New Year, Fun & Healthy Eats!

By Gretchen Pahia

The new year is here and even though families might be dining in more, there’s always that exciting day out where you and your little ones might crave a yummy bite on the go. But hey, it doesn’t always have to be the quick and greasy fast-food lane! There are loads of joyful and healthy dining adventures waiting for your family.

32 Shea
In the heart of Phoenix, this hip café is cooking up some seriously cool healthy treats. Check out their No Shame superfood bowl – a mix of blackened Norwegian salmon or chicken, with sushi rice, avacado, black olives, black beans, salsa, lime crema, and pumpkin seeds. And for a sip of fun, try the rosemary hussey mocktail or the berry-licious smashed blueberry mocktail. For more information, visit

The Morning Squeeze
This breakfast hotspot is a haven for health-conscious families. With welcoming doors in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Morning Squeeze dishes out treats that even the pickiest munchkins will love. Their “I’m Not Hungry” plate is a combo of eggs, bacon, and potatoes. And for the veggie lovers, dive into the veggie skillet, overflowing with fresh peppers, mushrooms, and more, with tortillas to wrap up the goodness. Don’t forget to check out their sunny salad options for lunch! For more information, visit

Myke’s Pizza in Downtown Mesa
Famous for its wood-fired pizzas, Myke’s Pizza also offers a twist of healthiness in its menu. Their roasted Brussel sprouts appetizer is a firework of flavors, perfect to share or savor solo. Imagine Brussel sprouts mingling with garlic, bay leaves, gluten-free soy sauce, and dry cider, all wood-fired to perfection and finished with golden raisins and a sprinkle of Maldon salt. Plus, they’ve got a fresh house salad and a flavorful hummus dish. For more information, visit

The Vegan Taste
And for those days when dining out is just not in the stars, or you’re juggling a tight schedule, let The Vegan Taste bring the adventure to you! They’re champions of plant-based eating, delivering scrumptious 100% vegan meals right to your doorstep. Their menu is a weekly whirlwind tour of global cuisines, all plant-based, with options like gluten-free or oil-free. To join this delicious journey, place your orders by Thursday for a Monday delivery. For more information, visit