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7 Healthier Menu Alternatives

These healthier menu options will help you keep your New Year's resolution

It’s not our fault that the cold winter months have us craving comfort food (hello, #sweaterweather), but luckily there is a way to stay on track without sacrificing delicious dishes. We’ve rounded up a few healthier alternatives to some of your favorite foods to try in our restaurants so you can indulge guilt-free this year.

Looking for some gluten-free carryout and delivery options near you? Click here for our guide.

These restaurants have great vegetarian and vegan carryout and delivery dishes, click here.


  1. Instead of hearty meat dish, opt for the Wild Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl at Beatrix

Beatrix Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl

The restaurant was built on the notion of “healthy meets delicious” so it’s no surprise that Beatrix has crafted up a comfort food for those looking to skip out on meat, seafood and dairy and offer a vegan dinner option. The Wild Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl at Beatrix is made with green vegetable and bamboo rice stir-fry, yuzu ponzu, cashews and a garden herb salad and is full of flavor sure to help you fuel up. Order carryout or delivery from the Beatrix location nearest you. 

Make a reservation at Beatrix – River North
Make a reservation at Beatrix – Streeterville
Make a reservation at Beatrix – Fulton Market
Make a reservation at Beatrix – Oak Brook


2. Instead of pizza, opt for Cauliflower Crust Pizza at Pizzeria Portofino 

cauliflower pizzas at pizzeria portofino

Did you know that all of  Pizzeria Portofino’s pizzas can be made gluten-free upon request with a cauliflower crust?

Order carryout or delivery from Pizzeria Portofino, or make a reservation on the heated patio. 


3. Instead of rice-packed maki rolls, opt for the “Hold the Rice” section at Sushi-san

Cucumber wrapped sushi from sushi san

When that sushi craving calls, you’ve got to answer! At Sushi-San, check out the “Hold the Rice” section and enjoy signature maki rolls, sans the rice. The Zuke Salmon and Lobster Goddess rolls come wrapped in fresh cucumber, and if you want to wash it all down with some sake, we won’t tell.

Make a reservation at Sushi-san.  Order carryout or delivery from Sushi-San.


4. Instead of an indulgent burger, opt for a “Salad-Style” Impossible Burger at M Burger

Impossible Burger Salad Style at M Burger

The feel and flavor of a burger with NO meat… say WHAT?! M Burger introduced the Impossible Burger to Chicago giving vegetarians and vegans a seat at the burger table. Whether you’re doing Meatless Mondays or just trying to limit your meat intake, the Impossible Burger is a great alternative. Go one step further and make it Salad-Style to get your sandwich wrapped in lettuce for an even lighter option.

Find the M Burger location nearest you.


5.  Instead of ice cream, opt for the Frozen Greek Yogurt at Aba – Austin

Aba's Frozen Greek YogurtDon’t forget dessert! Sweets can be the hardest temptation to resist when setting dietary resolutions, but Aba’s Frozen Greek Yogurt packs all the flavor with less guilt. This indulgent dessert is drizzled in olive oil and topped with a bit of sea salt for a creamy cap to any meal.

Make a reservation at Aba – Austin. Make a reservation at Aba – Chicago. 


6. Instead of rice, opt for a “riced” veggie option like the Teriyaki-Glazed Fresh Atlantic Salmon & Cauliflower “Fried Rice” at Big Bowl

Salmon with Cauliflower Fried Rice at Big Bowl

For the carb-conscious diners, all Big Bowl locations now offer steamed cauliflower rice as a substitute for $1 with any main dish!

Find the Big Bowl nearest you and make a reservation or order carryout or delivery.


7.  Instead of fish & chips, try a grilled option like the Grilled Branzino at Ema.

Grilled Branzino with crispy tapenade, brown butter vinaigrette and macadamia nut

The Grilled Branzino is served with crispy tapenade, brown butter vinaigrette and macadamia nut.

Order Ema for carryout and delivery. Make a reservation at Ema. 


8.  Instead of a hearty fried chicken sandwich try a plant – based chick’n sandwich from Crazy Crispy Chickn by Skinny Butcher

Chicknsandwich from skinny butcher

Crazy Crispy Chickn by Skinny Butcher is a new plant-powered, delivery-only fried chick’n restaurant brought to you by Wow Bao. Based out of the Wow Bao in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood at Clark and Diversey, these sandwiches can be ordered on DoorDashUber Eats and GrubHub. With menu options like the Original Chick’n Sandwich, the BBQ Chick’n Sandwich, Chick’n Caesar Salad, Nuggets, Tenders and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


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