Breaking News: It’s Workout Wednesday for the final time! That’s right. This will be the last post for the “Workout Wednesday” series, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up. Especially with summer right around the corner, you have to challenge yourself to maintain a regular workout regimen and eat a healthy, well balanced diet (i.e. more fruits and veggies and less chocolate!). To help you stay on track, this week we’ll be talking about healthy restaurant options in and around Milwaukee.
- Beans & Barley
This affordable Eastside gem functions as a cafe, deli and market. You can stop in for breakfast on the weekend, and try the vegan biscuits and gravy; you could swing by on your lunch break, and pick up one of Beans & Barley’s famous burritos. With an extensive list of vegetarian and vegan options, the possibilities are endless and won’t break the bank.
- The Green Kitchen
Located in the Milwaukee Public Market, The Green Kitchen is notorious for their juices. Now I know what you’re thinking; I’m not drinking anything that resembles ground up grass. In your case, I would give the Pink Flamingo a try. This Green Kitchen creation includes orange, grapefruit, pineapple and strawberry. The small booth also includes a list of hot sandwiches and a “make your own” salad menu to mix and match with their nutritious juices.
- Riverwest Co-op Cafe
The Riverwest Co-op Cafe is really a treat but at a reasonable expense. One of my favorite dishes is their Phamous Philly, a hoagie bun topped with house-made seitan, peppers, onions and cheese (hoagie bun and cheese can be replaced by vegan substitutes). Focusing exclusively on providing the best locally grown organic products, the Riverwest Co-op is great a place to find some nutritious and delicious food.