Tempted to break your New Year's resolution every time you step into a restaurant? We get it. Next time you eat out, order one of these healthy options—trust us, they’re just as delicious as what you're really craving.
Spaghetti Squash at Zavino
Eating pasta is the ultimate taboo when trying to diet. While Zavino is known for hearty pasta dishes, its spaghetti squash with carrots, zucchini, pine nuts, and provolone is so good you won’t even realize you’re cutting the calories in half.
Grilled Octopus at Opa
Many Greek spots are full of hearty dishes engulfed in feta cheese. But at Opa, the grilled octopus is the standout dish. Braised for four hours with a side salad of chickpeas, red peppers, and spinach, it’s as healthy as it is scrumptious.
Hummus at Zahav
When we think Zahav, we think of its famous hummus—and good thing because it’s packed with great nutrients and is a delicious alternative to the restaurant's other offerings. Forgo the pita bread and dip generously with fresh veggies instead.
Black Cod Saikyoyaki at Zama
Zama is our go-to spot for sushi (which is usually good on a diet, too), but aside from that, the black cod saikyoyaki comes out on top. This miso-marinated cod served with simmered root vegetable is so diet-friendly, you’ll be able to order the edamame appetizer, too.
Pan-Seared Salmon at Smith & Wollensky
It may be hard to resist a large, juicy steak with a side of truffled mac and cheese at Smith & Wollensky but its fish options—like the pan-seared salmon with foraged mushrooms, garlic kale, onions, and beurre rouge—are equally satisfying. Pair your healthy meal with a simple glass of white wine, and you’ll be saving calories without missing out on the dining experience.