8.08.2013

Dining Out Paleo: Tender Greens (again!)

Welcome to my Thursday series: Dining Out Paleo
    
Thursdays I post a recent dining out experience and how I chose the best possible options to stay true to a whole foods diet, opting for the freshest and most nutrient dense foods while avoiding grains, sugars, dairy, and soy to the best of my ability.  Unless informed otherwise, I always assume that the restaurant uses vegetable/canola oils for cooking.

Oh Westside food options, how I miss having daily access to you!  Tender Greens.  One of my favorite places to grab a quick lunch when I'm in the area and know that whatever I order is made fresh and is locally sourced. 


The Tender Greens Farm to Fork philosophy is one that makes me more than happy to support their endeavours by patronizing their business.

Photo source: Tender Greens Farm to Fork DNA
Last time I mentioned that I always order the Backyard Steak Salad.  Well, THIS time for the first time EVER, I decided to change it up and try something a little different.  I ordered the Backyard Marinated Steak as a hot plate.  I opted for the Baby Arugula Simple Salad with a peppery pile of baby arugula, fresh tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette.  The roasted vegetables are always so enticing and I was lured in by a plate of roasted cauliflower.  My taste buds were not disappointed.

  

The highlight of my meal, however, was the Soup of the Day.  A silky smooth zucchini soup.   Hot and rich with a bright clean flavor, my only complaint is that the bowl wasn't bottomless.  I always enjoy Tender Greens' Soups of the Day.  They are a delicious highlight of fresh in-season vegetables and are often a vegetarian or vegan friendly option.  Add in a prairie raised piece of protein and it's the perfect Dining Out Paleo meal!





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