Starting this past Monday, I decided that it was time for a food consumption makeover. For the past few months I’ve indulged in tons of unhealthy food, such as lots of processed foods, red meat, dairy, fried foods, etc. And my body’s finally given me a signal that it’s “No Bueno” for me. With that in mind, I’ve forced myself to eat more fruits and veggies, less red meat and dairy, and basically more “healthy” choices. And just within these past 5 days, I actually feel like I have more energy and feel less “bloated” (because of all the sodium I’ve consumed) than the past few weeks! Now the challenge is keeping this up…
So for today’s Foodie Friday lunch, I wanted to spread the healthy eating with my coworkers and opted for the Pure Energy Cafe located next to the Spectrum Gym across the street. This place offers fresh made salads, sandwiches, soups, and many grilled dishes. They even offer fresh made juices with health boost powders.
This is the second time I’ve had lunch from this place. Now I can say both times have been excellent! The rest of the office had a similar opinion, giving this place a 4 star rating. Eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing taste quality!
Today I had the Salmon Over Greens, which was part of their daily specials. It was delicious! The salmon was cooked and seasoned well! I also got a little daring and tried one of their “Healing Organic Juices,” which was the Potassium Drink. This was definitely a daring drink because it consisted of spinach, celery, parsley, and carrots. Needless to say, it tasted like exactly what was in there. I wouldn’t quite recommend this drink unless you’re a health nut…
Other highly recommended dishes from the team included the Grilled Chicken Chipotle Quesadilla, Grilled Chicken Jalapeno Melt, Tuna & Avocado Melt, Garden Veggie Burger, Southwest Turkey Roll Up, All Natural Sirloin Burger, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, and Rosemary Turkey Burger. As you can see, a lot of highly recommended items!
The only items that got a below average rating were the Turkey Sandwich and Tomato Basil Soup, just because “they were nothing special.”
However, for the most part, this place is an excellent health food cafe to check out if you’re ever around the Howard Hughes Center!