As a type 1 diabetic, I’m always on the hunt for deliciously healthful cafes and restaurants. Clean Eatz Alpharetta met all my expectations: simple, fast, modern, delicious and extremely nutritious. Many of my inventive, health food Pinterest fails can be found on the menu, except they actually mastered them. A great example is their tossed Buffalo Cauliflower with creamy ranch.
I like fast food, meaning food that I can grab quickly and eat on the go; not a chain burger and fries joint. Healthy fast food has become quite prominent, but it still can be difficult to find grub that is genuinely good for you. My pancreas doesn’t work, so when sugar is snuck into my food, I’ve got a problem. It’s crazy how many “health” foods are loaded with sugar.
Clean Eatz has an awesome snack selection, from their “Good for You” Nachos with low-glycemic sweet potato chips topped with beef, fresh guacamole, salsa, peppers and savory onions, to BBQ Chicken Flatbread smothered in sweet pineapple, melted mozzarella and barbeque sauce with a pleasant zing. My foodie buddy, aka my husband, and I enjoyed a variety of dishes by sharing. Everything was great, but we have some stand out favorites.
Delicious, Light Bowls
If I had to list only one favorite, I’d choose the bowls, because of their versatility. A four-step process helps you customize your meal; choose your base, protein, veggies and sauce. My picks teetered on the lower carb side:
Base- cauliflower rice
Vegetables- zucchini, asparagus and onions (you can pick three)
Sauce- sweet chili
For the Hearty Eaters
My husband likes something he can really sink his teeth into. Clean Eatz burgers are made from lean and filling patties: bison, turkey or black bean. Bison is the perfect happy medium, because it has the same consistency as beef, but is lower in fat and calories. Of course, I took a nibble of my husband’s burger, and the meat had a smooth, buttery juiciness; it’s hard to believe it’s healthier. While the Clean Eatz Burger is more classic with turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese, he went for something out-of-the-box: a patty garnished with pineapple, green peppers, and teriyaki sauce. Without being overly sweet, this burger was bursting with fresh flavors that complimented the meat rather than smothering its taste.
Something in Between
Sandwiches are perfect when you can’t decide between heavier and lighter fare. The Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich is colorfully stacked with fresh oat bread, squash, tomato and homemade spinach remoulade sauce; when you look at Clean Eatz reviews, you’ll notice many foodies are in love with this and the Honey Mustard Chicken Panini on oat bread with turkey bacon, tomato, onion, spinach and smooth honey mustard.
While I don’t solely focus on calories, because life is all about balance, it should be noted that Clean Eatz is remarkably able to keep calories extremely reasonable, ranging from 300-500 for sandwiches and burgers, and only 51 for their cauliflower snack. My blood sugar did fantastic as well. If you are in the mood for something quick, healthy, lite or filling, Clean Eatz has a motivational environment and tantalizing treats to keep your diet and taste buds in line.