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Yes Virginia, even in these perilous times it is possible to eat out or even to take out meals that are tasty and appetizing but also nourishing and healthful.
In Glendale, Elena’s Greek Cuisine on So. Glendale Avenue just above Chevy Chase Drive serves up an abundance of delicious lean kabobs and more with roasted fresh peppers, tomatoes and fabulous seasoned rice plus crisp salads or the best lentil soup in the western hemisphere for under $10 at lunch or dinner daily except Sunday. It’s not only good but good for you.
The various El Pollo Loco stores flame grill chicken to a tasty turn and even serve it cooked skinless on request. True the fowl is on the bony side but it’s crispy and fine tasting, side dishes are palatable and the price is right.
Wherever you dwell or labor, there’s a nearby Baja Fresh where wholesome Mexican specialties aae prepared to order. Their Chicken Taco is served in a warm grilled corn tortilla with onions, hot or mild salsa and cilantro. Nothing to set off taste bud ecstasy but an okay tasting, high protein way to keep control of calorie, cholesterol and sodium levels.
The Chandra Thai places raise the level of ethnic specialties including Spring Rolls, shrimp Tom Yum Koong and Pad Thai noodles with shrimp, chicken, egg, bean sprouts and crushed peanuts that all take high ratings for low levels of fattening, unhealthful elements.
Chili‘s numerous locations feature a “Guiltless Chicken Sandwich“, grilled with no-fat honey, mustard dressing, lettuce, pickle and tomato and served with black beans, steamed fresh veggies plus a sprinkle of grated Parmesan. It‘s affordable with high protein and low fat counts.
At the nearest Daily Grill, such favorites as broiled garlic & herb chicken breast, cedar plank salmon and a grilled veggie plate all pass muster in nutritional and taste tests. Meals are served with a professional flair every day for lunch or dinner.