When I received an invite to True Food Kitchen I was so excited to try their chic approach to conscience nutrition! Basically, the True Food Kitchen’s menu is all healthy but so TASTY! Below, I share my experience dining at Nashville’s newest restaurant and what set this menu apart from other ‘healthy’ cuisines in the city.
Creating food within the guidelines of the anti-inflammatory diet focuses on in-season selections that reduce the inflammatory response in our bodies. Usually, the body uses inflammation as a sign it’s fighting an infection or an injury. But, western diets filled with dairy, processed meats, and too much sugar, may cause some people to have a negative response. Renowned physician and doctor of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil founded True Food Kitchen with the simple belief that food should make you feel better, not worse. Listen, he gets it CORRECT!
So, let’s get started with what we ate during our visit. I took my meat-loving brother along for the ride. You know, I love dabbling in the vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free world. During my Fab Glance Detox, I learned to love adding healthy options to my diet. My brother was skeptical, but with the first course, he became a fan. We started with this recommended, butternut squash soup.
Y’all, this sweet and savory soup was an awesome start to our culinary adventure. Like, I stated, the menu is dedicated to being in-season. So, butternut squash soup is the perfect way to enjoy the coziness of fall. I could barely get a couple spoonfuls before my brother gobbled it up!
Next up we tried the roasted brussel sprouts with Asian mushrooms and miso vinegarette. Guys! Guys! These Brussels were DELISH! The addition of the vinegarette gave the brussels that zesty snap that make you want more. My only complaint is I wanted more. But it was time for our entree!
For our entrees, my brother got the Grilled Salmon with caramelized onion farro, arugula, roasted beet, and cilantro pumpkin seed pesto. I got the gluten-free Lasagna Bolognese with fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach, lemon ricotta, and herbs. I know I’ve been saying that all the food is GOOD, but I just can’t lie. It’s really good. My brother remarked how he would have never paired roasted beets with pumpkin seed pesto. He was right, I tasted it, the two flavors complimented each other uniquely.
My lasagna bolognese was great too. As a person who is allergic to beef AND pork, I don’t usally get to eat lasagna at restaurants; it’s always made with pork sausage. But the chicken susage served at True Foods Kitcehen was a perfect addition to this traditional italian comfort food. Needless to say, I’m a fan!
Ok, so the food is good. Let’s talk about the True Food Kitchen layout. The restaurant is open and airy while giving customers a view of the steady hustle of the kitchen. There’s a bar to sit at that serves refreshers, teas, and beverages made with organic produce. Fresh squeezed juices – with alcohol? That’s what I call balance! Def a spot to take the girls for healthy Happy Hour!
So, give True Food Kitchen a try! Nestled in the bustling Green Hills shopping area, you’ll be more than happy you made the drive. Oh, and there’s free parking! You know that’s hard to find in Nashville!