New Year, New You: 11 Healthy, Guilt-Free Restaurants in Houston

Updated: Jun 3, 2019

It's that time of year again. Time to kick it into high gear and get our fitness goals on for 2019!


Last week, we did a poll regarding interest in more meal planning and prepping posts, and a large majority of you voted that the reason you wanted to meal prep was to eat healthier.

I know, I know. We post a TON of #cheatdayeats on our page, but to answer a lot of your questions about how we stay so thin... we aren't always eating these greasy and fatty foods!


Here's our secret: whenever we're not eating out for Houston Hotspots, we are always trying to eat healthy and clean! Life is all about balance! Truth be told, there are also a lot of great guilt-free restaurants in our city, so we're rounding up our favorite 11 spots for you here:

*Note: most (if not all) are gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan friendly!



1. FLOWER CHILD

We fell in love with Flower Child as soon as they opened their doors in Houston last year. Anything you get here will be absolutely delicious and wholesome. You will for sure leave happy and satisfied!


1101 Uptown Park Blvd Suite C-6

Houston, TX 77056

www.iamaflowerchild.com



2. TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

True Food Kitchen was inspired by the idea that food should make you feel better, not worse. And this is so true of anything you get at their restaurant. The ingredients that they use in their dishes are always benefit-rich and help you maintain optimum health!


1700 Post Oak Blvd

Houston, TX 77056

www.truefoodkitchen.com



3. LUCIO'S

Lucio's is a more upscale option if you're wanting a nice, sit-down meal. The ingredients they use are always top notch and the dishes they create are unique and refined. Not all menu items here are considered "healthy" but there are definitely some health-conscious options like the Awase-Broth Wild Salmon pictured above. While they have French and Italian wines available for purchase, you may also BYOB (corkage fees apply).


905 Taft St

Houston, TX 77019

www.luciosbyob.com



4. LOCAL FOODS

A Houston classic for healthy eats prepared with local ingredients.


Multiple locations

www.houstonlocalfoods.com



5. POKEWORKS

Poke is always a great option when you're trying to eat clean, especially at a spot like Pokeworks where you can build your own bowl and control what you'll be putting into your body.


Multiple locations

www.pokeworks.com



6. VIBRANT

Vibrant is known for their organic, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free food. All their bread, cheeses, milks, and sausage are made from scratch in house daily. Ingredients are sourced locally from their onsite garden or organically whenever possible. Chicken, eggs, and salmon are all ethically raised. The quality of what you're eating shines through at Vibrant.


1931 Fairview St

Houston, TX 77006

www.wearevibrant.com



7. GREENLANE JUICE CO.

Food with integrity is the name of the game at Greenlane Juice Co. Get cold pressed juices, acai bowls, smoothies, and signature salads, bowls, and plates at reasonable prices.


10455 Briar Forest Dr #170

Houston, TX 77042

www.greenlaneco.com



8. GREEN FORK & STRAW

Regardless of what type of diet you're doing or whether you already have dietary restrictions, Green Fork & Straw is excellent when it comes to accommodating for all sorts of meal plans. And, everything is completely gluten free, including their famed chocolate chip cookies.


2608 S Shepherd Dr

Houston, TX 77098

www.greenforknola.com



9. SNAP KITCHEN

When you're on the go or want to grab multiple meals, Snap Kitchen makes it easy to "meal prep" without all the time and energy it takes to do so. Maybe you need breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack? Pick it all up in one trip.


Multiple locations

www.snapkitchen.com



10. HS GREEN FRESH FOOD KITCHEN

At HS Green you'll find healthy choices without sacrificing good food. They focus on fresh and quality products while sourcing locally when the quality and value is available. Another thing that I love about HS Green is that you can also indulge without any regret!


5092 Richmond Ave

Houston, TX 77056

www.hsgreen.menu



11. EARTHCRAFT JUICERY

If you're a huge super bowl lover, Earthcraft Juicery is the absolute best. You'll also find cold pressed juices, juice shots, juice cleanses, smoothies, and raw nut milks. The food is created with nutrition, taste, and overall healthy in mind, and it really shows in the quality of their products.


2400 Mid Ln STE. 130

Houston, TX 77027

www.earthcraftjuicery.com


Happy eating! 


Hope you reach your fitness and health goals this year. If you have another go-to spot for when you're on a health kick that we didn't mention above, we'd love to check it out! Leave us a comment below or send us a message on Instagram. We take note of every recommendation receive and try our best to go!

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