3 Natives UCF
I'm so excited! Another new Raw - Natural - Fresh dining spot. Thank you, Andrew; Owner of 3 Natives UCF, for bringing this to Oviedo.
A former client of mine told me about 3 Natives when it first opened, this past Thursday, I finally had the opportunity to stop in. I'll introduce you to him later in this blog.
I have to begin this blog by thanking a very nice, helpful and patient young man, Tony.
I had no idea which of the many items on the menu I wanted to choose from. I expressed to Tony that I was interested in something with a lot of protein; a healthier choice. After going through a few of the items on the menu and what ingredients were found in those meals, I finally decided on The Tex Mex. The Tex Mex is a wrap with avocado sauce made in house.
Here is a picture of my Tex Mex. Just look at all that protein goodness! This wrap was loaded with chicken and with the in house avocado sauce it was flavorful!
Oh, and here's my friend, Larry! Larry was the one who told me about this place. He just happened to show up while I was there! He seems to be well known and liked by the staff, I'm not surprised.
You've got to check out 3 Natives UCF. I plan on returning, I really want to try one of their bowls.
As far as nutritional content, they told me they're working on it.
Zoe's Kitchen of Winter Springs
Zoe's Kitchen is another restaurant I frequent often, sometimes twice a week. I love the fun and colorful atmosphere along with the friendly service.
I typically eat the salmon, steak or shrimp kabobs with the Greek side salad, and classic humus with pita.
The other day I thought I would try something new; Cauliflower Rice Bowl W/Salmon. I rather enjoyed the meal. It was light, I didn't feel terribly stuffed after consuming. I have to tell ya, I was rather disappointed with the three tiny pieces of salmon. See photo below. Besides the salmon as your protein choice, you may also choose chicken or lamb.
I've also added a photo showing the calorie content for this bowl.
Below are photos of the kabobs along with their nutritional value (no sides).
Cozee Cafe of Lake Mary
Cozee Cafe is just that...Cozy! I love the quaint ambiance.
When it comes to eating breakfast out, I'm real picky. Cozee Cafe truly is my one and only choice; at least for the time being. This past Sunday I had the power Scramble Entree; pictured right. The other morning I had the Power Scramble; Lavash Wrap. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two besides the price. Maybe the Entree had a bigger serving of eggs? Either way, both versions were just right for this gal.
let's take a look at the nutritional value of the Power Scramble. I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say how difficult it can be to search for a particular food item when logging on an online site. My first suggestion is to break it down, as you will notice in the first photo; two egg whites scrambled, four eggs scrambled, Sevan Lavash bread and Deen Halal turkey bacon. How did I know the exact type of bread and bacon? Here comes suggestion number two. If you're not sure what the brand of the item is, I suggest you ask the waiter. On Sunday I did just that. The waiter was not certain, but he was nice enough to check with the chef in regards to the type of turkey and bread. After entering the items along with the correct quantity, I received what I believe to be, a pretty accurate result. See all photos from the My Fitness Pal logging site.
Big Kahuna's of Winter Springs
Where does Oviedo's Fitness Fanatic go for a healthy meal after a workout? Big Kahuna's!
Their Island Style Bowls are the perfect combination of carbs and protein to help repair and build my muscle tissue and replenish glycogen stores after a strenuous strength training session.
You're fresh fish choices are; Ahi Tuna, Shrimp, Salmon, Yellow Tail and Octopus.
I typically choose one scoop of Salmon, Ahi Tuna and Shrimp. I try to mix things up a bit from time to time, but I'm such a creature of habit.
Toppings and dressings? Yes, please. After they add the fresh fish to my 1/2 and 1/2 mix of brown rice and spring mix, I choose the Citrus Sauce. Next up, the toppings. I'm probably pretty boring with this selection of vegetables, but I do enjoy my sweet onions and cucumbers. I then finish my bowl with pineapples, mangoes and their delicious avocado sauce with a sprinkle of crispy onions.
Don't let another day go by without trying these amazing Island Style Bowls in a Hawaiian setting!
I love eating out, who doesn't? I created this page in hopes it will help you make healthier choices while visiting your favorite dining spot.