A yogurt parfait from Yellow Door Bistro is a guilt-free way to start your day after 10 days of Stampeding.
Balo Vietnamese Satay Beef Pho
A big bowl of soup is always good for curing what ails you when you’re feeling a little rundown from going full-throttle for too many days in a row. The rich, spicy broth in this bowl of pho will pep you up in no time.
(1238 8 St. S.W., 587-353-3300)
Blink Mixed Greens and Quinoa Salad
This light and bright dish with B.C. apples, puffed quinoa, nuts, seeds and tender greens tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette is a refreshing item if you’re grabbing a bite on Stephen Avenue over the lunch hour.
(111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330, blinkcalgary.com, @blinkcalgary)
Blue Star Diner Vegan Scramble
Try taking a break from the hollandaise, cheese and bacon during breakfast and go for this big, healthy plate of maple curried tofu, grilled tomatoes, peppers, basil and more.
(809 1 Ave. N.E., 403-261-9998, bluestardiner.ca, @bluestar_yyc)
Boxwood Cafe Kale-Aid
Most things on the menu at this spot are nice and healthy, but especially good for you is this refreshing play on a classic sugary summer drink, made with pureed kale and citrus.
(340 13 Ave. S.W., 403-265-4006, boxwoodcafe.ca, @boxwoodcalgary)
Higher Ground Cafe Iced Matcha Latte
This is not the time for frappucinos. Instead, order up a big cup of this green tea-based latte. Matcha has many redeeming qualities, being high in antioxidants and having some detoxifying properties – something most of us could really use this week.
(1126 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-3780, highergroundcafe.ca, @highergcafe)
Monki Fennel and Apple Salad
Ignore the siren call of the signature Bennys here and try the shaved fennel and apple salad with toasted almonds and grano padano. It’s surprisingly filling and at only $9, it’s a great bang for your buck.
(1301 10 Ave. S.W., 587-352-7131, monki.ca, @monkibistro)
Yellow Door Bistro Yogurt Parfait
Greek yogurt, compressed berries and crunchy homemade granola make for a small breakfast dish that is surprisingly filling and will leave you energized for a productive morning.
(119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9585, yellowdoorbistro.ca, @yellowdooryyc)
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