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The Mint Condition Fitness Guide to Los Gatos Eats

The Mint Condition Fitness Guide to Los Gatos Eats

Thanksgiving and the holiday period can be a time that sends diet and fitness goals running away screaming - but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Can you avoid all weight gain during this time? Sure, maybe if you retreated into the mountains and live off the land…

But for the rest of us who want to enjoy our precious time (and delicious food) with our family and loved ones, here’s our recommendations with what to eat at our favorite local Los Gatos Restaurants to keep your waistline in check.

BREAKFAST

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Sweet Pea Cafe

453 N Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, CA 95030

If you’re heading to Sweet Pea’s we are sure you’ll want to try one of their amazing crepes. Why not try a buckwheat Veggie Scramble Crepe...just skip the  cheese!

“VEGGIE SCRAMBLE CREPE”

FILLED WITH BABY SPINACH, DICED TOMATO, HOME FRIED RED POTATO CHEDDAR CHEESE AND ONE SCRAMBLED EGG. ENJOY WITH SALSA. 8.00

LUNCH

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Purple Onion Cafe 

26 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030

We are obsessed with all of Purple Onion’s salads. Ask for dressing on the side, so they don’t overdress it.

“CAFE SALAD”

GRILLED CHICKEN, FIELD GREENS, PISTACHIOS, APRICOT, GOAT CHEESE, HONEY DJON DRESSING 15.95

“SALMON SALAD”

GRILLED SALMON FILET, FIELD GREENS, PEAS, PEA SHOOTS, SCALLIONS, GOAT CHEESE, TOASTED ALMONDS, GREEN GODDESS DRESSING 15.95

DINNER

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Lexington House 

40 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

A great place for celebratory cocktails and dinner. Why not try the pork and treat yourself to a Clover Club Cocktail!

PORK TENDERLOIN 26

GIGANTE BEANS | OYSTER MUSHROOM | HORSERADISH  

CLOVER CLUB 13

DARJEELING GIN | HOUSE HIBISCUS GRENADINE | LEMON JUICE |  EGG WHITE

 

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Nick’s Next Door 

11 College Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

One of our favorite restaurants in town. If you’re going out for dinner with friends, we recommend opting for a salad and sea combo...you will not be disappointed.

AUTUMN SALAD 7.00

MIXED GREENS / ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH / ITALIAN WHITE BEANS / GRANNY SMITH APPLES / CRISPY ONION / PINE NUTS / PECORINO / BUTTERMILK-THYME DRESSING

PAN SEARED CHILEAN SEA BASS 31.00

BACON INFUSED FARRO / BALSAMIC GLAZED CRISPY KALETTES / RED GRAPES / TOASTED ALMONDS / LEMON BASIL BEURRE BLANC

 

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Zona Rosa 

81 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA

Zona Rosa is a great mexican style restaurant right on Main Street.  Start with a salad and then try out their chicken or salmon tacos.

ENSALADA DE NARANJAS.10

CITRUS, QUESO FRESCO, PICKLED ONION, POMEGRANATE,

GUAJILLO CHILE.

POLLO TACOS 12.50

ROCKY’S FREE RANGE CHICKEN, KALE, TOASTED PEPITA,

SALSA VERDE, CREMA

These are just some of the recommended dishes, but any time you go out, here are a few tips:

  1. Start with a salad...no appetizers
  2. Focus on protein & veggies for your main dish
  3. Do you best to limit alcohol...this is where you can really kill yourself!!

If you can follow these three steps, you can still enjoy eating out without throwing you too far off course.

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