Among ways to start the morning, eating a balanced breakfast is second only to jogging with the sheep you counted the night before. Get your stomach off on the right foot with today's Groupon to Vitality House Café in Richardson. Choose between the following options:
For $12, you get a bistro breakfast for two (up to a $27.80 total value) that includes:
- Any two breakfast entrees (up to a $10.95 value each)
- Two juices or coffees (up to a $2.95 value each)
For $15, you get a bistro lunch for two (up to a $31.95 total value) that includes:
- A shared appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
- Any two salads, sandwiches, or burgers (up to a $10.95 value each)
At Vitality House Café, talented chefs join forces with a knowledgeable nutritionist to forge diverse, health-conscious breakfast and lunch menus. Amid vibrant green and orange walls speckled with contemporary chairs, dining duos corral the nutrition-packed benefits from morning noshes such as the spinach eggs benedict or a whole-grain english muffin loaded with enough meat, eggs, and cheese to fuel muscles for workouts or long days of pyramid building. The fresh Santa Fe salad sates lunching appetites with thinly sliced bison flank steak, avocado, and a variety of other vitamin-touting vittles. Sandwiches, wraps, and burgers round off the afternoon selection, including vegetarian wraps with house-roasted veggies, balsamic onions, and hummus for herbivores and experimenting velociraptors.
Vitality House Café
If the apple-green walls in Vitality House Café fail to evoke the phrase "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," then a daily recommitment to healthy fare definitely will—keep the doctor away, that is. As graduates of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Chefs Chris and Sandy Smith aimed to create wellness-inducing meals for families, having just had a child of their own. Gluten-free and vegan preparations grace their menu, which specifically lists the number of calories for each dish. For instance, strawberry-almond pancakes harbor precisely 403 calories collectively, and the portabello-mushroom sandwich stacks up 301 calories. Heartier meals grace tables at dinnertime, including a maple-soy-glazed salmon with grilled broccolini and a roasted half chicken that is paired with a choice of two sides.
However tasty the dishes may be, they cannot grace the dine-in and catering menus until they have passed the scrutiny of in-house nutritionist Kelly Crawford. As a Cooper Institute–certified dietary guidance counselor and AFPA-certified nutrition and wellness consultant, she stays abreast of current food trends and offers nutritional services such as meal planning and sabotaging the tourism industry of Candy Land.