5 Healthier Food Choices at Taste of Chicago

There is really no reason to leave Chicago in the summer time.  We have so many fantastic events, concerts, street fairs and festivals.  I look forward to it each year.  Lately I have heard from friends that they are avoiding the Taste because they just eat too poorly and the food isn’t worth the calories.  Between these comments and concerns about flash mob attacks, I feel bummed that some of my favorite things to do in Chicago are being avoided by acquaintances friends and family.  So I have complied a list of the healthier dishes being offered at the Taste of Chicago this year to provide a solution for one of their conerns- getting fat!

These are going to be my stops as I pop in and out for lunch from June 24th through July 3rd at Grant Park.  Keep in mind, that if you are good with portion control you should have few worries. The trick is to go with someone that likes the same food as you, and share even the TASTE OFs offered.  But these are the best choices for quality food fuel you and leave you at the same weight you entered the weekend with –  

Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph St.

Falafel Sandwich with Jerusalem Salad

Chicken Kabob Basket


“Taste Of”: Falafel with Hummus; Baklava


Bobak Sausage Company, 5275 S. Archer Ave

All Natural Chipotle Chicken Sausage


Dominick’s, Chicagoland Locations

Red/Green Seedless Grapes


Watermelon Slice

Roasted Ultra Sweet Corn on the Cob

“Taste Of”: 1/2 Watermelon Slice; Pineapple Bites


Lao Sze Chuan, 2172 S. Archer Ave.

Dry Chili Chicken


Star of Siam, 11 E. Illinois

Pot Stickers (Chicken and Vegetable) 

Grilled Chicken Satay


Texas de Brazil, 51 E. Ohio

“Taste Of”: Quinoa Sala


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  • Vegan restaurant Loving Hut makes its debut, too, and all of their stuff is healthy. Only problem is they're not serving any of my favorites. I don't like the vegan drumsticks. The Home Run Ball was cool, but I wish they'd have served their BBQ skewers, lemon-fried tofu or one of their vegan duck dishes instead. :-( I did go to Lao Sze Chuan and get fried rice though, which isn't healthy, but it was a nice side for the Home Run Ball.

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