Good point Elvisahmed. I love a cozy diner for breakfast. Lately, and thanks to a childhood neighbour, we started going to Sammy’s Family Restaurant on McCowan south of Lawrence. Instead of scrambled, ham, toast, and home fries I’m truly enjoying their vegetarian Classic Omelette made with egg whites and a side salad. I don’t entirely deny myself. I have a half slice of his toast, one bite of his sausage, and a single crispy home fry. Guilt free fun.
Though the chicken movement has come to Scarborough, rotisserie options are still few. Generally, I prefer I do it myself. I get whole chickens from Cosmos Agora on Lawrence west of Warden. Cosmo’s carries Cumbrae’s chickens so without a doubt, the best out this way. If I’m cooking indoors, I don the silicone oven mitts and turn that bird for the rotisserie effect. Works. A little death defying at first, but so worth it.
I find eating out/take-out and eating healthy to be a challenge. Most restaurants are aiming for flavour first, which means using whatever amount of salt, fat, etc., that accomplishes this goal. So we eat healthy at home for about 90% of our meals (mainly vegetarian, whole grains, etc.) and then eat whatever we want from restaurants a couple of meals per week.
If I was trying to stay healthy-ish while eating out/takeout, I would mainly stick with dishes that are mainly vegetables and/or whole grains and are not deep/pan fried. A bowl of pho (pick your favourite) is one option for me (if you excuse the simple carbs of the rice noodles and likely a higher sodium level). Tabule is good for the salads and garlic tomatoes. I don’t detect tons of fat or cream in the soups at United Bakers, so maybe those. There’s also the soon tofu at Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu, but I’m sure there’s tons of sodium in that meal (especially the banchan).