Saturday, on our way to buy fresh produce at The Boys, in Delray, we decided to first try a new restaurant we had passed the last time we were up that way. The restaurant is called DIG and it stands for “Doing It Green.” Open for lunch and dinner, the entire establishment is committed to being green and doing green. From the paint on the walls to the silverware on the table, all things are environmentally friendly and the food is billed as “gourmet, healthy, organic, natural and vegan friendly.” There burgers range from grass-fed bison to veggie and the 10 foot salad bar includes not just locally grown produce, but so locally grown they have their very own garden run by Farmer Jay. I ordered the veggie burger on a grain bun with a side of their dairy free slaw. Mitch had a turkey wrap with a side of their potatoes which were more like scalloped than french-fried. Located at 5199 West Atlantic Blvd. their menu can easily be found on-line. I have to say that while the concept is divine, the service was wonderful, the atmosphere was clean and happy, and the food was good — not great, just good– it was a bit pricey and nothing we had left us with the feeling that we couldn’t wait to come back, which is sad because I would love to love a place just like this. Perhaps if it were in my neighborhood, I would try it again, but it’s a little far for me, and next time I head to The Boys, which is always worth the trip, despite the crowds (both inside and in the parking lot!) there are other restaurants on my “must try” list, as I continue to try to find THE perfect veggie burger. (By the way, I made myself a Gardein burger with sauteed mushrooms and onions Saturday night and it was so good it didn’t even need a bun. At 130 calories, you need about 10 minutes to cook them correctly, but they are good!)
And while I am on the topic of healthy eating that is good for you and good for others, as well, Whole Foods is hosting a fund-raiser this coming Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8am-10pm, and I love the entire project! 5 Percent Day will benefit FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth). Here in Coral Springs, 5% of all proceeds from the day will support the Share Our Strength Cooking Matters program which provides local families with skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals. An example of this cooking will be shared with customers who register for the 7pm demonstration, where Kerri Louati (of FLIPANY) will be whipping up ratatouille for the first 30 who sign up at the service desk or call the store directly at 954-753-8000. I honestly don’t know if this is JUST a local thing or if this fund-raising event is at a Whole Foods near you. If you shop at one near you, call and check! I will definitely be doing some stocking up as nothing is closer to my heart than supporting healthy eating and physical fitness.
Speaking of which…I am off to do some of both. Hope you can do the same today and every day. Hope you had a peaceful weekend and are ready to get busy!
GO DOLPHINS!!!! YAY!!!!
- Veggie Burger Breakdown (fitsugar.com) (this was done before Gardein came on the market)