This time of year, a lot of us set goals for self-improvement or self-care to help carry us through the winter. Whether you’re on the “new year, new me” train or are just looking for a simple way to show yourself some love this month, why not try a wholesome, satisfying, and nutrient-packed meal that won’t take hours of prep time in the kitchen to enjoy?
To help you meet your goals this winter, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to grab a nutritious (and delicious!) meal on the go. Read on to discover your next favorite salad, smoothie, or prepped meal!
Pittsburgh’s worst-kept secret is that Hello Bistro has the most cravable salads in the entire city. With ten signature salads, a couple of grain bowls, and an unparalleled selection of ingredients for a custom salad built your way, Hello Bistro makes even the pickiest of eaters hungry for a bowl packed with greens and veggies. (Plus, you can add on a side of fresh-cut fries of your goal is to be healthier and happier this year!)
A favorite of the locally health-conscious, Salud Juicery has it all. Whether you’re popping in for a quick juice or wellness shot or a more filling treat like a smoothie or a bowl, you can make progress toward your health goals with Salud’s nourishing foods. Coffee lovers rejoice: they’ve even got a menu of hot drinks to keep you warm this winter! Be sure to check out some of their hot menu items, like the Uncle Sam americano, the Samuri matcha drink, or the Cloud Warrior maca and dark cocoa latte.
Smoothie King’s two Pittsburgh-based locations (in Wexford and Bridgeville) are a go-to for those looking for the ultimate in healthy meals on the go: rich, nutritious, made-to-order smoothies. This health-conscious smoothie shop features a wide range of flavors, including mango ginger, dark chocolate banana, and apple kiwi kale. Best of all, there are never any syrups or artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives in your smoothies – just whole ingredients like fruits, veggies and fresh dairy.
We’ve been sleeping on Pittsburgh Juice Company. Obviously well-known for their adorable, Alice in Wonderland-esque bottles of raw, organic cold-pressed juice, PJC is so much more than their drinks. Snacks like energy bites, vegan “chZcake” and pie bowls, granola, acai smoothe and chia pudding bowls, and even organic protein powder are available in stores and via shipping. If you’re looking for some tasty ways to satisfy your sweet tooth with more nutritious ingredients, PJC is pretty much your one-stop shop.
National chain Roots Natural Kitchen has two locations in Pittsburgh, and its menu is overflowing with all the nutrients, veggies and whole ingredients that will make you feel good, in addition to tasting great. Promoting benefits like increased resilience, productivity, and even happiness, Roots Natural Kitchen and its natural foods menu might just be the kickstart you need to feel amazing in the new year. Just pick your base and your favorite plant-forward ingredients and enjoy!
Homestead staple Live Fresh Juicery has just opened a second juice and smoothie bar in the North Side, which means it’s now twice as convenient to grab some healthy treats to go. Their robust menu of cold-pressed juices, acai bowls and fresh fruit smoothies have a little something for everyone, including those looking for more niche wellness products like immunity shots or sea moss gel. One of my favorites is the All-American acai bowl, seen above, which is super satisfying and deliciously sweet!
Longevity Life is a Pittsburgh-based meal prep and delivery service that focuses on local communities and product lines. Their prepped meal service encompasses macro-balanced meals for balanced nutrition, low-carb meals for ketogenic or paleo eaters, and even pre-cooked protein for an assist in your own kitchen. With options from seven to 36 weekly meals available, you’ll never have to worry about whether you’ve got a ready-made and nutrient-dense meal waiting for you at home. Interested in getting deliveries? Visit their website to submit your info and get a free sample to try at home!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.