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TRY THESE 6 LOCAL RESTAURANTS FOR GREAT HEALTHY MEALS

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With plenty of clean eating options, Jacksonville makes it easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. Even if you’ve already cheated just a little, fear not! We’ve got a few suggestions for healthy eateries around town that will help you get back on track without sacrificing flavor and fun.

3Natives

You’ll find nearly a dozen varieties of wraps (like The Buffalo Chicken) and even more healthy smoothies (like Spin My Avocado) at this fun eatery. But they are most famous for acai bowls that feature everything from peanut butter and jelly to granola and fresh fruit. (Locals claim these are addictive, so be forewarned!)

Natural Greens Cafe

This little eatery packs a major punch. Try their massive gyro salad (a great option for those who are cutting back on carbs) or a delicious wrap. They are famous for their huge portions and their selection of some of the best vegan food in Jacksonville.

Healthy Eats

This Southside Boulevard restaurant features some of the healthiest takeout in the city. Take advantage of it on your next lunch break or after a long day at work when you’re ready to kick back at home and enjoy a healthy meal without having to dirty any dishes.

Tossgreen

From fresh juices to vegetarian bowls, Tossgreen has everything you need for a healthy meal. Local favorites include the California Cobb salad, Steakhouse Wrap, and the simple but filling  hummus and warm pita. And don’t forget to grab a delicious green smoothie while you’re there.

True Food Kitchen

This establishment knows how to mix comfort food with healthy eating. (Yes, you can still have pizza without sacrificing your dietary goals! Try their vegan Butternut Squash pizza if you still need convincing.) They also offer incredible entrees, from shrimp tacos to grilled salmon. And don’t miss out on their Winter Immunity Bowl, which features lion’s mane mushrooms, farro, broccolini, kale, and garlic.

Sweet Theory Baking Company

Okay, so this one is a little bit of a cheat. But even the healthiest diets need an occasional indulgence, right? This charming bakery offers an all-vegan selection of cakes, donuts, muffins, and more, with gluten-free options to boot. They even have a vegan maple bacon donut. So when you have a cheat day, definitely grab a few Sweet Theory treats.

For more tips on healthy eating – particularly when you’re in a hurry – check out these tips from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Looking for ways to stay healthy in and around Jacksonville? Visit our Wimberly at Deerwood blog for more fun ideas.

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