Healthy Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
North Andover's restaurant scene offers plenty of healthy dishes that are packed with flavor.
Football games, holiday parties and tasty nights out on the town.
They’re all just evil conspiracies to ruin your New Year’s Resolutions.
It’s hard to eat healthily when you have a great football team that plays late into January. It’s not easy to make good decisions when you live in one of the best havens for restaurants in the Merrimack Valley. It’s also hard to get back on track after a holiday season filled with heartwarming meals and delicious treats.
Patch is here today to steer you back on track. Keeping your resolutions can be easier than you think. Plentiful options around North Andover paired with a little bit of regular exercise can keep your New Year’s Resolutions within reach.
Just take a look at some of these healthy, tasty options around town, and let us know what you think.
Whether you are sitting down in the wonderful ambience of Burtons or grabbing some take out for a quick dinner, this restaurant makes it easy for you to keep your resolutions.
The Marinated Mediterranean salad starts at only $8.95, and the portion is sufficient. You’ll get a beautifully presented plate filled with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, peppers, red onions, Vermont feta cheese, mixed olives, and it’s all tossed with an oregano vinaigrette.
To keep you full and give you some protein, add chicken for an extra $5 or salmon for an extra $8. Watching what you eat can be easy with options such as this colorful and flavorful salad.
Have you ever noticed that people originating from the area around the Mediterranean Sea live very long lives?
Many say it is because of the unique, healthy diet that those people have. Get your taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle with a visit to Shadi’s on Chickering Road in North Andover.
The Vegetarian Grape Leaves make an amazing finger food for sitting down and watching the game or can be paired with a salad and eaten as a full meal.
These flavorful grape leaves are stuffed with rice, chick peas, parsley, and tomatoes. The flavors are accentuated with various spices, lemon juice, and a hint of olive oil.
They’re gluten free, in case you’re wondering, and cost only $7.95 for an order.
There are many places to get an excellent seafood dinner in North Andover. One of them is Buono Bistro on Sutton Street. Its Baked Haddock dish ($18) features both flavor and health benefits.
Haddock is a great source of protein, and also contains many essential vitamins. You’ll get a healthy dose of vitamin B-12, essential for keeping up your metabolism and forming new red blood cells. It is a fish that is low in fat, has no carbohydrates, and only has around 100 calories per three ounce serving.
Perhaps best part about this dish its healthy nature is not compromised by pan frying or deep frying. This baked beauty comes lightly breaded and served with herb seasoned potatoes and julienne vegetables.
What are your favorite healthy meals? Tell us in the comments!
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