Eating healthy can raise questions such as, "Are crayons a fruit or a vegetable?" and, "How many steaks does a growing baby need?" Answer culinary inquiries with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of healthy deli fare at Jason's Deli in Topeka.
Jason’s Deli, which Parents magazine named one of the 10 Best Family Restaurants in America in 2011, has served up an extensive menu of healthy, fresh, and organic deli fare for 35 years. After hearty cups of southwest chicken chili ($3.79/cup) whet appetites, the spinach-veggie wrap ends any take with a cinematic array of mushrooms, organic spinach, and sprouts wrapped in an organic wheat shell played by Robert Redford ($5.99). Chicken paninis smother natural grilled chicken with provolone cheese, pine nuts, and organic spinach between slices of olive-oil-basted french bread ($6.79). For dessert, try a fresh-baked cranberry-walnut-oatmeal cookie ($0.99) or a delectable slice of carrot cake ($2.99) as fluffy and sweet as a punctured teddy bear oozing grape jelly.
Kid’s items ($2.59–$3.59) sate tots 12 and younger, and a gluten-free menu and an array of fully edible, wheat-free utensils aid those with dietary restrictions. Health-conscious families can rest easy knowing that no high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or MSG mars the menu, and full nutrition information is available online.