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How to eat healthily at the mall

A shopping spree with your girls at Mall of Africa can be tons of fun – but you’ll probably begin to feel peckish after browsing through all those stores.

So, what are you to do when you’ve got plenty of delicious foods to choose from, and are trying to clean up your diet? It’s simple. Just take your pick from the mall’s wide range of world-class restaurants, like those mentioned below. Their menus feature delicacies that are equally tempting and nutritious. We couldn’t help but order these:


. Aubergine with Tomatoes


Roasted Red Pepperfrom Mad Nomad

Instead of ordering an individual meal, why not opt for a meze platter that can be shared between you and your friends? The selection of meze snacks on Mad Nomad’s menu had our mouths watering, especially the Aubergine with Tomatoes, bathed in a zesty lemon dressing, and the Roasted Red Pepper, seasoned with garlic and olive oil. Yum!


Chicken Brown Rice Salad

from Tashas

With their Classic menu, Tashas proves that it is possible for indulgent comfort foods to give you the nutrients you need. One of its items is this salad, made by mixing chicken breasts cooked in Middle Eastern spice, with brown rice, heirloom tomatoes and gem lettuce. This low-calorie dish is gluten-free and contains high levels of vitamin B.

3. Green Bowlfrom Life Grand Café

Life Grand Café has a rather extensive menu, making it hard to pick just one meal. However, if you’re craving a healthy treat, you can’t go wrong with the Green Bowl. Bowls have been a hot food trend for a while and this one is filled with kale, spinach, asparagus and quinoa. It also contains grilled pesto chicken and hearty poached eggs.

4. Grilled Salmonfrom Mythos

In the mood for seafood? Instead of fried fish, try grilled fish, like the fresh Norwegian salmon at Mythos. It can be enjoyed with rice drizzled in teriyaki sauce. Salmon isn’t just a brilliant source of protein and potassium. It’s packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential and can help to lower blood pressure and your risk of heart disease.

5. Fettuccini Vegetarianafrom Casa Bella

If you consider yourself a lover of Italian food, you most likely wouldn’t say no to pasta. However, to avoid gluten and reduce your intake of carbs, you can swap any pasta at Casa Bella with zucchini spaghetti. By opting for the Fettuccini Vegetariana, you’ll also get the benefit of veggies such as Portabellini mushrooms, red peppers and asparagus.

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