October 17, 2005
Eating in the City.
When I say New York City, what foods come to mind? Pastrami sandwiches, extra-long hot dogs, super large pretzels with lots of salt or maybe greasy pizza slices. Think it’s impossible to eat healthy when surrounded by these foods? I spent the past weekend in NYC eating some exceptionally good food and also walked by many health-conscious eateries which were enticing just to see what they served. The breakfast menu at Heartbeat at the W Hotel was mouth-watering. I wish I could’ve tried 2 or 3 entrees that morning. Instead I went with the fruit-filled crepes. So good! They were stuffed with raspberries and had a side dish of fruit including apricots and blueberries. Going along with their motto of balance and well-being, they serve wheat-grain pancakes with fruit, their scrambled eggs are made with one egg plus egg whites, toast is served dry and they also have a vegetable potato hash instead of the usual buttery hashbrowns. Just to give you an idea of what else in on the menu – the vegetarian cobb salad is the complete opposite of what’s normally thought of as a cobb salad with meat, bacon, cheese and egg. It’s a bed of romaine lettuce topped with strips of portabella mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash and cashews with a side of ranch dressing.
Many restaurants list veggie burgers, turkey burgers, lots of salads, vegetarian sandwiches and simple wraps on their menus. Entrees come with salads with lots of veggies, not drenched in dressing. French fries are still an option, which can very well fit in to a healthy diet, when eaten on occasion. Just as any one of those NY-classics I mentioned above can fit in. It’s all about moderation. Balance. Well-being.
Posted by Lisa at October 17, 2005 12:48 PM
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