Low Carb Eating in Leeds

I was recently approached by Henri Pearson with an interesting and beneficial healthy eating guide from Predator Nutrition (www.predatornutrition.com) for when eating out in Leeds. Predator Nutrition have recently put together a comprehensive health and fitness based low carb guide to eating out in Leeds, which therefore may be helpful for when you next go to Leeds for a meal. For people who enjoy staying fit and healthy and having a nice dinner out without as choosing 'unhealthy' meals, then the guide below provides some great tips and ideas.

 

                                                     Low-carb eating in Leeds
Predator Nutrition recently went out to find the hotspot restaurants in their local area of Leeds to find the best low-carb options for those wanting to stick to their fitness and weight loss goals, but still wanting to have fun. Below are our low-carb picks for anyone living in or visiting the great city of Leeds:

Arc Inspirations:

Arc Inspirations (www.arcinspirations.com/), is a restaurant chain based in Yorkshire, aims a lot of its menus at those trying to keep fit. These focus on low-carb, low GI and gluten free foods. They’ve even developed a Super Food Menu, where customers can pick from a range of meats and healthy ingredients such as bulgur wheat, broccoli, seaweed and pak choi to create their own diet friendly meal. In Leeds, their restaurants include:
• Trio in Headingley
• Napa in Roundhay
• Arc in Headingley
• The Pit in Chapel Allerton and the city centre
• Kobe in Horsforth
• The Box in Headingley
• Zed in Chapel Allerton

Some of the low-carb options at these locations include:
• The CrossFit Burger – inspired by the new exercise technique of CrossFit, this burger consists of high quality meat with the bun replaced by sweet potato, accompanied by a fried egg, avocado and salad.
• Caveman Salad – chargrilled sliced steak on a mixed leaf, cucumber, cherry tomato, red onion & roast pepper salad, sprinkled with balsamic dressing.
• El Ferino Fajita Salad – Cajun spiced chicken with peppers and onions, served with a house salad, homemade tomato and avocado salsas.

 

Sukhothai
We often see Thai food as calorie heavy indulgence for a Saturday night, but the focus on lean meats and vegetables means that some Thai dishes are perfect for the low-carber. Sukhothai (www.sukhothai.co.uk/) owner Ban Kaewkraikho says that “Thai cuisine is a great way to explore some of amazing tastes and keep a check on the carbohydrates while you are at it. This is because Thai food is big on the use of vegetables in many of its dishes, but it also goes a bit easier on typically high-carb foods such as noodles and rice than other variations of Asian cuisine.”

Sukhothai has restaurants in Chapel Allerton, Headingley and Leeds city centre, and could the perfect choice if you want to eat out without compromising your diet. The menu includes a range of low-carb dishes, such as:
• Tom Yum Gung – prawns, lemongrass, galangal, tomato, kaffir lime leaves, onion and mushrooms.
• Phed Pad Broccoli – stir-fried duck with broccoli, carrot and onion.
• Pla Neung Manow – sea bass, steamed with Chinese leaf, chilli, coriander, lemon and garlic.
• Pad Pak Ruam – mixed vegetables with a choice of prawns or squid, stir-fried in oyster sauce.
• Pad Ga Prao Pak – stir-fried mixed vegetables, bean curd, basil and chilli.

Olive Tree
With locations in Chapel Allerton, Headingley and Rodley, Olive Tree (www.olivetreegreekrestaurant.co.uk/) is Leeds’ number one Greek restaurant chain. Greek food uses a load of great low-carb ingredients, with many dishes being centred around fish, lean meat, herbs and salad. The Olive Tree group has over three decades experience in providing delicious and healthy Greek food, with low-carb dishes including:
• Horiatiki Salada – Greek salad.
• Kota Rignati – chicken marinated in olive oil, lime juice and herbs, then char-grilled with oregano.
• Solomos – char-grilled salmon.
• Keftedes – lamb meatballs.
 

Thank you to Henri Pearson for providing the below blog and information and to Predator Nutrition. Enjoy the read and keep up the great work with your exercise and nutrition.

Keep on living life in the active lane,
Matt

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