It’s that time of year when we all intend to be healthy, but then you end up at a restaurant with friends and your wellness resolutions fly out the window (usually on buffalo wings and blue cheese sauce). So we set out to find restaurants in Fourways where there are plenty of healthy options on the menu so you don’t have to sob quietly into your house salad while your friends satisfy their cravings.

Opa!
Greek food is delicious and has plenty of healthy (and vegetarian) options without you having to look for a special section on the menu. Nikos at Pineslopes prides themselves on serving fresh, authentic Greek food. If you’re watching carbs, opt for the skinny lamb chops with a fresh Greek salad or Aegean coleslaw (mayo free). Order a roasted cauliflower head for the table to share, or pass around the dolmades, souvlaki, and fakes, fasolia and brinjals (a delicious white bean and lentil dish in a tomato sauce).

 

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Ariba!
Another naturally healthy cuisine is Mexican. You might be thinking of loaded nachos swimming in sour cream, but there are plenty of healthy choices if you expand your mind (and taste buds). Mexican Fresh at Pineslopes takes the freshest ingredients and gives them a spicy kick to create their signature dishes. You can build your own bowl, choosing your base, proteins and veggies – go for lettuce cups if you are extra good! There’s also grilled seafood and delicious salads that do not have soggy lettuce anywhere near them.

Health bomb
For a relaxed catch up with friends or a healthy bite while you get some work done, head to Carmella’s at Cedar Square. You have to try one of their drinks. They make fresh smoothies and juices, as well as health bombs for an instant wellness burst. With names like red juice, SA sunshine, green zero and a tumeric bomb, you know it’s going to do you good! If you’re there for breakfast, order the fresh paw paw, topped with Greek yogurt and honey.

 

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Fresh Red… 100% natural rooibos Iced Tea #thisiswhatwedo #summer #healthy #apple #rooibos #redespresso

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Good for you, good for Earth
Kauai has always been a favourite for its fresh smoothies and juices, and over the years the menu has grown too. With loads of plant based (and even vegan) options, there is something for everyone. Cape Malay wrap? Or how about an egg hot pot or a classic avo and kale salad? Kauai is also looking after the planet’s health – they no longer use plastic straws or lids and all their packaging is recyclable.

 

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Keep calm and curry on. #MalayChickenWrap #LowCarb #KauaiSA

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