By eDiets Nutrition Services
If you live in California, you probably know them as Souplantation; if you live elsewhere, they go by Sweet Tomatoes. But no matter where you reside, if your idea of heaven is being surrounded by an array of healthful, colorful salads, soups, breads, pastas, and even desserts, you’ll love the Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes family of restaurants. Good thing they offer buffet-style dining, so that you can enjoy tastes of many their delectable offerings. Whether you’re looking for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or just plain delicious, you are sure to find plenty of satisfying options.
So I might be a bit biased in terms of this restaurant, since it is right around the corner from where I work, but it isn’t just the convenience that gets me to frequent the establishment…..it is the quality of the food and variety. Of course, dietitians love salad, but Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes offers something for everyone with less guilt about eating out.
I love salads when they are made for me or when I can add items that I love. Whether you select a prepared salad or soup or create your own, you can keep it healthy and full of nutrients. Pair a cup of Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Wonton Chicken Happiness Tossed Salad (the name even gives you a good feeling) with a cup of their Big Chunk Chicken Noodle Soup (one of my favorites!) along with a piece of Buttermilk Cornbread, and you have a meal for about 480 calories (24 grams of protein). Trust me; you aren’t giving up anything with this meal ….. It is good.
For those other soup lovers out there, check out Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Split Pea with Barley, Deep Kettle House Chili, or their Three Bean Turkey Chili. Each cup of soup is under 230 calories and ranges between 7 and 10 grams of fiber per serving (you know we love fiber). Add some fresh salad on a plate and load it up with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, beans…..and a splash of low-calorie salad dressing on the side, and you have a nutrient rich meal (low in calories).
My secret to eating at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes: fill my plate with lots of fresh, raw vegetables, a bit of salad dressing and then sit down and enjoy; then head for a cup of soup. The salad fills you up and the soup is a great ending to a delicious meal.
To see the full menu of Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes’ Healthy Dining fare, visit Healthy Dining Finder and pick your own favorite. Enjoy!