Light delights to help keep you on a healthy path


Guilt-free menu items will help keep you on the right track with healthy New Year’s resolutions.

Decoy at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort offers starters from a jar, a nutritious and tasty dish served with warm pita bread, fresh vegetables and garlic cloves that you can dip in roasted red pepper hummus, tomato and burrata (fresh Italian cheese) or whipped goat cheese and butternut squash. $23 for 3 or $9 per dip. 1035 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. (760) 621-0909 or

Oggi’s Sports | Brewhouse | Pizza offers diners six healthy dishes that are 500 calories or less. While family and friends dig into pizza and beer, you can indulge in a grilled vegetable lasagna roll-up (535 calories); a goat cheese spinach salad (470 calories or half salad is 240 calories); a sun-dried tomato chicken wrap (550 calories), Mediterranean wheat pasta (470 calories), a healthy chopped salad (340 calories) or lemon-pepper Tilapia (550 calories). Seven San Diego locations.

Hundred Proof is putting its spin on the traditional hummus with its roasted beet hummus served with pita bread, toasted pistachios and green onions. $11 per person. 4130 Park Blvd., University Heights.

Banyan Kitchen + Cafe and Chi Chocolat in Liberty Station offer healthy choices without compromising taste. Banyan Kitchen menu items include fresh-made salads, vegan plates and hearty seafood. Chi Chocolat’s handmade artisan chocolates are made with the finest high-quality bulk chocolate, fresh cream, herbs and spices, and high in antioxidants and heart-healthy properties. 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station.

The Westgate Hotel executive chef Fabrice Hardel will quench the appetites of vegan fans with his spinach ravioli, made with heirloom tomato sauce and vegan mozzarella. $21 per person. 1055 Second St., downtown. (619) 238-1818 or

Islands Restaurants is offering health-conscious guests menu options with less than 700 calories each like the no-blame grilled veggie tacos (480 calories), corn tortillas stuffed with grilled vegetables and cheddar cheese and topped with roasted corn, black beans and pico de gallo; or the turkey burger lite (640 calories), served on a whole-wheat bun, topped with red onion, lettuce, mustard and served with a side of steamed broccoli and carrots. Ten locations throughout San Diego County.

Trust Restaurant’s chopped arugula salad is hearty enough to satisfy any weight watcher. The salad is a mix of yams, fried lentils, red onions, goat fromage blanc, spiced pepitas and maple Dijon vinaigrette. $10 per person. 3752 Park Blvd., Hillcrest. (619) 795- 6901 or