Stay on track with your health and fitness goals with these healthy and DELICIOUS dining options.

Pasadena offers a variety of options for those seeking healthy, fulfilling, nutritious and delicious meals. Below, we highlight five of Pro Fitness staff favorite restaurants in Pasadena.

1. Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen, 168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

Sweetgreen is a popular stop for health-conscious foodies looking for fresh, made-from-scratch salads and grain bowls. The menu is based on seasonality, ensuring that each meal tastes fresh and ingredients are always at their peak freshness.

Guacamole Greens: A superb mix of mesclun, avocado, roasted chicken, tomatoes, red onion, tortilla chips, and a zesty lime cilantro jalapeño vinaigrette.

Harvest Bowl: A hearty and healthy bowl with wild rice, apples, sweet potatoes, roasted chicken, local goat cheese, toasted almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. (this is one of my favorites!)

Sweetgreen’s commitment to sustainability and locally sourced ingredients makes it a standout choice for a healthy meal in Pasadena.

2. California Fish Grill

California Fish Grill, 3265 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

For seafood enthusiasts, California Fish Grill offers a menu loaded with fresh, flavorful and healthy options. The focus here is on grilled fish, shrimp, and more, and customizable sides accompanying each entree. .

Grilled Salmon Plate: Served with your choice of two sides, such as quinoa, grilled zucchini, or steamed broccoli. You can also upgrade to fire grilled corn or balsamic glazed brussel sprouts as well!

Ahi Poke Bowl: A fresh combination of ahi tuna, rice, edamame, avocado, and seaweed salad, perfect for a light yet satisfying meal. For those who love raw fish this one is perfect for you!

California Fish Grill is dedicated to responsible sourcing and offers a casual yet affordable dining experience that doesn’t skimp on taste or nutrition.

Grilled salmon California Fish Grill PAsadena

3. Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily, 899 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Real Food Daily is a gem in Pasadena for those who prefer plant-based dining. This restaurant serves organic, vegan dishes that are both innovative and delicious, showing us with each meal that plant based and organic is also delicious and filling!

RFD Burger: A house-made veggie burger with avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a special sauce, served on a whole grain bun.

Supreme Burrito: Packed with seasoned tofu, black beans, brown rice, cashew cheese, and guacamole, wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.

Real Food Daily’s creative menu and commitment to organic ingredients make it a top choice for vegan and health-focused diners.

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4. True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen, 168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

True Food Kitchen is built on the ideology that food should make you feel better, not worse. Their menu is designed to be anti-inflammatory, good for the gut, and beneficial to the gut microbiome, and packed with nutrient-dense dishes. After eating here you won’t feel bloated or too full, satisfy your hungry craving and still leave feeling refreshed.

Ancient Grains Bowl: A hearty mix of grains, miso-glazed sweet potatoes, turmeric, charred onions, snow peas, grilled portobello, avocado, and hemp seeds.

Inside Out Quinoa Burger: A unique twist on a veggie burger, with hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado, and feta, all served between two quinoa patties.

True Food Kitchen’s diverse menu caters to a variety of dietary preferences, whether that be plant based, gluten free or raw vegan, they have something for everyone! All while ensuring every meal is both healthy and delectable.

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CAVA, 345 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

CAVA offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu that allows diners to be creative with each meal. Offering customizable options with their meals with fresh, nourishing ingredients. It’s the perfect place for a quick, healthy bite all while making sure to not compromise on flavor, at all.

Grain Bowl: Start with a base of organic greens or grains and add your choice of protein, such as falafel, grilled chicken, or braised lamb, and top with a variety of fresh vegetables, hummus, and dressings.

Pita: Stuff a warm pita with your favorite fillings and enjoy a handheld meal packed with flavor and nutrition.

CAVA’s devotion to quality ingredients and customizable options makes it an impressive choice for a healthful, worthwhile meal.

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