Healthy fast food may seem unrealistic but Bay Area Mixt Greens has made that dream a reality.

When one mentions fast food what pops up to your mind? Like many people, you most likely think of the mass produced, low prepared meals, probably packaged, with very little nutritional value. In the recent years, fast food has become an alternative to traditional home cooked meals, however most of these meals are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Recent studies have shown that eating too much junk food can cause chronic diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol and even cancer. The good news is there is a group of people that are trying to revolutionize the idea of fast food.

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When I fast walked into the doors of Mixt Greens, I was fascinated by what I was about to experience. The restaurant is setup in a cafeteria style format with a large food service counter filled with all sorts of greens. Almost all of the ingredients are organic and sourced from local farms, and the ability to customize your plate allows for a truly unique and fresh meal tailored to you. There are also preconfigured salads if one does not want to go through the hustle of creating their own. Mixt Greens emphasizes the use of seasonal produce in order provide the freshest ingredients at their peak.

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Salad bar setup. Photo by Kim White.

All Salads can be created using a wide variety grains, fruits, raw and roasted vegetables, herbs, nuts and cheese. In addition, you also have an option to add a protein such as grilled chicken, grilled flat iron steak, marinated soy tofu and pork, which are all free range, antibiotic and hormone free. Salads can be dressed with a variety of homemade dressings which are gluten and GMO free with a selection of vegan and/or dairy free options. Sandwiches and grain bowls can also be ordered and they are nonetheless extremely flavorful, made with integrity and includes a side salad. Although the price range of the products is pricey it is still affordable, the portion sizes are huge and the quality of the food and service is exceptional. Mixt Greens is a revolutionary step up from the normalize fast food experience which strives for quality, freshness and sustainability, and gives a new outlook on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

For more information about Mixt Greens, check out their website and be sure to follow them on Instagram. 


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