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Published Monday May 13, 2019 by Brittany Raine

The Best (and Healthiest!) Boston Brunch Spots

Food
Nutrition

Searching for that go-to weekend brunch or lunch spot that won’t completely ruin your weekday workouts? Don’t sweat it! Grab your friends and get ready to chow down on all things healthy at a few of our favorite cafés around the city. 

 

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Tatte Bakery and Café 

Multiple locations across the city
From Beacon Hill to Harvard Square, this elegant and oh-so-tasty landmark bakery and cafe has 12 uniquely elegant restaurants throughout the greater-Boston area. A favorite weekend haunt, Tatte is the place for a deliciously delectable brunch that offers a variety of savory and sweet plates to please any crowd. Plus, they have an awesome gluten-friendly menu (their flourless sweets are to die for!). 
What to order: Veggie Croque Madame, Multigrain Avo Smash Tartine or Chicken & Sweet Potato Salad with a Cardamom House Latte 

 

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Trident Booksellers and Café  

Back Bay 
Books and brunch? Yes, please. This quirky and quaint Newbury Street staple is unassuming and worth waking up early or rolling in midday for a can’t-miss healthy dining experience. With everything from a Build Your Own Omelet to Smoked Salmon Scramble and Kale Quinoa, Trident’s menu has all the basics and then some. Check out their espresso with CBD oil and loose tea selection; it’s so good.  
What to order: Cranberry Maple Quinoa, Breakfast Pizza, Butternut Squash Tacos, or Popeye Bowl with a Grapefruit Sunrise Smoothie

 

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Flour Bakery + Café 

Multiple locations across the city
Grain bowls and breakfast cookies—you can’t go wrong at this Boston staple morning, noon or night. With eight locations that include the South End, Back Bay Station and Harvard Square, Flour’s menu spans everything from sweet treats to gluten-free specialty items and hearty snacks. Switching it up on a seasonal menu, their minimal selection of sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls shows that they know what they're doing and man do their healthy options make all of our vegetable and protein dreams come true! 
What to order: Arugula + Farro Salad, Grilled Cauliflower Melt, or Roasted Chicken Sandwich with a Granola Bar Cookie. 

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
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Wellness
Published Thursday Oct 17, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

Healthy Habits to Try While Traveling

Travel
Food
Drink

There’s nothing better than being out of office, but honestly, airports are where all your healthy habits go to die. Whether it’s waiting in stressful security lines or a plethora of fast food spots next to your gate, traveling takes a toll on your body. 

Once you’re off the tarmac and in the air, it can be easy to forget those pesky habits that can help to keep your body balanced. While you are on vacation and should live it up a little, here are a few tips that help me stay healthy when I’m on vacation. 

Pack your own snacks.

My nutritionist, Erica Fowler, taught me this *essential* tip: in-air snacks aren’t always the easiest on your stomach. Make a pitstop to Trader Joe’s—or your local grocery store—for fresh fruit and veggies you can bring on the plane with you. I found it much easier to grab something quick out of my bag and have it ready after take off to munch on, and I could confidently say no thank you to the in-flight pretzels.

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Pack your own snacks.

My nutritionist, Erica Fowler, taught me this *essential* tip: in-air snacks aren’t always the easiest on your stomach. Make a pitstop to Trader Joe’s—or your local grocery store—for fresh fruit and veggies you can bring on the plane with you. I found it much easier to grab something quick out of my bag and have it ready after take off to munch on, and I could confidently say no thank you to the in-flight pretzels.

Stay hydrated.

I just recently got back from a girl’s trip to New Orleans, and boy, did that humidity do a number on me. By the third night, walking around in that heat, I was ready to topple over. Moral of the story: hydrate, hydrate, and then hydrate some more. TSA restrictions and all the salty plane snacks can make it challenging to get a headstart, but try and stick with water rather than that cocktail or sugary soda before you land. Also, keep a refillable water bottle handy! Those drink cups on planes are ridiculously tiny, plus if you drink a lot, you’ll get up and around to stretch when you head to the bathroom. It’s a win-win. 

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Stay hydrated.

I just recently got back from a girl’s trip to New Orleans, and boy, did that humidity do a number on me. By the third night, walking around in that heat, I was ready to topple over. Moral of the story: hydrate, hydrate, and then hydrate some more. TSA restrictions and all the salty plane snacks can make it challenging to get a headstart, but try and stick with water rather than that cocktail or sugary soda before you land. Also, keep a refillable water bottle handy! Those drink cups on planes are ridiculously tiny, plus if you drink a lot, you’ll get up and around to stretch when you head to the bathroom. It’s a win-win. 

Don’t be afraid to ask.

When you’re in a new city—and on vacation—there can be a stigma or fear around asking for something specific in a restaurant. While I’m still learning this one, it’s important to remember that no one will be offended if you want dressing on the side or no cheese on that pasta dish. So, speak up when it comes to menu modifications. 

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Don’t be afraid to ask.

When you’re in a new city—and on vacation—there can be a stigma or fear around asking for something specific in a restaurant. While I’m still learning this one, it’s important to remember that no one will be offended if you want dressing on the side or no cheese on that pasta dish. So, speak up when it comes to menu modifications. 

Embrace a balance.

No one expects you to be eating a salad every single day of your vacation. You’re in a new city! It’s fun to explore new places and experience the culture through the food you eat—just remember balance is key. If you want to sit on the beach drinking a cocktail, or have some more of that super tasty dessert in a fancy restaurant, let yourself. It’s okay to break from your regular routine. You don’t want to hit the pause button on all your healthy habits, but the point of a vacation is to enjoy yourself, so have that second helping, while making a point to balance it out tomorrow with a longer walk. 

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Embrace a balance.

No one expects you to be eating a salad every single day of your vacation. You’re in a new city! It’s fun to explore new places and experience the culture through the food you eat—just remember balance is key. If you want to sit on the beach drinking a cocktail, or have some more of that super tasty dessert in a fancy restaurant, let yourself. It’s okay to break from your regular routine. You don’t want to hit the pause button on all your healthy habits, but the point of a vacation is to enjoy yourself, so have that second helping, while making a point to balance it out tomorrow with a longer walk. 

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
Written by
Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.