Brisbane's Healthiest Meal Options | G&G | Gourmand and Gourmet

Have your cake and eat it too!

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

The festive season can take its toll. Pants don’t fit, midriffs feel soft and your back account is almost as scary as the number on the scales – but that doesn’t mean you have to become a shut in or rely on lettuce and meal replacement shakes to meet those pesky New Year’s resolutions.

Whether you’re looking to go out, want to grab something on the way home from work or want someone to do all the work for you (no pants, no problem) we’ve got the hook up on how to keep those #fitspo dreams alive .

When you don’t want to wear pants:

NOURISH’D | REAL FOOD, DELIVERED

Born out of a love for food, nutrition AND free time – Brisbane based Caveman Kitchen specialises in keto friendly, gluten free, preservative free food. Forget frozen, there’s nothing prehistoric about these options, just real food delivered to your door. Pick from 50 rotating meals including jambalaya, pumpkin lasagne, butter chicken with cauliflower rice – and even brekky options like eggs benny. Goodbye pants, goodbye counting calories and helllooo convenience. Order here!

When you’re feeling fancy:
PAWPAW ASIAN KITCHEN | TINGALPA & BALMORAL

Looking to spice up your 2018? Need more just lettuce to get your kicks? So nice they had to name it twice, and with two locations, there’s no excuse not to want more more Pawpaw Asian Kitchen! With their extensive menu of fresh, pan-Asian food dishes, graze on plates of green papaya salad, BBQ prawns with lemongrass, Asian herbs, shallots and lime and chili jam and fragrant vegan green curries.

FELIX FOR GOODNESS | CBD

Looking for city lunch and wanting to steer clear of food courts and the golden arches? Head up Burnett Lane for one of Brisbane’s best. With a focus on whole foods and seasonal produce it’s no wonder this hidden eatery is on our list. Sweet potato falafel, mushroom and lentil shish kebab will have you Felixin’ damn good.

WILDE KITCHEN | TENERIFE

It’s no surprise to find a health hub like Wilde Kitchen in fitspo focused Teneriffe. With a focus on healthy eating made from unprocessed, paleo ingredients the menu boasts a wide range of breakfast and lunch options including a nourishing greens bowl with pumpkin puree, avocado and spiced pepitas, paleo fried chicken and pork burritos. Feel like retreating back to your cave? They all stock a range of ready made and takeaway meals.

When you’re on the go:
IT’S MIRCHI |VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Want naan WITHOUT the naan sweats? Never thought it possible? Think again friends.  The team at It’s Mirchi have realised that our need for Indian food shouldn’t compromise our need to function as human beings, so they’ve come up with a menu built around maximum flavour without unnecessary fats and nasties like MSG.

SUKI | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Food trends come and go, but unlike cronuts and loaded milkshakes – poké bowls are as healthy as they are damn delicious and Suki is the undisputed queen of the poké pack. Pick from their menu or if you’re feeling adventurous, build your own from their extensive menu.

BOTANICA | RED HILL & TENERIFE

Bright, healthy, and takeaway only, Botanica has everything you need to keep your weekday diet game strong. Grab a colourful mix and match salad box with fresh, seasonal ingredients on the way to work to up your lunch game, or swing by for a ready-made dinner. Seeking out a sweet treat? Grab a gluten free brownie or vegan cake babe, it’s all about balance.

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

With a focus on what’s ‘good for your insides’, Pineapple Express is your one stop superfoods shop. Perfect for pre or post gym visits, grab a Pretty in Pitaya bowl with pink dragon fruit, pineapple, mango, lime chia seeds and coyo ice-cream or a King Kong smoothie with banana coconut coyo ice-cream, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut water and organic honey.

Whether you’ve resolved to clean up your act or just want to supplement your junk food diet with an occasional healthy meal, Brisbane has it going on! 

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who knows sometimes a balanced diet isn’t just a wine in each hand.