Beyond Bread and Butter: Restaurants With Free Healthy Choices
We all know restaurants that serve oil and garlic, bean puree, hummus or tapenade as alternative starters to bread and butter. Here are a few healthier choices worth looking for.
By Meaghan Cameron
Bread and Butter Alternative #3: Edamame
These delicious soybeans are packed to the brim with flavor, protein, and tons of fiber. Eat about ½ cup of beans for 120 calories. Roy's Restaurant in Texas offers this free starter instead of bread.
Bread and Butter Alternative #6: Popcorn
Popcorn is relatively inexpensive and it can be topped with a variety of toppings. Graham Elliot in Chicago serves truffle popcorn to its diners.
Bread and Butter Alternative #7: Pickled radishes
It's no surprise that a restaurant called The Big Radish serves these tangy vegetables as a free starter. What is surprising is that more restaurants don't consider vegetables, pickled or otherwise, as a healthy and low-carb alternative to bread and butter.
Bread and Butter Alternative #8: Vegetables and pretzels
Kudos to Grub in Los Angeles. It serves vegetables with its unique offering of pretzels and ranch dressing as an alternative to bread. If you skip the pretzels this is a great low-carb choice.
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