Healthy eating first came into vogue after Europe’s beignet epidemic of the Middle Ages turned a third of the population into actual beignets. Keep bodies un-doughy with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of healthy, protein-hearty fare at Muscle Maker Grill’s Parsippany location.
Muscle Maker Grill appeases appetites with a high-protein-based menu of nutritious fare, including wraps, whole-wheat pastas, and salads. Start with steamy bowls of salt-dusted edamame ($3.75) before flexing fingers around scores of Muscle Maker wraps ($8.25), such as the Rocky Balboa, which delivers jabs of grilled chicken, turkey meatballs, reduced-fat cheeses, and its own meat locker for athletes in training. The Mardi Gras salad gathers cajun-seasoned grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, turkey bacon, tomatoes and onions, all tossed in the tantalizing technics of a low-carb salsetta dressing (salads range from $7.25–$9.65). Health-minded patrons fuse layers of 100% whole-wheat penne pasta with lean cuts of chicken, and the reduced-fat vodka sauce congenially works the bowl in style ($9.75).
Founded by a fitness enthusiast, Muscle Maker Grill engineers its menu to put a healthy twist on favorite foods. Chefs transparently dish nutritional information to show off their use of whole-wheat carbohydrates and zero-fat condiments. The grill’s minimally styled dining space boasts bold, red colors, an airy interior, and light fixtures crafted with steel-like materials, much like your lifting buddy Chad's calves.