Texas is a well-known foodie’s heaven, and as we are aware, everything is bigger here – portions included. However, what if you are trying to eat healthy and stay in shape? Unfortunately, many restaurants with a fine dining experience don’t have nutrition information on their menus at all. To help you out, here’s our guide to the best venues for calorie-conscious diners.
Although it seems impossible to fit any Italian dish into an under 600 calorie limit, at BRIO you will easily find everything from appetizers to pastas and entrees in northern Italian tradition ranging from 300 to 600 calories. Light and Italian is indeed a dream come true.
Brio Tuscan Grille, 12808 Queensbury Lane, Houston, TX, +1 713 973 9610
Zoe’s Kitchen specializes in a wide variety of relatively fast comfort foods with a Mediterranean twist – pitas, sandwiches, kebabs, salads and much more. Their dishes and salad dressings are proudly made from scratch with organic produce from local farmers. It’s a perfect place for a lunch with friends, or a great option for taking out dinner when you don’t feel like cooking.
Zoe’s Kitchen, 4000 Washington Suite 101, Houston TX, +1 713 861 9637
In 1978 BJ’s Brewhouse first opened its doors in California as a deep dish pizzeria, and it hasn’t stopped growing since. Pizzas are still on the menu, as well as all types of delicious meals for those who want to keep it healthy – varied fish or chicken entrees, salads and even bison burgers. Pesto chicken sandwich with a side of mixed greens will definitely make you come back. Low calorie beer is just the cherry on the top.
BJ’s Brewhouse, 7637 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX, +1 281 477 8777
Cheesecake Factory’s SkinnyLicious® menu offers over 40 lighter options, including sugar-free cheesecake! Not to mention ‘skinny’ cocktails, which are still far from healthy, but will allow you to drink more with less guilt.
Cheesecake Factory, 5015 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, +1 713-840-0600
This restaurant is truly one of a kind; everything you can order here will be under 475 calories, made from fresh in-season products – and ‘everything’ includes dessert! Items on the right hand side of the menu change weekly, and the whole menu is seasonally-rotated four times a year.
Seasons 52, 4410 Westheimer Road, Houston TX, +1 713 621 5452