Do your New Year’s resolutions include eating more healthy family dinners? After a season of indulging in endless quarantine snacking and cookie and banana bread baking, it’s time to kick off 2021 with some healthy takeout from local restaurants. Healthy family meals are just a call or click away. Read on for how to make healthy eating at home a snap!

Flower Child

Flower Child

Eat the rainbow and capture that sunshine state-of-mind with a to-go order from Flower Child in Del Mar. This delicious and veggie-centric menu includes tasty favorites like the Glow Bowl with sweet potato noodle, Vegan Massaman Curry, Turkey Sausage & Zucchini Lasagna and fresh salads with organic ingredients. Have a hungry crew to feed? Opt for their Family Pack Bundle with family-sized protein, choice of 2 sides and a large chopped vegetable salad. Keto, gluten-free, vegetarian and a healthy kids' menu are all available.

Good to know: Download the Flower Child app and make ordering quick and easy for stress-free dinnertime.


Juice Alchemy

Juice Alchemy via Yelp

Get your juice bar fix and make the kids happy with a pick-up order from Juice Alchemy. This family-owned business serves up juices, smoothies and Acai Bowls along with feel-good fare like the fully-loaded Power Toast and Alchemy Club Sandwich. Online ordering and pick-up is available until 2 p.m.


The Henry

The Henry via Yelp

Trade your regular Taco Tuesday for 25% off Takeout Tuesday at The Henry in Coronado (use code Tuesday25). Opt for entrees like the Harvest Bowl with tasty ingredients like melted sweet potato, caramelized cauliflower, Marcona almond pesto and cashew harissa. Or feed the whole family with The Henry's Rotisserie Chicken Family Meal for $29 (takeout only), which includes a large Caesar salad and roasted winter vegetables.


Our Green Affair

Jacqueline G. via Yelp

Newly opened Our Green Affair in Pacific Beach is putting a fun spin on salads, loaded sweet potatoes and healthy bowls. Check out the Taco 'Bout Us with roasted salmon, UniCorn with soy chorizo and veggies or the Thai Me Up salad with roasted chicken, Thai-inspired toppings and a spicy cashew dressing. Have a picky eater in your crew? No problem, Our Green Affair also offers a build-your-own option. Online ordering and pick-up is available.


Tahini Street Food

Tahini via Yelp

Authentic Middle-Eastern street food is served up fresh and tasty at Tahini. Say good-bye to bland cheese sticks and introduce your future foodie to fresh-made Halloumi Cheese stix and Tahini's coveted fresh pita bread, baked daily without preservatives. Order online and choose falafel, chicken or steak shawarma on pita, bowl or salad. Delivery available via UberEats, GrubHub and others.

Good to know: You can also feel good about their commitment to the environment. Tahini uses eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging for to-go orders.


Sun Basket

Sun Basket

Say adios to grocery shopping and menu planning and let Sun Basket do the heavy lifting for dinnertime! Created by chefs and filled with healthy, organic ingredients, dinner will be ready to go in 6 minutes or less with their Fresh & Ready meals. A stress-saver for busy weeknights, these meals feature a complete dinner that is pre-cooked and packaged with no additional prep required.

Have a little more time on the weekends? Get the kids in on the dinnertime action with their Classic Meal Kits, which include pre-measured ingredients for meals ready in 15-40 minutes. Sun Basket meals can be tailored to your family's nutrition needs, including vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and Quick & Easy, perfect for busy parents.

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The Greenspot Salad Company

Greenspot Salad Co. via Yelp

Mealtime is served up healthy and fast from Greenspot Salad Company with three locations around San Diego. Choose between superfood salads, wraps, flatbreads and bowls. The kids' menu includes healthy options like the Turkey Cheese Roll-Up on a whole-wheat tortilla with kids' sized salad or veggie dippers. Online ordering, delivery, takeout and curbside pick-up options make healthy family meals a breeze.


Plumeria Vegetarian

Jeff R. via Yelp

Give your usual Thai takeout a vegetarian (or vegan!) spin at Plumeria Vegetarian in University Heights. Your most carnivorous family members won't miss the meat with satisfying flavors in Thai favorites like Green Curry, Pad Thai and mock "chicken" satay. Entrees are available with tofu, vegetables or vegan duck, vegan chicken or vegan beef. Plumeria Vegetarian is MSG-free and uses organic, non-GMO and gluten free tofu locally produced by San Diego Soy Company.


Ranch 45

Ranch 45

When choosing meat as part of your family's healthy lifestyle, opt for high-quality and humanely raised. For this farm-to-fork philosophy, look no further than local purveyor Ranch 45 in Solana Beach. Taking care to know the source of their foods, Ranch 45 sells butcher boxes of Brandt Beef as well as mouthwatering meals prepared in their restaurant. Breakfast and lunch is served daily until 4 p.m. and dinner is available Thurs.-Sat. Order online for pick-up or delivery via Door Dash.


––Kerry Cushman

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