January does not have to be the month of culinary asceticism. You can eat plenty well while keeping things healthy. To help you avoid the trap of dinner time temptation, here are five delicious healthy dishes that you can eat right here on Long Island.
The Thai Elephant Wings at The Purple Elephant
First things first: these aren’t technically wings. Made from cauliflower, this compelling dish from Northport’s The Purple Elephant—drenched in a spicy peanut ginger sauce and served with a yuzu aioli—is all of the fun with none of the guilt.
The Curried Chickpea Stew at Bee-Organic
If you somehow missed Alison Roman’s viral chickpea stew last year, never mind. You can dive into this Huntington version, which comes over rice, quinoa, or roasted sweet potato, with nary a care in the world. It’s the health-conscious answer to chili, and we’re here for it.
The Zucchini Alfredo at Plant Wise
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Giving up pasta for (part of) 2020? There are plenty of good alternatives, including this Dix Hills spot’s take on Alfredo. Made with zucchini noodles, cashew sauce, and “beanballs,” you’ll feel like you’re eating something far more decadent than a bowl of vegetables and nuts.
The Babette’s Salad at Babette’s
In East Hampton, Babette’s has been serving up healthy food since before it was cool. The signature salad is a mix of pan-crisped tofu, potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, olives, beets, asparagus, greens, Parmesan, and a lemon vinaigrette. It’s everything but the kitchen sink, and it’s a winner.
The Shrimp Quinoa at Tula Kitchen
This Bay Shore restaurant is a favorite among locals—and for good reason. Ingredients are local and fresh when possible, and cuisine tends toward comfort. The shrimp quinoa features the crustaceans over a wild mushroom sauté, along with asparagus and shaved Parmesan—all over quinoa.
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