Healthy Habits: Let the good food come to you

Healthy, fresh-made food, delivered right to your doorstep? Say no more.
As for me, last week the time had come that I needed such a service; I wasn’t able to leave to house almost all week, so I decided to let the good food come to me.

Healthy Habits, located in Sliema, prepares their food freshly every day and apart from the main, the special menu changes every single day. No week goes by offering the same dishes, which is quite creative and emphasises their mission: to help you eat healthy and tasty everyday.

The process is easy as pie: check Healthy Habits’ facebook page for the daily menu – usually uploaded at about 9am – place your order before 11.15am via telephone and you’ll receive your food sometime around lunchtime.

The menu usually has vegan, vegetarian, gluten- and lactosefree options, also dishes containing fish or meat, some desserts, sweets and smoothies. The variety of options for me then was fantastic and I had a hard time choosing, as asking for changes concerning your dietary requirements are accommodated.

I had red quinoa with peas, avocado and pak choi with a honey mint dressing and as a dessert poached apples in orange with black raisins and almond flakes but skipped the yoghurt dressing. I would have loved to order a smoothie or cake balls, but unfortunately I was a week early: both weren’t available. But no worries – they are again from this week. I was offered to take a freshly squeezed orange juice instead, which I did.

After placing the order, there was nothing more to do than going on with work and waiting for my delicious food to be delivered to my doorstep.
I love this concept, as sometimes there are these days with a good deal of work – in the office or at home – and you just don’t find the time to shop, prepare and cook a healthy dish or you just grab the first thing close to your place which might be something unhealthy.

Foto 2The red quinoa was delicious, thanks to the honey mint dressing. I haven’t used honey and mint in combination for a long time, so this got me inspired for my vegetarian recipe of the week. But as tasteful as it was, the dish contained just too much quinoa, enough peas, but only very few pieces of avocado and pak choi. After half of the dish I was already full – which is actually good – but I missed the taste of some more vegetables.

My dessert, the poached apples, were a delight: fresh and full of flavour. I put half of it in the microwave to warm it – and achieved an even higher level of deliciousness. Because it didn’t contain cream or the like, I still felt light when I finished.

Actually, the whole menu filled me up for almost the whole day, but didn’t leave me feeling heavy at all. I was just in a good temper, because I knew I had eaten something healthy, delivered by friendly staff and there was no need to dig deep into my pocket, either.

By the way, in case you have time to get out of your apartment or office: it’s also possible to eat in or pick up.

Healthy Habits: Beauty Lounge, Windsor Terrace, Sliema

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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