It’s a new year, and for many people that means new resolutions! A poll of 2000 people showed that 71% of those resolutions included diet or healthier eating and 64% included more exercise! If you’re one of those seeking a fresh start, we have some healthy downtown Santa Ana options for you to enjoy!
The first step to tackling these resolutions is often the most challenging but Elite Fitness and Element 7 have partnered up to make it a bit easier on you. Joaquin and the staff at local boutique gym, Elite Fitness, are focused on giving a personalized experience, whether you’re looking for one-on-one training or prefer group classes.
The healthy experience starts at the gym, but thanks to a partnership with Element 7 restaurant, you can continue the healthy lifestyle with meal prep. Element 7 is established in principles of creating healthy food that doesn’t skimp on flavor. You can buy prepared meals in single portions or in bulk at Elite Fitness, online, or by visiting Element 7 at McFadden Public Market. You can even get a full month of meal prep for FREE after purchasing 3 months of meal prep.
If you’re motivated by competition and like to give yourself a fitness goal, Crossfit DTSA is offering a 6 week “Change Your Life Challenge”, starting on January 19th. You can schedule a free 1-on-1 session and enter for a chance to win a FREE entry into the 6 week challenge by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If diet and healthier eating are your resolutions, Downtown Santa Ana has plenty of options to satisfy your needs. Chevita’s Juice and Bagels is a great place to find fresh squeezed juices, aguas frescas, salads, soups, sandwiches, and bagels. To help motivate you on your journey, they’re offering a 15% off coupon on Monday-Friday from 8am to noon.
4th Street Market is a treasure trove of options for the healthy eater.
Brand new to the market is Miel, in the space previously occupied by Front Porch Pops. They're serving a healthy selection aguas frescas or acai bowls made to order with either Sorbet, Chia Pudding, or Berry Yogurt Base.
Also new to the market is restaurant concept All Flavor No Grease delivers a simple menu offering Tacos, Quesadillas, or Burritos with any combination of Chicken, Shrimp, Beef, or Rice. They deliver on their promise, serving up flavor-packed plates, that taste light and fresh (and not at all greasy).
If you’re looking for other highlights at 4th St. Market, there are plenty. Alta Baja Market has a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu, which includes a quinoa-chorizo bowl, seasonal frittata, and great selection of salads.
The always popular poke bowls and tacos at Mar, are light and delicious, and if you’re cutting carbs, you can have the poke served a la carte or over mixed greens.
Supernatural Sandwiches may be a cheat meal served on their buttery griddled buns, but you can ask to have any sandwich turned into a salad (I’d recommend the Hydra or Seared Tuna).
There are great healthy options elsewhere in DTSA as well. Crave on the west end is known for amazing healthy breakfast and lunch. Their breakfast energy bowls and frittatas are a great way to start the day, and the lunch-time salad selection and vegetarian sandwiches will keep you going without feeling guilty.
If you’re looking to cut meat out of your diet, you have options galore at Gypsy Den, in the Artist Village promenade. The corner of 3rd St. and Spurgeon plays host to a trifecta of restaurants with healthy options with Kaizen Shabu, El Mercado, and Cevicheria Nais.
Want to share your favorite healthy bite from DTSA? Comment below!