Food Festivals

Five Places to Eat Healthy in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Put down the beef; pick up the veggie.

We've been hearing about the dangers of the Western diet for quite a long time. Heart disease, stroke, obesity: All can stem from gorging on burgers, fries, and ice cream. And although we know we ought to eat mostly plant matter, we've all had that veggie burger that is strangely reminiscent of cardboard.

Fortunately for South Floridians, the food scene has been changing rapidly over the past couple of years, with a surge in health-centered restaurants. A lot of new joints are using fruits and vegetables in creative ways, and even meatcentric restaurants are offering lighter options and creative veggie dishes. The salubrious fare sprouting up at these wellness hot spots won't benefit just your waistline; it will excite your taste buds as well. From vegan to gluten-free to just plain wholesome food, some nourishing grub can be found at our favorite nutritionally sound eateries. Get a bite.

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Sara Ventiera