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Diet Keepers: Healthy Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip

Last updated: February 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Diet Keepers: Healthy Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip.

Last week, we played that little devil on your shoulder telling you to go wild in Las Vegas, not just with the partying but with your meals as well. This week, we’re playing the angel. Don’t get us wrong, we still support your nonstop go-hard-until-you-pass-out Vegas wild side. But this time, we also support you eating healthy while getting it in. That way you’ll get even more partying in before passing out.

So, stick to the diet and eat well with these great Las Vegas meal options:

Best Healthy Restaurants In Las Vegas

Healthy Breakfast Options

The single-named Giada has carved a niche for herself as the grand dame of Coast California cuisine. She utilizes her Italian roots, top ingredients and healthful attitude to create dishes that taste great and you won’t feel guilty about eating. At her grab-and-go Caesars Palace outpost, Pronto, she offers an excellent way to start your day.

Giada offers some great breakfast options and is a great healthy restaurant in Las Vegas

Giada De Laurentiis, “Eat my oatmeal!” Note: Not a real Giada quote. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Giada’s Oatmeal combines sweet and savory with high end extra virgin olive oil, Maldon salt, oranges and almonds. It’s a unique take on a familiar dish. While you’re at it, grab a beet and ginger juice to go with it and get your day off to a high-energy start.

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At her titular restaurant, GIADA at The Cromwell, we can’t stay away from the chia seed Greek yogurt parfait and its delightful mix of persimmon jam, pomegranate, maple syrup and toasted almonds. The drink of choice here is the Rise & Shine featuring spinach, carrots, apples, celery, lemon and ginger.

There are plenty of fine breakfast options over at the Fulton Street Food Hall in Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. We’re going on trend and recommending the avocado toast, which features mashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto and two poached eggs on whole wheat toast. That’s filling and decadent.

Looking for some spice to help wake you up? Head over to Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The LINQ and order the chile verde omelet. It contains stewed pork, tomatillo sauce, avocado and Oaxaca cheese for a full-flavored breakfast.

Quinoa, Kale and Beets

Of course, salads are usually a good bet when keeping your digestive system clean. But we also know that salads can get boring and repetitive. Looking through menus in Las Vegas, it seems that almost every restaurant has a spin on a quinoa, kale or beet salad. That doesn’t mean that quinoa, kale or beet salads are bad. Many are good, but only a few stand out. Here are some of our favorites:

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace has an innovative take on the kale salad with components including carrots, red onions, butternut squash, dried cranberries and toasted peanuts all coated with a honey mustard vinaigrette.

Looking for a healthy restaurant in Las Vegas? Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen has great healthy options

Smoked golden beets at HELL’S KITCHEN. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Ramsay salad juggernaut moves to Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN where his smoked golden beet salad contains Greek yogurt, kumquats, pistachio granola and a white balsamic vinaigrette.

The “MasterChef” star also loves his quinoa. HELL’S KITCHEN features a red quinoa salad with honey crisp apples, dried apricots, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts and a honey vinaigrette. Meanwhile, at Gordon Ramsay Burger located at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a wheatberry-quinoa salad mixes things up with wheat berries, white quinoa, chicken skewers, dried fruit, spring onions, radishes, lemon vinaigrette, avocado, cucumbers and garbanzo beans.

Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace goes “dark” with its black kale salad. The Bobby Flay-fronted eatery presents its kale with shaved Brussels sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, blue corn croutons and chipotle lime dressing, give the entire thing some real zing.

Off The Strip at The LINQ hooks their kale up with hearts of palm for an on the Strip romance of greenery. Attending the party with them are craisins and toasted almonds, all tossed in a lemon honey dressing.

Fresh Protein Options – Seafood

Fresh protein can often be found from the water. There are many unique seafood preparations that check the Las Vegas boxes as both delicious and healthy.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace gives a nod to the chef’s home of Great Britain with a modern take on a classic, oven-roasted Scottish salmon. The fish is served with a dill crème fraiche and herb garnish along with steamed fennel. Sides include peppy lemon mashed potatoes and a comforting roasted butternut squash.

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Ramsay’s most famous seafood creation is found at Hell’s Kitchen where his renowned pan seared scallops are served with an English pea puree, braised bacon lardons and pickled fennel. There is a reason this dish is held in such high regard.

Diver scallops are also expertly prepared at Voodoo Steakhouse atop the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino where they are served with caramelized cauliflower, forest mushrooms and creamy fennel.

Got a taste for tuna? At Strip House Steakhouse at Planet Hollywood they dust their ahi with coriander and lime and serve it with a bevy of veggies including seasonal mushrooms, shaved asparagus, asparagus pistou – think pesto à la France – and mushroom consommé, a warm fungi forward broth.

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Bobby Flay brings his signature flavors of the Southwest to Mesa Grill’s mango + spice crusted tuna steak with green peppercorn and green chile sauce all sitting on top of a beautiful toasted pine nut couscous.

If you care to move even farther south with your tastes, try Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Check out the mahi tacos with grilled spicy mahi mahi, black bean sauce, Mexican slaw and cruda salsa verde in white corn tortillas.

For those who want many tastes of the ocean, head over to Beijing Noodle  No. 9 at Caesars Palace. Assorted seafood with silken tofu can be found in a homey broth in a clay pot. It is a memorable dish… or pot.

Hit up SEA: The Thai Experience at Bally’s for a different take on a variety of seafood with spicy SEA noodles, which are full of flavor and ocean creatures.

Sashimi Nobu at Nobu Restaurant at Caesars Palace - Healthy restaurant in Las Vegas

So much sashimi. Such high quality. Only at Nobu. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Nobu Restaurant is one of the most important seafood restaurants in the world. At the Caesars Palace iteration, try classics that put this brand on the map including fresh yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno or the delightful black cod miso.

Healthy restaurants in Las Vegas, head to the Oyster Bar at Harrah's Las Vegas

Fresh oysters at Oyster Bar Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Oyster lovers are going to love the Oyster Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas where they will be overwhelmed with the selection of fresh shucked oysters. Preparations include simple grilled oysters and luscious oysters royale. There are other excellent seafood choice there as well including blackened shrimp and tiger prawn sautée.

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If you want some starch with your seafood, GIADA has freshly made ravioli with lobster and crispy artichoke which is new for the summer menu. It’s as good as it sounds.

Sushi burrito at Jaburritos at the LINQ - Healthy restaurants on the Las Vegas strip

Sushi burrito at Jaburritos. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

For those who want their seafood in burrito form, Jaburritos on The LINQ Promenade has you covered with an entire restaurant dedicated to the sushi burrito.

Meat Protein Options

At Searsucker in Caesars Palace, check out the brick chicken for a preparation that creates crispy skin and juicy meat. Lemon, garlic blistered tomatoes and arugula round out the flavor profile.

Voodoo Steak presents a Duroc pork rib eye with pickled cabbage, chorizo, roasted peaches and grain mustard. It’s a luxurious meat dish that won’t break the calorie counter.

Fresh & fit selection at Off The Strip Bistro & Bar - Healthy restaurants on the Las Vegas strip

Off The Strip has an entire Fresh and Fit section for diners. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The bunless protein burger at Off The Strip features Chef Al’s special blend of ground beef, sirloin and brisket with lettuce, tomato, onion and coleslaw. You won’t miss the bread.

Veggies and more

Morgan’s Veggie Burger at Guy Fieri’s Las Vegas Kitchen & Bar isn’t your average veggie burger. A flavorful preparation showcases a scratch-made vegetable burger of black beans, chickpeas, white beans, black olives, red bell pepper, garlic, artichoke hearts, jalapeno, oats, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, Donkey Sauce and onion straws on a garlic buttered toasted whole-wheat bun. Maybe just eat half the bun, a few onion straws and go light on the Donkey Sauce.

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The vegan eggplant stack at GIADA puts the spotlight on the veggie along with vegan Pomodoro, avocado and a balsamic glaze. Another excellent vegan option at the same joint is the black bean filet with potato confit, morel mushrooms and ratatouille.

NOTE: Most, if not all restaurants have vegetarian, vegan and specific dietary options. So get out there and eat healthy.

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Jason is originally from the great state of New Jersey. That’s right – great! He’s lived in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years, which he also rates as top notch. As a pop culture fanatic, he loves concerts, great food, offbeat adventures and movies. He has written for too many publications to mention, has sold a few screenplays and is immersed in the creative world.

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