurant, the menu at Greenr is a vegan’s dream. Brimming with deliciously healthy vegan and vegetarian dishes, Greenr, as the name suggests, specialises in a range of healthy colourful salads, burgers, pizzas, pastas and desserts. The good thing about these indulgences is that they are all healthy, nutritional and light. Enjoy quick bites like the yummy cassava root fries and jackfruit slides before delving into wholesome mains such as the mock sausage spaghetti and the perfect ending of dessert with the beetroot fig mousse and a side of the pumpkin spice frappe.
Fabcafe by Fabindia, Delhi
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