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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
Filed Under Food And Wine , Local Tastes,

Find the recipe for this healthy lunch bowl below. Photograph by Janis Jibrin.

By Janis Jibrin

Source Washingtonian

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.


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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