Five spots in Chennai that marry nutrition and flavour to kickstart your 2023 health goals

Five spots in Chennai that marry nutrition and flavour to kickstart your 2023 health goals
Five spots in Chennai that marry nutrition and flavour to kickstart your 2023 health goals

There’s nothing fairly like the beginning of a New Year to get your consuming habits again on monitor. Resolutions are recent and motivation is at an all-time excessive. So it appeared like the right time to hunt out wholesome new menus rolled out within the metropolis to provide you a headstart. From a five-star buffet unfold — with millets well woven by way of every part from salad to pudding — to a pageant curated round vegan desserts; right here’s to consuming effectively and feeling swell, as we enter 2023.



Gelato ga ga
The Great Vegan Gelato & Dessert Festival is an effective way to discover wholesome desserts in a rainbow of flavours. Expect 15 choices together with Himalayan Salted Chocolate, Bubble Gum and desi variants like mukkani. The gelatos are made with khandsari sugar. Also stay up for sorbets, waffles, scorching chocolate, brownies and extra. The waffles are gluten-free and use jaggery powder and ripe banana for sweetness, whereas the brownies are gluten-free too and made with amaranth flour and dates. At Eko-Lyfe Cafe & Store, Alwarpet. INR150 per scoop. On until Jan 1, out there on request after.



Seed funding
Seeds Lifestyle, which opened a few months in the past in Adyar, is at all times stocked with a spectrum of seeds which you can select from, to up the ante on their salads. These embrace melon, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, chia and flax seeds. Their latest entry on the menu is the curious sounding ‘Slap Up’ which is a meal with a double portion of protein — assume dairy, meat or tofu. Some of the choices on the checklist embrace the Satay Tofu Slap, Teriyaki Paneer and Florence Chicken. This is tossed in with carbs like soba noodles, brown rice or crimson rice. INR 340 upwards.



Wait a millet
With 2023 being touted the International Year of Millets, Madras Pavilion not too long ago launched an array of dishes on their buffet unfold centred round millets. Think finger millets in chocolate cinnamon pudding and foxtail millets stuffed in zucchini; look forward to finding this usually neglected grain now taking centre stage throughout salads, predominant course dishes, breads and desserts. Available on the buffet, Monday to Saturday,  for lunch and dinner (INR 2,354 upwards) and as a part of the Sunday brunch (INR 3,000, all-inclusive).




Got us wonton extra!
Freshlings, which has a menu of salads, superfood soups and heat bowls utilizing hydroponically grown greens from their farm, has a bunch of recent goodness for the New Year. Look out for 4 impressed new ‘lush salad’ bowls just like the Vietnamese Banh Mi with English cucumber, pickled crimson cabbage and a creamy sambal aioli; Chinese New Year with carrots, pomelo, pickled ginger and fried wonton bits in a candy plum dressing; and even a Harvest Bowl with roasted beets, peppers and a cilantro almond dressing, as we look forward to Pongal. This is aside from 10 new luscious soups together with Couch Potato, Chiang Mai Carrot and Madras Cauliflower. Order on-line or by way of subscription. INR 350 upwards.




Pumpkin & spice
Christmas could also be over. But this newly launched salad by Butterheads begs to vary. The cloud kitchen, recognized for seasonal salads, rice bowls and paninis, has rolled out a healthy-meets-hearty bowl for the colder months known as the Winter Burrata, which options Spice Roasted Pumpkin, Chilli Jam and Pickled Cranberries and drizzled with a maple mustard dressing. You may additionally choose for his or her Winter Bocconcini variant. Order on-line. INR 445.

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