New York City has an abundance of healthful restaurants and cafes with owners who are passionate about preparing and serving clean food that tastes wonderful. They're imagining innovative options for customers who want transparency on the plate -- nothing processed and loaded with local seasonal ingredients.
Many of these creative eateries offer entrees described as ‘macrobiotic’. It sound scientific, but it’s simply a balanced way of eating - lots of fresh veggies like kale, spinach, and yams, whole grains like buckwheat and brown rice or beans, tofu and salmon garnished with fresh herbs and spices with minimal dressing and little or no oil. Toppings can include avocado, seeds, and seaweed. The food also has no preservatives or sugars and only healthy fats.
The term ‘macrobiotic’ means long or large life which is certainly possible when eating well. Although its roots date back to the time of Hippocrates, the development and popularization of the diet stems from Japan. The style of eating is light, but filling, and the combinations of ingredients provide all the nutrients needed to be healthful. Macrobiotic enthusiasts prefer not to call it a diet, but a way of life that cultivates happiness.
If you are new to the macrobiotic food, then try a macro bowl or plate at a Treatmo Hotspot. You just may find that it's easier than you think and discover a new way of eating!