As many residents embrace healthy lifestyles at the start of the year, restaurants across Pretoria are delivering delicious healthy meals to delighted customers. Whether you want a great-tasting light snack, brunch or gourmet lunch, a variety of healthy meals are available in line with your health routine, while keeping your tummy content.
Re-energise with a wrap
The team at Good Stuff Café, situated in the Cape Connection centre off Garsfontein Road, aim to pleasantly surprise customers with tasty healthy meals. This cafe is a convenient option for health enthusiasts leading a fast-paced life wanting a no-fuss healthy meal in a hurry. Re-energise with the chicken wrap filled with grilled chicken breast, avocado, tomato, Danish feta, baby spinach and sweet chilli mayo. The fresh, raw vegetables in this meal contain nutritional benefits that are bound to give you that much-need energy boost for the rest of your day.
Slow down and try a sandwich
Knead Bakery at The Club shopping centre in Hazelwood, uses family recipes to create wholesome meals perfect for health-food lovers. This cafe specialises in artisanal, handmade breads with options such as rye, gluten-free, low-carb and wholegrain to enjoy. Try the roasted-veg open sandwich with grilled aubergine and courgettes, roasted butternut, slow-roasted cherry tomatoes, balsamic-roasted red onion, rocket pesto and Parmesan served with your choice of bread. The ingredients of this light meal complement each other wonderfully and should leave you feeling happily satisfied.
Relax with breakfast in the garden
Step into Jam and Daisies, a contemporary, country-style cafe in a renovated house in Nieuw Muckleneuk, for a healthy breakfast or brunch. This cafe inspired by nature and homely comfort, provides a quiet environment to relax. Enjoy the fruit breakfast in a jar in the garden while listening to the birds and sounds of the fountain. This delicious breakfast or brunch meal is made with home-made cranberry and pecan granola and is layered with Greek yoghurt as well as fresh fruit for a healthy start to any day.
Add pizazz to healthy eating
Kauai, a casual restaurant in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, has been a mainstay in health for almost 20 years serving fresh, nutritious meals. The team are dedicated to creating healthy, natural food which is nutrient-dense, energy-packed and is without additives.Taste the Thai crunch salad with free-range chicken, house greens, cabbage, pickled ginger, broccoli, carrots, red peppers, cashews, mint, sesame seeds and Thai peanut dressing.This tasty healthy meal with a difference is sure to add pizzazz to your healthy-eating routine.
Good Stuff Cafe
012 346 7727
Knead Bakery Hazelwood
012 346 2265
Jam and Daisies
012 346 6692
Kauai Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
012 368 1197
Words: Lisa Dewberry
Images: Lisa Dewberry and supplied