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7 WAYS TO EAT HEALTHY IN JACKSONVILLE

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It’s time to kick those healthy New Year’s resolutions into high gear. And that couldn’t be easier here in Jacksonville, with our plethora of options for nourishing food. Here are some of our favorite providers of organic, delicious meals.

True Food Kitchen

This local eatery, located on Big Island Drive, features a menu that highlights classic dishes made with the highest-quality ingredients: grass-fed beef burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, and more. They even have an extensive collection of wine – and you can definitely get away with arguing that wine is a healthy addition to your diet.

Tossgreen

Delicious, fast, casual, and nutritious – that’s what Tossgreen is all about. Though their menu offers a huge selection of fresh juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps, their claim to fame is their bowl menu – featuring grilled meats or vegetarian options with rice, vegetables, and flavorful sauces and spices. From Modern Greek to Ranchero, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re craving while meeting your nutritional goals for the day.

Healthy Eats

This Southside Boulevard establishment features delicious sandwiches and other healthy options. It’s the perfect place for a healthy lunch or a quick dinner when you are too tired to cook.

Natural Greens Cafe

Salads don’t have to be dull, as this eatery proves. Build your own bowl, selecting the ingredients you love the most. You can choose from a variety of the freshest produce available.

Grassroots Natural Market

Located in historic Riverside, this market is a local favorite for fresh produce and healthy meats. They also carry a robust selection of supplements and have an onsite juice bar for a quick and healthy snack while you’re shopping. Sign up for their newsletter and enjoy a selection of free recipes every week.

Freshfields Farm

University Boulevard is home to this local produce provider. They buy directly from local farms which allows them to offer lower prices to their customers. Shopping here also helps support local farmers. You can find their current offerings on their website each week.

Jacksonville Farmers Market

Just west of downtown Jacksonville, you’ll find the best selections from local farmers and apiarists. Open six days a week, you’ll always be able to get what you need, from honey to beautiful greens for tonight’s salad.

For more tips on healthy eating, take a look at the American Heart Association’s guide.

Looking for more ways to stay connected to the Jacksonville community? Check out The Hawthorne blog for neighborhood happenings and hot spots.

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