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A New Year, A New You: Healthy Dishes to Start Off 2024 Right!

In 2024, many people are preparing for the timeless tradition of embracing the “new year, new me” mindset. If your goal is to commence the year by cultivating a healthier and enhanced version of yourself, it would be highly advantageous to contemplate embarking on this transformative journey with the assistance of these delectable and nourishing dishes! Take a moment to peruse the following compilation of exceptional restaurants, all of which boast an array of wholesome choices guaranteed to satisfy your epicurean desires while contributing to your overall well-being.
Balan’s – Photo Credit – 52Chefs & Balan’s Bar & Brasserie


901 S Miami Ave Suite 108, Miami, FL 33130

Say hello to 2024 with a healthy mindset and enjoy a variety of healthy eats that will leave you craving more! From salads to main dishes, vegetarian to meat-based. Guests can start their meal light with refreshing dishes such as the Raw Oysters served with mignonette & cocktail sauce and Tuna Tartare (yellowfin tuna tartare, avocado, sriracha, aioli, green onion & sesame oil) or refreshing salads like the Nicoise Salad served with seared ahi tuna, green beans, tomato, hard-boiled egg, potatoes, anchovies, olives, red onion, lettuce, lemon. For those looking for a more well-rounded dish, Balan’s also serves healthy choices, including the Grilled Salmon (grilled Alaskan salmon, yuzu pearls & mixed garden vegetables) and a Branzino prepared with filet of branzino, sauteed spinach, almonds, and lemon zest.

Photo Credit – Cantina La Veinte

Cantina La Veinte

495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Guests can kick off 2024 on a healthy note by indulging in the freshness of their salads, including the reimagined Caesar Salad — a Tijuana twist featuring hearts of romaine drizzled with a roasted garlic-jalapeño dressing, parmesan cheese, and house-made croutons. For a delightful fusion, savor the Ensalada de Berros, a watercress and goat cheese ensemble complemented by roasted beets, sunflower seeds, and soy vinaigrette. Dive into Cantina’s lighter appetizers, such as the Red Snapper Ceviche — a compelling blend of pickled jicama, red onions, fresnos, leche de tigre, avocado, and crispy quinoa. The Ceviche de Atun offers a mix of flavors, combining tuna, avocado, tomato, mint, red onions, and cilantro in a smoked sweet chipotle sauce. Don’t miss the Ora King Salmon Tiradito, featuring thinly sliced cucumber, salmon with a fermented chili vinaigrette, and fried shallots crowned with cilantro. Cantina La Veinte caters to diverse palates committed to health, boasting a predominantly gluten-free menu. Guests can try other guilt-free delights like the Pulpo a las Brasas — Grilled octopus with olive oil, paprika, and sea salt. Dive into the Sea Bass a la Veracruzana, where slow-cooked sea bass luxuriates in a traditional tomato, jalapeños, olives, and caper sauce.

Issabella’s – Photo Credit – The Louis Collection


1022 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Eating healthier doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. Lincoln Road’s Mediterranean newcomer Issabella’s welcomes guests with its favorite healthy, flavorful, and nourishing meals. Whether your New Year resolves to follow a healthier lifestyle by incorporating nutritious meals into your diet or maintain your healthy lifestyle, many restaurants in Miami are incorporating nourishing meals into their menu, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Inspired by the great food, culture, and lifestyle of the Mediterranean, Issabella’s procures the highest quality local organic produce to deliver tapas-style sharing plates. Guests can find themselves enjoying delicious dishes, including the Tuna Crudo (ahi tuna, truffle citrus ponzu, crispy garlic & micro cilantro), Greek Salad (Feta cheese, tomatoes, red onion, green peppers, cucumber, Kalamata black olives & oregano lemon dressing, Mushroom & Arugula Salad (Anchoise aioli, artichoke, sheep-milk manchego & capers), and Octopus Salad. Enjoy the Faroe Island Salmon prepared with artichoke, arugula, garlic & sundried tomato with toasted pine nuts or the Branzino Filet (Roasted eggplant puree and fig caponata), and many more delicacies to indulge in!

Mau Miami – Photo Credit – The Louis Collection

Mau Miami

3252 NE 1st Ave #109, Miami, FL 33137

For those who enjoy dining out but are looking for healthier options to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Midtown’s Mediterranean restaurant, Maü Miami, has plenty of options. Guests can enjoy all their seafood favorites from the Raw Bar, which are equally nutritious and delicious! These options include refreshing and yummy dishes such as the Tiradito (Tuna, Snapper, Lemon, EVOO), Tuna Tartare (Black Truffle, Shallots, Avocado, Crostini), and the crowd-pleaser Ceviche de Coco (Snapper, Papaya, Mango, Lime). Other nutritional options from the menu include healthy salads such as the Greek Salad (tomato, green peppers, kalamata olives, red onion, feta, evoo, oregano, capers), Maü Salad (Arugula, Watermelon, Feta, Mint, Balsamic Glaze, Olive Oil ), and Caesar Salad to accompany main dishes. They also have their fan-favorite Whole Branzino (Wild Caught Branzino, Dorado, Snapper, Grouper) or Salmon (Fennel, Kale, Piquillo Butter) that can be enjoyed with fresh sides like brussels sprouts, boniato, and asparagus. Guests can also enjoy new healthy menu items such as seasonal Sashimi Nigiri, Maki Rolls, and steamed dumplings. ⁠

Playa – Photo Credit – The Louis Collection


915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Whether your New Year resolves to cut down on carbs or improve the overall quality of your diet and focus on the nutrients in your food instead of calories, there are plenty of healthy dishes with a twist in Lincoln Road’s Southern Mediterranean restaurant, Playa. Guests can enjoy healthy and nutritious dishes found on the menu, including an Arugula Pear Salad (Red onion, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Pomegranate & Pears), Grilled Octopus and baby Fennel, and Greek Salad (Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Feta Cheese, Olives, Pickled Onions, Peppers, Greens & Citrus). Other fresh and delicious dishes on the menu include Tuna Tartare, Oysters, Seafood Tower, or Spaghetti Squash and spinach. Pair your dishes with a nutritious side, such as the Fruit and Yogurt Bowl or a Greek Salad.

Puttshack – Photo Credit: Puttshack


701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Puttshack’s menu is globally inspired and focuses on various cultures, ingredients, and traditional and modern recipes. Puttshack’s latest menu offers alternatives for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets as well! Whether your group is big or small, choose from many of Puttshack’s newest shareable and healthy options to enjoy, such as the Lebanese Hummus, an exquisite blend of chickpeas, tahini, pomegranate, and aromatic spices, Rendang Lettuce Wraps, and Ancient Grains Power Bowl (Mixed leaves, ancient grains, red peppers, carrot, celery, goat cheese, crispy chickpeas, Champagne vinaigrette) being the stars of the show. For those looking for a lighter option, a selection of salads and greens is a hit, with gluten-free dressing options available. Dive into a refreshing Roasted Beets and goat Cheese Salad or savor the vibrant flavors of the Pad Thai Chopped, featuring rice noodles, red onion, cabbage, kale, scallion, bell peppers, carrots, Thai peanut dressing, crispy fried kale, and chopped peanuts – a medley of tastes that’ll leave you craving more.

Social 27 Supper Club – Photo Credit: The Louis Collection

Social 27 Supper Club

2555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Social 27’s carefully curated menu celebrates fresh, locally sourced ingredients and vibrant flavors. Dive into healthy delights featuring stars like the refreshing Local Ceviche, a gluten-free masterpiece brimming with the goodness of Green Chile, Citrus, Green Mango, Red Onion, Boniato, and more. For a culinary adventure that takes you to the heart of Cienfuegos, savor the Tiradito “Cienfuegos,” a daily fish delicacy complemented by Charred Sofrito Leche De Tigre, Avo, Smoked Salmon Eggs, Boniato Chips, and an exquisite blend of flavors. If you’re looking for a lighter option with a burst of flavor, the Gem Caesar salad is a must-try. Indulge in the crispiness of Bottarga and Pecorino, balanced with the savory notes of Crispy Onion and our unique Miso Caesar dressing. The team at Social 27 believes in creating culinary experiences that nourish the body and tantalize the taste buds. Make 2024 the year of savoring moments and flavors that elevate your well-being, starting with our extraordinary lineup of health-conscious dishes.

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