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Most Tampa locals know of Datz [a trendy and popular restaurant in the South Tampa area off of Bay to Bay and Madill] as a PLACE OF INDULGENCE.
For sure, that is definitely the case – you come here to experience TONS of bacon, beer options, ALL of the best desserts. BUT – what a LOT of people don’t know is that you can ALSO experience the Healthy Side of Datz! Whenever eating out, I try to also find out the healthier options available so that every time we enjoy a meal out it doesn’t have to be overload!
Megan and I were given the opportunity to sample healthy options at Datz while also catching up on her recent wedding planning and what we both have going on in general!
Keeping with the theme of “it’s a girls’ night out” we did try out some of Datz’s SKINNY cocktails! I tried the White Cosmo which was 140 calories and included voli lite vodka, St Germain elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice, & lime.
Megan tried out the Spa – ahh Water which had bluecoat gin, fresh lemon juice, cucumber, & mr. q cumber soda.
We shared their Sriracha popcorn and then dived into dinner! I had a salad called “lettuce entertain you” which had field greens, grilled chicken, smoked Gouda, seasonal berries, cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts and berry vinaigrette – I switched the dressing to only red wine vinegar and added hard boiled eggs.
Megan had the “banh mi tacos” which included house-braised short ribs, pickled daikon, carrot, cucumber, sweet-n-spicy Asian bbq sauce with cilantro lime rice and grilled Mexican sweet corn.
We both enjoyed our experience with some of the healthier options at Datz. They also have fresh veggies, corn tortillas, and quinoa as side options – most people just aren’t aware of that!
Tips for finding the Healthy Side of Indulgence when dining out:
* ASK you can never get in trouble for asking your server what other options are available NOT on the menu
* Substitute veggies for sides like mac ‘n cheese or mashed potatoes
* Ask for no butter and light salt
* Ask for a box right away and put 1/2 of your meal to-go so you don’t eat a larger portion than intended!
* Ask for balsamic vinegar or another vinegar or mustard in place of sugary condiments and dressings
What do you look for in a restaurant when making food choices?
What ways do you sneak in healthy habits when dining out?