Can you imagine going to a healthy Chipotle? Well, I just did, and believe it or not, it was fantastic! CoreLife Eatery is a unique new concept to healthy salads and soups in a Chipotle style setting. They have a super awesome message about food and fits in with the health craze sweeping the nation. You may not be a fan of salad, but it's definitely worth a shot to try something new!!
At first, deciding what to order was a little overwhelming, but it only took a few minutes to figure out what sounded the best for me. There is a variety of options, but to keep it simple, you can order a grain bowl, a green bowl or a broth bowl (aka soup). A grain bowl has either a base of quinoa, wild brown rice or rice noodles, with the type of lettuce you want and four additional vegetables. A green bowl is your choice of lettuce and an additional vegetables, while a broth with four vegetables and your choice of broth.
CoreLife also has signature bowls that fit almost every palette. From Sriracha Ginger Roasted Tofu to Thai Chicken and Noodles, there is something for everyone to try!! Every bowl is also served with a slice of multigrain bread.
I chose to order a medium sized grain bowl with quinoa, kale, carrots, cucumbers, chickpeas, peppers, tofu and cucumber basil dressing. I absolutely loved choosing my own toppings, and I thought I had created a pretty tasty combination. Everything they serve is gluten free and you can definitely tell that all of the produce is quality and fresh.
Although everything was delicious, it's super filling, so I would recommend choosing the smallest portion for a grain//broth bowl. Both my mom and I couldn't finish our bowls because there was so much to eat!!
Another unique thing about this restaurant is their beverages. They have super interesting drinks to try- like cranberry cayenne lemonade and coconut water fruit punch! They also serve fresh brewed iced coffee and blueberry mint lemonade.
CoreLife Eatery is a super creative way to introduce those who may not be super familiar with nutritious food, and even though I like to try healthy places like this, I recommend that everyone try it at least once!! I felt super energized after eating my meal and it made my body feel good, which definitely beats having fast food for dinner :) Thanks for a great lunch CoreLife, I will be returning soon for sure!!
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