Saving your diet and wallet

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Spring and summer break are coming up, and Towne Lake students are looking for healthy yet affordable places for a bite to eat.  Whether it is grocery shopping, fast food, or sitdown restaurants, many prioritize staying fit and saving money.  Although at these places, not all food choices may be healthy, they do provide some beneficial food selections. 

Since I’m on the go with cheer, I make it a priority to eat healthy food and to grab something quick,” Nicklaus Silverman, freshman, said. 

Easy places to swing in and out of, that also offer curbside pick-up, are Shake by the Lake and Smoothie KingShake by the Lake offers a complimentary shake to first-time customers and money saving specials on different days of the week. Mega Mondays allow for a discount off a “mega” sized tea. Smoothie King has a deal on Fridays to get any 32-ounce smoothie for five dollars, which could be a quick and easy breakfast. There are 20 smoothies on their “Stay Slim Blend” smoothies that are unde350 calories in every 20 ounces. 

We have many high school students who come and visit our nutrition club for either breakfast or a post workout meal and would love to have more,” Roxanne Chauvenne, owner of Shake by the Lake, said. 

A local sit-down restaurant that provides healthy options is Zoe’s Kitchen. Most entrees range from seven to eleven dollars, and the restaurant also offers different meals including large family meals that feed up to six people for $30– $40. Another place could be Panera, which offers deals such as “You Pick 2” or a 99-cent pastry with purchase of any fountain drink. 

“Panera is one of my favorite places to eat; I normally always get a You Pick 2, so I don’t have to get a big meal of one thing,” Kendrick Milam, junior, said.  

Conveniently close fast-food places would be Chick-fil-a and Starbucks. Chick-fil-a has Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Sandwiches, and Cool WrapsStarbucks also supplies some healthy breakfast options such as Egg Bites and Protein Boxes. 

There are a variety of options in the community that provide cheap and healthy meals. Make sure to try these restaurants in Towne Lake and to take advantage of these deals and specials.