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Jason’s Deli – A Healthier Fast-er Food Option

If you are looking for a quick bite to eat which includes some healthier options, Jason’s Deli may be worth checking out. It is a place my family and I visit once every couple weeks.

What I like about the place:

  • Partially Hydrogenation removed from the entire menu
  • Some organic items
  • HFCS-free salad bar
  • Reasonable prices
  • the free ice-cream – I can’t find a way to turn this into a healthy option but it is a nice little treat!

It seems like this company is really trying to move in the right direction with respect to healthier food options.

What restaurants have you visited that are making changes to increase the number of healthy/healthier options?

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David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

4 Responses to “Jason’s Deli – A Healthier Fast-er Food Option”

  1. on 28 May 2008 at 12:50 pm Barry

    I just heard that McDonalds now uses trans fat free oil in their french fries. Since hearing about that, I try to take my family there on w/e’s as a special treat.
    Barry

  2. on 28 May 2008 at 6:48 pm David Hanenburg

    Getting rid of those trans fats is a good thing!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. on 28 May 2008 at 7:12 pm David

    Jason’s is a pretty good option. I like their healthy-heart king ranch sandwich with a side of fruit.

    There used to be a restaurant called “Bless Your Heart” on campbell near 75 and on preston at lbj that had a lot of good options low in fat and free from most of those pesky chemicals. I think its closed now.

    For a hamburger fix, I think we’re going to give Topz a try…

    http://www.topz.com/

    When eating out, I try to look for options and ways to make the offerings at least (somewhat) healthier..

    – Order sandwiches without dressing or use mustard instead
    – Salads with dressing on the side (use sparingly)
    – Substitute a black-bean patty for a meat patty
    – Order items without cheese (or at least take most of it off)
    – Mexican restaurants – fajitas (chicken)…and don’t heap the sour cream and cheese on!

    What frustrates me is that so many restaurants could make much of their menu *significantly* more healthy with a few simple changes….but don’t….I mean, do grilled chicken sandwich buns really need to be buttered?.

  4. on 28 May 2008 at 8:07 pm David Hanenburg

    Good tips! Thanks David.

    Sometimes all that salt and fat is used to hide the actual food quality but I hear ya!