Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’ve all got our taste buds in check, some of you may be considering taking up some healthier eating habits; especially for the new year. If you like quick, filling and good tasting food it may be difficult to shift your entire diet to include more veggies, fruits, lean meats and whole grains. Even if you’re constantly on the go and feel you don’t have enough time to eat healthier there’s a solution for you. Believe it or not a lot of dine in/ food chain restaurants are offering delicious meals with healthier ingredients for people who wish to improve their diet. These may not be the top food chains in the country but they still are very present any may even be in your neighborhood-all you have to do is look.

Sweet Tomatoes restaurant has a buffet dining style and offers tasty cuisine like tossed salad, pastas, soups and fresh low calorie home made bakery treats like muffins, buttermilk cornbread and more! This restaurant can be described as affordable and simply delectable. The owners of the establishment proudly express how the restaurant encourages people to lead a well-balanced life with Farm fresh food Made from scratch. With a guilt free meal at an affordable price you just can’t go wrong . Sweet Tomatoes has locations in 15 states. You can go to http://www.souplantation.com/ to find a location near you.

Pockets is a Chicagoland based franchise that offers diner’s a great healthy alternative to quick greasy fast food. Pockects provides the freshest vegetables, the finest cheeses, and the leanest meats all wrapped in freshly made multi grain pita bread. When you come to Pockets you can choose your own signature Pocket or create a custom one. Vegetarian and meat options are also available. For added convenience you can order online or have your food delivered.  http://www.pocketsonline.com/

Noodles and Company isn’t your typical greasy Asian food-court joint. In fact, it goes beyond Asian fare and and leaves out the grease (only healthy soybean oil is used in sauteing). Noodles and Company allows you choose from three food types: Asian, Mediterranean, or American, then within each style, pick from four noodle bowl options. Lean proteins—hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, beef, shrimp, along with organic tofu that can be added as well.  Whole grain linguine is also available for the pasta lovers. www.noodles.com