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The Best and Worst Things to Order at Cava Grill If You Want a Healthy Meal - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Dec 20,2016
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Find the recipe for this healthy lunch bowl below. Photograph by Janis Jibrin.

By Janis Jibrin

Source Washingtonian

WASHINGTON, DC. -
Fueling up on Cava Grill’s tasty grilled proteins with tzatziki and hummus may feel like you’re living the Mediterranean diet dream, but watch out. At this Chipotle-style, create-your-own plate system, it’s possible to wind up with an 1,000-calorie entree that veers off from your nutritional goals.

After giving Cava’s online nutrition calculator careful study, I walked into the Dupont location and was delighted to find that my perfect-on-paper meal also passed the taste test with flying colors (literally—take a look at that photo!).  It also kept hunger in check for four straight hours—impressive for just 507 calories.

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The Best: A half portion of greens with a half portion of lentils; the dark greens offer bone-building vitamin K and cancer-fighting compounds like beta carotene and glucosinolates (in arugula, broccoli, kale and cabbage). The lentils are both vitamin and mineral-rich, contain protein, and loaded with fiber.  A low glycemic index carb, they help keep blood sugar in check.

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